Carnet du Voyage: In stores today!
Well, lookie here. It's new book day at DQHQ. And we could not be more thrilled to introduce to you the newly expanded hardcover edition of Craig Thompson's classic Carnet de Voyage, now with an epilogue drawn from his most recent European book tour, including several familiar faces and Thompson’s reflections on keeping a sketchbook.
Hot on the heels of international sensation Blankets, Craig took a perhaps unexpected turn with the release of Carnet de Voyage. A departure in genre and format but certainly not in honesty or heart, Carnet is a travelogue of Craig's time in Europe promoting Blankets, as well as his time in Morocco researching his next graphic novel, Habibi. Carnet grants readers access to a different part of Craig, as he documents intellectual and spiritual stimulation amidst the day-to-day work of being a world-renowned cartoonist.
Indeed, these glimpses into Craig's personal experiences and observations show us a young cartoonist maturing into an international star cadidly and honestly.
And through it all, Craig's beautiul drawings are front and centre. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Craig's unparalelled brushwork and evocative lines.
A true master cartoonist, each page of Carnet lets readers more deeply into Craig's world—the sum total an engrossing read that transports readers to new places and gives them access to new feelings.
Join Craig at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR, on Saturday, April 28 from 5–7 to celebrate the release of this newly expanded hardcover edition! More info here.