'Blankets' sells out of first printing

Thu, August 28th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

[Craig Thompson and Chris Staros]The heat is on. Top Shelf's Chris Staros is shown here at Wizard World

Chicago handing a $20,000.00 royalty check to BLANKETS creator, Craig

Thompson. If you haven't read BLANKETS yet, you'd better grab a copy

now. While the book goes into a second printing this week, this new

printing will, in all likelihood, quickly evaporate as well.

If you've missed out on the buzz, here's what people are saying about

BLANKETS:

"… a rarity: a first-love story so well remembered and honest that it

reminds you what falling in love feels like. … achingly beautiful." --

Time Magazine (8/25/03)

"Thompson manages to explore adolescent social yearnings, the power of

young love and the complexities of sexual attraction with a rare

combination of sincerity, pictorial lyricism and taste. His exceptional

drawings balance representational precision with a bold and wonderfully

expressive line for pages of ingenious, inventively composed and

poignant imagery." -- Publishers Weekly (8/18/03)

"Blankets is a great American novel." -- Andrew D. Arnold, Time.com

"This book is a masterpiece … people will be discussing it in the same

breath as A Contract with God, Maus, and Sandman. … It's the first truly

great graphic novel of the 21st century, and I assure you that my own

words don't do it any sort of justice." -- Vroom Socko, aintitcool.com

"I thought it was moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest,

and probably the most important graphic novel since JIMMY CORRIGAN." --

Neil Gaiman

"Blankets officially confirms Craig Thompson's place in the world of

graphic novels as one of the true greats." -- Brian Michael Bendis

From the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling graphic

novel, GOOD-BYE, CHUNKY RICE comes BLANKETS. 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, ISBN 1-891830-43-0

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