Locust Moon Comics Festival 2015


The Locust Moon Comics Festival, Philadelphia’s premiere celebration of comics, illustration, and the graphic arts, returns to the historic Rotunda, just off UPenn’s campus, on Saturday October 31st from 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM. This year’s guests include Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins, Blankets), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine), Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski, Blammo), David Mack (Fight Club 2, Kabuki), Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight, New Mutants), Dean Haspiel (The Quitter, The Fox), Alexa Kitchen and Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), and more to be announced throughout September.

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ATTENDEES: Pay at the door! No advance purchase required. KIDS 13 AND UNDER ARE INVITED IN FOR FREE!

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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!

Press Release:

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.

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

CA – All-Ages Comics Signing


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

WI – Space Dumplins Signing


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

SF – Space Dumplins Signing


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

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

WA – Space Dumplins Signing


Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at University Book Store on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

Press Release:

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

MA – Habibi Signing

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Craig Thompson discusses and signs his long-awaited graphic novel at the Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM!  Hosted by the Harvard Book Store. Tickets go on sale September 1st! ($5 click the link)

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to host Harvey and Eisner Award–winning graphic novelist CRAIG THOMPSON for a discussion of his newest work, Habibi, an Arabian Nights–like love story.

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.

Craig Thompson’s previous graphic novels include Blankets (for which he received three Harvey Awards for Best Artist, Best Graphic Album of Original Work, and Best Cartoonist; and two Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist); Goodbye, Chunky Rice; and Carnet de Voyage. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

“Thompson’s first graphic novel in seven years is a lushly epic love story that’s both inspiring and heartbreaking, intertwined with parables from both Islam and Christianity. Sold into marriage as a young girl, Dodola endures life as the wife of a scribe until she’s captured by slave traders and brought to Wanatolia to be auctioned off. But before she can be sold again, she escapes, taking with her an abandoned toddler named Habibi. The pair runaway to the desert, taking refuge in an abandoned boat, where they survive for nine years, with Dodola teaching Zam the ways of the world through stories from the Qur’an and the Bible. When Zam is 12, he secretly follows Dodola and realizes that she has been prostituting herself to passing caravans in order to acquire food. They are separated when Dodola is taken against her will to become part of a sultan’s harem, leaving Zam alone in the desert. Six long years pass as the two struggle to find their way back to each other and, overcoming enormous odds, eventually end up far from the ancient desert landscape in a contemporary metropolis that underscores Thompson’s subtle ability to blend the timeless and the current. In addition to richly detailed story panels, the gorgeous Arabic ornamental calligraphy makes each page an individual work of art.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)