UK – Journeys of a Caroonist

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Acclaimed American author Craig Thompson appears in conversation with comics authority Paul Gravett at The British Library on Monday 21 March 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM!

Thompson is best known for his much loved and award-winning graphic novels – the autobiographical breakthrough Blankets and his powerful Islamic fairytale Habibi.

He has followed these with Space Dumplins, a masterwork for all ages which combines breathtaking imagination, poignant family drama and sharp ecological awareness. In the tradition of plucky heroines like Alice, and her astonishing adventures, his new character Violet is on an intergalactic quest to save her father in a bizarre polluted future.

This is Craig Thompson’s exclusive London speaking appearance – in conversation with with Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and co-author of Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK.

The event will be followed by a book signing.

Price: Full Price: £8.00
Senior 60+: £6.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Friend of the BL: £5.00

Tickets available now

In association with Comica and Faber & Faber

The British Library
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
+44 (0)1937 546546

UK – Space Dumplins Signing

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Orbital Comics is excited to welcome the phenomenal Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) to the store for a very special signing on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The signing will be followed by one of our famous Director’s Commentary nights with Craig talking us through his latest work, Space Dumplins.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

CA – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

About SPACE DUMPLINS:
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.

About BLANKETS:
Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson’s poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence.

Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart. It’s a universal story, and Thompson’s vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again.

This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love (and first heartache); faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that. Beautifully rendered in pen and ink, Thompson has created a love story that lasts.

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, Good-bye Chunky Rice, and Habibi. 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 around the world.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

QC – Space Dumplins Signings

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Join Craig Thompson at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM for a kids event to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS! And then on Monday October 26th at 7:00 PM Thompson will present and sign his award-winning bestselling coming-of-age graphic memoir BLANKETS and the modern classic HABIBI.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

ON – Space Dumplins Signing

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Press Release:

Little Island Comics is proud to welcome Craig Thompson, author of the new all ages graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS, to Toronto for a special event on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM!

Craig will be presenting from Space Dumplins, his new graphic novel (published by the good folks at Scholastic Canada) on Wednesday, October 28th, at Palmerston Library! Craig will also be signing and sketching for fans, and it’s gonna be a fun event. While the new book is intended for a younger audience, fans of all ages are welcome to attend this free event.

Our thanks to Scholastic Canada, Toronto Public Library, and Drawn & Quarterly for helping us put this event together.

About SPACE DUMPLINS:
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.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, 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.

RSVP on Facebook!

Palmerston Library
560 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, Ontario M6G 2P7
+1 416-393-7680

IL – Space Dumplins Signing

space-dumplinsCraig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

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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.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, “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.

RSVP on Facebook!

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

CA – All-Ages Comics Signing

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Comic creators Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins) and Judd Winick (Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth) sign at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00pm!

Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

WI – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Books & Company on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

Books & Company
1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 567-0106

CA – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Secret Headquarters on Friday, September 25th from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
323.666.2228

SF – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Comix Experience on Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

RSVP on Facebook!

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

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