by Craig Thompson
"I thought it was moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest,
and probably the most important graphic novel since JIMMY CORRIGAN." --
"Blankets officially confirms Craig Thompson's place in the world of
graphic novels as one of the true greats." -- Brian Michael Bendis
"Thompson's graphic novel debut, Good-bye, Chunky Rice, was a delicate
parable of loss that garnered deserved acclaim. [This] eagerly awaited,
follow-up to it is more ambitious, more accomplished, and more
accessible....this is a genuine graphic novel, with a universal appeal
..." -- Gordon Flagg, Booklist, American Library Association.
From the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling graphic
novel, GOOD-BYE, CHUNKY RICE comes Craig Thompson's all-new masterpiece.
Clocking in at 592 pages, BLANKETS may well be the single most
anticipated graphic novel of the year. Wrapped in the landscape of a
blustery Wisconsin winter, BLANKETS explores the sibling rivalry of two
brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of
two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of
playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.
A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson.
-- $29.95 (US), 592 pages, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2", Deluxe Graphic Novel, ISBN
by Jeffrey Brown
The follow-up to Jeffrey Brown's self-published debut hit, CLUMSY.
UNLIKELY continues to explore the nature of relationships in this story
of how Jeffrey Brown lost his virginity. A full-length graphic novel of
excruciating detail and intimacy, drawn in an awkward style that both
disarms the reader and heightens the emotional impact of the work.
-- $14.95 (US), 256 pages, 5" x 7 3/4", Graphic Novel, ISBN
COMIC BOOK ARTIST (VOL 2) #2
Edited by Jon B. Cooke
Frank "The Monkey Boy" Cho speaks! We get the story behind Brandy, Oscar
the weiner dog, Dean and the entire Liberty Meadows gang as one of the
finest artists working today gets the CBA treatment when we examine his
career in-depth with an exhaustive interview, sketchbook gallery,
special color section, and Shanna the She-Devil preview! Plus comrade
Chris Goss, creator of The Red Star, one of the hottest and most
innovative titles today, explains how this unique comic book -- one
singlehandedly resurrecting the Evil Soviet Empire -- is produced by the
Archangel Studio team of cutting-edge collaborators. In addition, Mike
Friedrich details the history of Star*Reach, the first alternative
publisher of "Groundlevel" comics in the '70s. We'll also out the truth
from talented animator J.J. Sedelmaier about secrets behind his great
Saturday Night Live cartoon series, The Ambiguously Gay Duo and The
X-Presidents in a lively interview.
-- $7.50 (US), 100 pages, Magazine, Saddle Stitched, Color Covers, B&W
and Full Color Interiors