Carnet De Voyage

December 6, 2004 | Comics


Carnet De Voyage
Craig Thompson
Top Shelf Productions
$14.95 US (paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Craig Thompson would be a pitiable man if he weren’t so amazingly talented and successful.
While fans of the creator of one of the best graphic novels of the past year, Blankets, wait with great impatience for his expected 2005 follow-up, Thompson has been the toast of the comics’ scene.
His 2 1/2 month publicity tour/vacation through Europe and Morocco earlier this year has resulted in Carnet De Voyage, an illustrated account of the quirky odyssey this neurotic, yet smashingly talented artist endured.
Beautiful portraits and landscapes mixed with Thompson’s observations on societal and cultural differences and a harsh look at himself and his occasionally tortured existence as an artist make Carnet a trip worth taking.

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