Blankets Author Craig Thompson
ISBN-10 177046218X
ISBN-13 9781770462182
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher Drawn and Quarterly
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Quaint meditative and sometimes dreamy blankets will take you straight back to your first kiss The GuardianBlankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice Craig Thompson s poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape finely hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood and a lonely emotionally mixed up adolescence Under an engulfing blanket of snow Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape Over time though their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart It s a universal story and Thompson s vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again This groundbreaking graphic novel winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning first love and first heartache faith in crisis and the process of moving beyond all of that Beautifully rendered in pen and ink Thompson has created a love story that lasts

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