Known for his award-winning graphic novels Blankets and Habibi, Craig Thompson is going where he never has before in his first full-color graphic novel for all ages. Blasting off into a galaxy filled with strange beings and fueled by the waste of whales, Thompson’s Space Dumplins tells the story of a plucky young girl who sets out to rescue her dad after he goes missing. Put together quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and poop jokes with witty social satire, environmental commentary, and universal themes of family, friendship, and loyalty, and its one-of-a-kind adventure already has both children and adults waiting with anticipation. As Thompson introduces the wonderfully weird graphic novel to fans of all ages, were excited to welcome him for this special reading and signing.
Craig Thompson is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist best known for his books Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, and Habibi. Thompson has received three Eisner Awards, four Harvey Awards, and two Ignatz Awards. In 2007, his cover design for the Menomena album Friend and Foe Received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. Craig lives in Portland, Oregon.
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
A Children’s Place Bookstore
1423 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97212
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
Craig Thompson and Matthew Holm appear at Bridge City Comics for a Space Dumplins and Sunny Side Up release party on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm! This event is free to the public.
Bridge City Comics will have copies of both Space Dumplins and Sunny Side Up (both hard cover and soft coverversions) available for purchase at this event! Thompson and Holm will be in attendance to sign your copies! Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.
About Space Dumplins:
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.
About Sunny Side Up:
From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, semi-autobiographical graphic novel. Jennifer L. Holm is the New York Times bestselling and three-time Newbery Honor-winning author of multiple novels for young readers. Matthew Holm was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. This sister-brother team created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
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Craig Thompson and Farel Dalrymple appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday February 5, 2015 to sign Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream! The party runs from 6-10 PM but Craig Thompson will be signing from 8-9pm only.
Winsor McCay was perhaps the greatest cartoonist of all time, and the Sunday newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland is his most enduring creation. Detailing the adventures of its titular character in The Land of Wonderful Dreams, the early twentieth century opus is one of the most inventive and visually stunning works of American art. A century later, the comic medium is still racing to keep up with the richness, draftsmanship, imagination, and wonder of McCay’s fantastic storytelling and wild Slumberland universe.
In Locust Moon Press’ new anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, many of the world’s finest cartoonists have paid tribute to the master and his masterpiece by creating new Little Nemo strips, following their own voices down paths lit by McCay. Contributors include Paul Pope, JH Williams III, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, Carla Speed McNeil, Charles Vess, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Farel Dalrymple, Marc Hempel, Nate Powell, P. Craig Russell, Jeremy Bastian, Jim Rugg, Ron Wimberly, Scott Morse, David Petersen, J.G. Jones, Mike Allred, Dean Motter, Yuko Shimizu, Roger Langridge, and Mark Buckingham, among many others.
Published in the fall of 2014 as a hardcover book at the full size of the original Little Nemo broadsheet pages (16″ x 21″), this book will celebrate McCay’s endless legacy, chart his influence on generations of modern cartoonists, and most of all shine a light back on an artist who has given his art form so much, and whose work should be more widely known.
This is a love song for Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, and the limitless possibilities of comics. Join artists Craig Thompson and Farel Dalrymple on Thursday Feb. 5th for an art exhibit and get copies of this beautiful book signed. We will also have exclusive giclee prints of Craig and Farel’s pages for sale. We’ll have over a dozen original pages from the book on display from artists including: David Mack, Cole Closser, Alexis Ziritt, Dave Bullock, Aaron Conley, Mark Mariano, Daniel Elisi, Benjamin Marra, Tom Scioli, Weshoyot Alvitre, JG Jones, Dave Chisholm, Ron Wimberly and Jeffro Kilpatrick!
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
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.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
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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
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Craig Thompson signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, October 7 from 6pm – 9pm!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Craig Thompson appears at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, September 28 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm!
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
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Craig Thompson appears with Sarah Glidden at WORD on September 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm.
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.
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY