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Monday, 26 October 2015

TONIGHT! Craig Thompson in conversation with Tom Devlin


Join us tonight, Monday, October 26th, at 7PM for an evening with Craig Thompson. He is the award-winning and bestselling author of all-ages galactic adventure SPACE DUMPLINS, the coming-of-age graphic memoir BLANKETS, and the modern classic HABIBI. Thompson will speak about his career as a cartoonist and the creative process behind his wildly popular work, answer questions, and sign books! AND he'll be in conversation with Drawn & Quarterly's own Executive Director, Tom Devlin!

Blankets is a graphic novel that has emerged as a modern classic story of love and loss since first being published in 2003. This winter, Drawn & Quarterly has republished it in both paperback and hardcover editions. It's a coming of age memoir about the traumas of childhood, faith, and burgeoning first love. Set against the backdrop of icy, white Midwestern winters we see Thompson as a young boy growing up in a poor, strict religious household. He is bullied at school and powerless at home. He turns to drawing and Christianity, only to question his faith as the book unfolds. Beautifully rendered in pen and ink, Thompson's story is engrossing and incredibly accessible in its treatment of childhood, religion, and close relationships.

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