CA – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson appears at Meltdown Comics for a Q&A, Slideshow Presentation, and Signing on Friday May 11th, 20012 at 7pm!

About the book:
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, circumstance, and love. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and greed.

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 the magic of storytelling.

About the author:
Craig Thompson was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

OR – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson appears on  Thursday, October 6th from 6-10pm for a Habibi book release and exhibit of Habibi inspired artwork by: Mike Allred, Aaron Renier, Carson Ellis, Farel Dalrymple, Kurt Halsey, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Lark Pien, Theo Ellsworth, Tom Hart. 

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

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

SF – Habibi Reception

Craig Thompson appears at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, September 28 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm!

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Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes award-winning cartoonist Craig Thompson for a special presentation celebrating the release of his greatly anticipated new graphic novel, Habibi. This event takes place at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.  Tickets for this event cost $5, but that price will be refunded with purchase of Habibi at the Cartoon Art Museum bookstore. This event is free for Cartoon Art Museum members.

Seating for this event is limited.  Tickets can be purchased through Guestlist Ticketing.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

NYC – An Evening with Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson appears with Sarah Glidden at WORD on September 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm.

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Press Release:

WORD is delighted to announce that, as our book-end event for the Brooklyn Book Festival, we are presenting an evening with acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson!

Attendees will be able to meet and mingle with Thompson at a cocktail party, followed by an interview with Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less), Q&A and signing. Tickets are $40 each, include a copy of his new novel Habibi and drinks and hors d’oeuvre, and admit one. The event is capped at 50 attendees, so get your tickets now at the link!

Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi (which means “beloved” in Arabic) 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. 

Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY

 

CA – Habibi Signing

The internationally acclaimed Craig Thompson appears at Pegasus Books on Thursday, September 29 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm for a visual presentation and signing of his highly anticipated new graphic novel, Habibi.

Wheelchair accessible; refreshments served.

This event is free.

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

CA – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson signs at Lee’s Comics on September 29 at 12:00pm!

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Lee’s Comics
1020 North Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043-1760

IA – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson appears at Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, September 25th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

 

NYC – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson signs at the Strand on September 20th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Acclaimed graphic novelist and two-time Eisner-award winning author of the autobiographical graphic novel Blankets (one of Time Magazine’s 100 Best English Language Graphic Novels Ever Written) returns with a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, and the common heritage of Christianity and Islam. 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. Habibi follows 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.

Not only is it a “lushly epic love story that’s both inspiring and heartbreaking,” but Publishers Weekly starred review also affirms that “the gorgeous Arabic ornamental calligraphy makes each page an individual work of art.”

Buy the book or a $10 Strand Gift Card in order to attend this event. Both options admit two people.

The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

OR – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson signs on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30pm!

Since the enormous success of his 2003 classic, Blankets, fans can finally celebrate a new graphic novel from Craig Thompson. Set in a world of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi (Pantheon) tells the story of Dodola and Zam, child slaves bound to each other by chance, circumstance, and love. More than just a love story, though, Habibi explores our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between first and third worlds, and the common heritage of Christianity and Islam.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

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