Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
chunky surf February 27th, 2009

a new piece of Chunky Rice art — a birthday card for my mom, actually — continuing with the Hawaiian theme.

17 Responses to “chunky surf”

  1. dan Says:

    one of my favorite things to do as a professional illustrator is to make cards for my family. i guess i’ve been doing it since i can remember and i can think of no one happier to get them than my mom and family…

  2. rowan Says:

    hi craig, would you be interested in giving an interview to a group of illustrators from kingston university, london? it could be a telephone interview, or by email. whaddaya say? :)
    all the best

  3. Isaac Says:

    Those are some really gorgeously cartooned sea creatures. Thanks for posting that!

  4. Maiz Says:

    Thanks for posting that. It’s beautiful, and a real treat to know that there is more Chunky Rice out there that we have yet to see…

  5. Jose de Leon Says:

    Happy Birthday to your mom, Craig!

  6. Meaghan Says:

    That is lovely! Chunky Rice is one of the sweetest looking characters I’ve ever seen. :)

  7. Hana O. Says:

    lucky mom!
    Chunky & Dandel (& the crazy critter friend) look they they’re having a blast! & sweet sea creatures…

  8. Grace Says:

    I’m kinda jealous that your mom gets all the cool artwork. I hope you make greeting cards cover art along with all the other great things that you do.

  9. Jon K Says:

    I love how this sort of melds your old and new styles. It feels a lot more relaxed than most of the perfect curves throughout chunky rice.

  10. arjuna Says:

    I m without words…

  11. lirios bou Says:

    I discovered you with Chunky Rice, and I have to say that I fell in love with it!
    There aren’t only lovely characters and an emotional story, for me every picture in that book is a great work of art.

    I think exactly the same about Blankets.
    so, I can only say: congratulations for your brilliant work.

  12. Nathan Says:

    thank you for inspiring me to pick up the brush and give it another shot – i wouldn’t have had the patience to make the transition from marker pens without having seen the beautiful works you produce. and habibi looks incredible by the way, i look forward to reading it!

  13. Dave Says:

    this piece would be an amazing screenprint

  14. amelia Says:

    i read your first novel two nights ago – a delight; sad, poignant, powerful – just what i was expecting

  15. Victoria Says:

    Mr. Thompson, this artwork is so cool, where did you come up with your ideas. The colors and shapes, and lines, they all are very intruiging. That is the kind of Graphic novel that i get drawn into

  16. Jasjyot Singh Hans Says:

    Sigh. I am absolutely in love with your two books and can’t can’t just can’t wait for more. It’s just priceless. Godliness, if I may say so. This illustration is absolutely fabulous.

  17. billy qu Says:

    is there going to be more chunky rice series books?

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