Craig Thompson comic
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.