Amazon Book Review names Carnet De Voyage a best comic of April

“Graphic Novel Friday: Best Comics of April” / Amazon Book Review / Alex Carr / April 27, 2018

Graphic novelist Craig Thompson first hit wide appeal with Blankets, a coming of age autobiography, in 2003 and earned two Eisner awards, among a slew of others. On a promotional tour for that book, Thompson traveled across Europe and illustrated his journey in a diary. In it, he reflects on staying creativity engaged while navigating publicity demands and anxiety, not to mention traversing gorgeous cityscapes like Barcelona and exploring lesser-tread opportunities in Marrakesh. The sketchbook diary would later be published as Carnet de Voyage in 2004. This month, publisher Drawn and Quarterly brings it back into print after over a decade, in a larger hardcover format with a new cover illustration. In the 32 additional pages added to this extended edition, Thompson travels again to Europe and ruminates on the life and career of his younger self.

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