This October we are very proud to present local author Craig Thompson in celebration of the release of his highly anticipated new graphic novel, Habibi. Craig has also curated an exhibit of Habibi inspired artwork by the following artists: Mike Allred, Aaron Renier, Carson Ellis, Farel Dalrymple, Jen Wang, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Lark Pien, Theo Ellsworth and Tom Hart.
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.
WHO: Craig Thompson
WHAT: 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
WHEN: Thursday, October 6th, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
CRAIG THOMPSON’s first graphic novel, Good-bye, Chunky Rice, debuted when he was twenty-three.
His sophomore effort, Blankets, won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages.
Six years in the making, Habibi marks his return to the medium. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.