Craig Thompson comic
Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson's debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad. For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, big trouble. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together. Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.
Top Shelf Productions celebrates their 10,000th copy of Good-Bye, Chunky Rice with a completely re-designed edition! If you haven't jumped onto this speeding bandwagon, now's the time to do so. Alan Moore says: "Both funny and genuinely touching in turn, Good-bye, Chunky Rice is an affecting meditation upon friendship, loneliness and loss, all delivered with a real feel for the musicality of the comic strip form." Publishers Weekly says: "Thompson has crafted an enduring fable... that will charm anyone separated from a dear and loving friend." Good-bye, Chunky Rice is an absolutely essential tome for every graphic novel reader. A quite picture novella of a journey to find one's self, and the deeper meaning of life.
Genre: Graphic Novels
- Issue # TPB (5 years ago)
Habibi is a deeply romantic story that explores and celebrates the beauty and cruelty, the complexity and depths of the Islamic world. Craig's stunning artwork is matched by the haunting strories of his characters' lives. Set in a mythical Middle East, at once contemporary and timeless, Habibi is a parable about our relationship to the natural world, about the cultural divide between the First World and the Third World, and about the common heritage of Christianity and Islam. The magic of storytelling allows us to see the fragility embedded in cruelty, to understand how beauty can preserve us from destruction and how love can save us from loss of hope.
Blankets is a story of self-discovery behind a mask of religion and limited possibilities. As a coming-of-age autobiography, the book tells the story of Thompson's childhood in aEvangelical Christian family, his first love, and his early adulthood. However, the story also relates to other cultural and emotional issues not entirely directed at Thompson that can be placed in a moralised viewpoint.