WA – Space Dumplins Signing

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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

OR – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at A Children’s Place Bookstore on Friday, September 11th at 5:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

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A Children’s Place Bookstore
1423 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-8294

OR – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Space Dumplins/Sunny Side Up Signing

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Press Release:

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.

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

OR – Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream Signing

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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.

Press Release: 

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!

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

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

CA – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson speaks and signs at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Award-winning graphic novelist Craig Thompson comes to the Skirball to discuss his latest and highly praised graphic novel Habibi in a slide-illustrated talk.

Sprawling across an epic landscape of desert 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 and 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. It is simultaneously a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and the magic of storytelling.

A Q&A and book signing will follow the program.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

UK – Habibi Signing

January 20, 2012 by  
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Craig Thompson signs at Mega City Comics on Tuesday 24th January at 6:00pm!

Press Release:

We are delighted to announce a signing with the rather fabulous Craig Thompson (author/artist of Habibi and Blankets). If there was one book that came out last year that stood apart from all the others in every respect it would have to be Craig Thompson’s ‘Habibi’. Here’s your chance to meet the man on his UK visit, have a chat, and have him doodle in your book.

Mega City Comics
18 Inverness Street, Camden Town, NW1 7HJ

UK – Habibi Signing

December 23, 2011 by  
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Craig Thompson signs at Gosh Comics from 5pm until 7pm on Monday the 16th Saturday the 21st of January!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

OR – Habibi Signing

October 4, 2011 by  
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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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