One of my Intro to Narrative students talked about Craig Thompson's Blankets
alongside Jimmy Corrigan
in their final-exam essay on Persepolis
, so I ordered it from Amazon and gave it a look. It's pretty great, all about brothers and religion and art and young love. Like Maus
, as well), Blankets
is straight-up autobiography, and it absolutely deserves to be mentioned alongside those other, classic comics.
It's really good, is what I'm saying.
You can check out some sample pages from the book at TopShelfComix
, while Fear of Speed
have interviews with Thompson. DootDootGarden
, Thompson's homepage, is a fun time too.