Carnet de voyage

by Thompson, Craig, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA THOMPSON Craig
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YA THOMPSON Craig
Millvale Community Library Graphic Novels GRN THO
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  GRN THO
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC THOMP
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Craig Thompson spent three months traveling through Barcelona, the Alps, and France, as well as Morocco, researching his next graphic novel, Habibi. Spontaneous sketches and a travelogue diary document his adventures and quiet moments, creating a raw and intimate portrait of countries, culture and the wandering artist.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After the success of the autobiographical Blankets BKL Je 1 & 15 03, Thompson spent two months in Europe on a publicity tour, with a side trip to Morocco to research a future project. In his preface to this sketchbook-diary of his travels, he warns that it isn't his next book but just a little snack. Thompson's snack is more substantive, however, than most comics artists' main courses. He dashes off wonderfully expressive and evocative drawings of France, Barcelona, Marrakech, and the Alps, even after he loses his pens and has to buy cheap, secondhand felt-tips. He presents an earnest but self-aware account of the first exposure of a self-styled bumpkin lad to exotic locales with a facility that belies his youth and effectively depicts solo-traveler's woes both familiar-- loneliness, insomnia, diarrhea--and particular--career-threatening arthritis aggravated by nonstop drawing. The melancholy of Blankets is here, too, for Thompson's lover had left him just before he departed. His consequent moments of self-pity are a bit self-indulgent, but they go with the territory of diary keeping. --Gordon Flagg Copyright 2004 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: ""They say `Wherever you go, there you are....' I thought with Morocco, I'd be setting out on some exotic adventure, but it turns out I'm just a simple, quiet fellow." So writes Thompson in this travel sketchbook chronicling two months of wandering through Africa and Europe, sometimes as tourist, sometimes as a famous cartoonist on tour. Rather than a narrative follow-up to the award-winning Blankets, this diary reveals both Thompson's creative strengths and weaknesses. Although more or less spontaneous, the book still shapes the material into something of a narrative, the continuing themes being Thompson's self-conscious love of beauty, his sense of isolation and the gradual physical deterioration of his hands due to arthritis and over-drawing. Thompson is honest enough to confront his own self-absorption (he makes constant references to his own whininess), but this recognition reveals that Blankets' na?vet? is more studied than it first appears. Many of the elements that made Blankets so successful are here, not least among them Thompson's incredible, lush line-work and telling detail. Every person he meets is captured with a keen eye and a lively brush, and entries such as one recounting his fascination with Gaud!'s architecture in Barcelona, or a day spent with fellow cartoonist Blutch discussing artistic muses, are both thought provoking and touching. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Thompson, Craig, -- 1975- -- Travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Voyages and travels -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Diaries -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
France -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Barcelona (Spain) -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Morocco -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Alps -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher Marietta, Ga. :Top Shelf Productions,2004
Contributors Top Shelf Productions (Marietta, Ga.)
Language English
Notes "Travel journal volume one."
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 1891830600
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