Official Press Release
CRAIG THOMPSON will be signing his stunning graphic novel, HABIBI at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 20th January from 6 – 7pm.
Be there – and in with a chance to win a signed, numbered HABIBI poster!
Habibi, based on a Middle Eastern fable, tells of Dodola, who escapes being sold into slavery and rescues an abandoned baby she names Zam.
They live in isolation in an old boat in the desert. As they age their relationship shifts from mother and son, to brother and sister and eventually lovers. In the meantime however Dodola is forced to prostitute herself to desert traders in order to provide for Zam. When he seeks an alternative means of income Dodola is captured by the Sultan and Zam is forced into a quest to try and rescue her.
Set in the place where Christianity and Islam began, it explores the fundamental connection between these religions, and also the relationship between the first and the third world and the increasingly important battle for the earth's resources. Ambitious, but always deeply felt, Habibi is a beautifully drawn and moving graphic novel that will get a huge amount of attention
Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in SF, Fantasy and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for events, including Jonathan Ross, Kevin Smith, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Stephen King.
For more about our signings please go to: forbiddenplanet.com/events/