Thank you continually for all the comments and support. I disagree with the sentiment from this recent HABIBI panel below.

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  1. Sean said just what I wanted to say :)
    And you’re choosing Habibi parts to post so wisely, that there are no spoilers at all :) I can’t wait to read it. Keep up!

  2. I concur with Fotini. I read this blog obsessively and I have no idea what the plot will end up being about.

    Incidentally, I love the giant pipeline. And the view outside your window makes me homesick– I could see that anywhere and know it was Portland.

  3. Keep up the good work Craig! I was teaching a class up here at CCS last week, and I was reminding the students that they are now part of a world-wide community of cartoonists. I said, “What time is it?” (it was about 11:30am) “On the west coast, Craig Thompson’s alarm just went off! He’s going to get up and draw some comics today! We are all in it together!” :)

  4. I remember that rose bush. It sure is fun to see these glimpses of my old house along with your gorgeous artwork. Thanks!

  5. thank you for continuing this blog! i can’t tell you how much i love your work, and will look forward to habibi, absolutely regardless of it’s release date.

  6. Hey there… It’s a little embarrasing to send this here but i can’t get your e-mail. I send you a letter like 5 months ago and you probably nerver got it or read it. how many letters from all over the world yo receive each day?
    Well. i just want you to know that blankets litteraly changed my life. It made me feel virgin, pure. when i red it you were promoting in paris but i didn’t know (i was living there) when you promoted it in barcelona i was in vacation there too. sounds stupid but when i learned it i felt so powerless. i would have loved to shake your hand, look you in the eye and try to explain what i feel about your work. now i live in madrid. i hope one day i’ll have the chance to say all this to you.
    thank you.
    raina and craig made me believe in love again.
    (sorry for my english)

  7. good luck man. I’m glad you have things growing by you. We’re just waiting for the first snow to dump on us. they’re actually saying that might happen on Sunday.

  8. I can’t wait ’til you finish Habibi. Finding myself rereading and rereading Blankets, Goodbye and Carnet! Good luck! That is one very lovely rose, and indeed, it reminds me of The Little Prince… I miss my own personal rose. -sigh-

  9. Scott, I love your work. A fellow Wisconsin-ite, I was completely and utterly moved by Blankets (as was my normally “not a comics fan” wife). I cannot wait for Habibi.

  10. And we need you! You’re an inspiration and your work gets more and more beautiful with each new piece. Also, leave it to you to have such beautifully color-coordinated blog posts.

  11. I apologize in advance for the length of this note…

    I read Blankets after breaking-up with my first love (though I admit I won’t look back on my experience as fondly as you). I was impressed with your honesty and I thought that drawing such a story for the public eye required much bravery. (Also of note, I’m from Michigan and your depiction of our beautiful winters was dead on!)

    Your work inspired me to work on my own graphic novel with renewed vigor. The world needs more honest people, and honest stories, after all. 😉

    Looking forward to Habibi!

  12. Hello Craig!
    I´ve just discovered your blog. I am from Czech republic, huge fan of Blankets, so i just wanted to say hi and wish you a good luck with Habibi. I hope it will come out here in Czech republic too, Chunky rice did not, unfortunately.

    I know that you probably hear thi all the time, but…do you have a picture of Raina? I was always so wandering how might she looks like. I know it is personal, I am just asking….

    anyway – thank you, take care and good luck!

  13. Hey Craig,
    You fed my need for inspiration. I am honestly saying this without any cheese – your works are seriously wonderful.

    They go beyond the visual (which, by the way, is beautiful)


  14. Unrelated to your post, yet exciting nonetheless:
    I don’t know who else to kvell to about this so I’m doing it to you. I’m very happy.

  15. Merci pour ton travail, when I feel tired of this world there are some things that make me feel better and one of them is poetry in any way. Cette histoire de la rose c´est simple et authentique,eskerrik asko

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