OR – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, October 7 from 6pm – 9pm!

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Night with Craig Thompson and Habibi on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. Craig will be in attendance to sign autographs but offering sketches will be at his discretion.

Craig has graciously created brand new artwork for a print available ONLY during our signing event on Friday, October 7! If you buy a copy of Habibi from Bridge City Comics from its release on September 20 through the signing on October 7th, you’ll be given a special card. Bring the card with you to the signing and we will give you a copy of the print FOR FREE during the event (while supplies last)! Prints will also be available for $10 each if you bought Habibi somewhere else.

Come help us celebrate the long-awaited release of Craig Thompson’s long-form masterpiece, Habibi! Craig took the world by storm with his 2003 592-page semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Blankets. And now he’s outdone himself with Habibi, a 672-page story of two children bound together by chance, who grow together, then apart, as they struggle to find a place for themselves in the world.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Habibi on hand for purchase during the event ($35), as well as a special, limited event-only sale on Craig’s Blankets graphic novel ($15 during the event, regularly $30 while supplies last).

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland. Please call 503-282-5484 or e-mail info@bridgecitycomics.com for more information.

About Habibi: Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth and frailty of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

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