Further Reading on Thompson’s Blankets

Per class discussion, here are links to interviews with Craig Thompson, author of Blankets.

Craig Thompson at Meltdown Comics (this is the full video that we watched a clip from).

Qulture – WEB EXTRA – Graphic Novelist Craig Thompson discusses ‘Blankets’ (another video)

Graphic Novelist Craig Thompson on Parental Censorship, Leaving Christianity, and His Epic, “Habibi” (article from Mother Jones)

Craig Thompson transcript – Contents (this is the transcript to a lengthy interview with Thompson; part 7 includes information on Raina and his source of inspiration for her character)

If you liked Blankets, you might also enjoy:

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Marbles by Ellen Forney

Stitches by David Small

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (apparently Craig Thompson did the introduction!)

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Tomboy by Liz Prince

This One Summer and Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

Lucy Knisley’s books

and Lynda Barry’s books

 

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