Craig Thompson, a personal favorite, has very few books out there for you to read. “Goodbye Chunky Rice” and “Blankets” showcase his amazing talent as a writer and artist and “Carnet de Voyage” is a sketchbook that again remains personal and accessible all at the same time. Well his library is growing in September with “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.
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.
I personally cannot wait. But as I sit here biding my time I can hop over to the Habibi website where Thompson shows off his pages in progress. I can’t download the pics and share them here so you will have to head over to the site to enjoy them fully, but trust me, it is worth it.
So click HERE and enjoy!