Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
backyard blankets July 10th, 2011

The new editions of BLANKETS are here in time for San Diego Comic Con (in stores in August). The hardcover is the exact same dimensions as
HABIBI so they’ll mesh nicely on bookshelves. Check the stamped gold foil and spotgloss. They both have fancy smyth-sewn bindings to sprawl
open in the sunny backyard. And that’s the trifold poster lounging with them. Hope you all are enjoying the summer. Thanks for checking in!

29 Responses to “backyard blankets”

  1. Jason Bradshaw Says:

    I am incredibly stoked for these <3

  2. izas Says:

    they look wonderful!!!

  3. David D. The Christian Artist Says:

    They look amazing. I think it’s pretty cool how you choose to make Habibi’s cover look almost like a Quran.

  4. lpwk Says:

    good news for us!

  5. Jaybird Says:

    Wow, Craig!!! Beautiful. I’m going to have to buy the Blankets too, which will let my well-loved/dog-eared copy retire. πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see them up close!

  6. Lu Says:

    These are gorgeous!

  7. Miguel Says:

    put simply: NEED.

  8. Pat Barrett Says:

    Inta that trifold, and always in favor of foil stamps! I’ve been thinking about revisiting a project with a similar visual game to the poster:

    (Sorry to toot my own horn as a “long time/first” time, as they’d say on sports radio. I really am into this, and especially excited to read the new book.)

  9. Chito Says:

    Those look exceedingly handsome. Are you still going on a Habibi tour following its release? Please come to Austin, TX!!!

  10. jess smart smiley Says:

    Wow. I am FREAKING OUT over the cover of Habibi. That is one handsome book! So glad I’ve pre-ordered two copies. Heck, maybe I’ll order another one next month! πŸ˜›

  11. Cos Says:

    I want all of those. @_@ Any chance for more contests on facebook to probably get the preview of habibi or maybe even the trifold poster? =P

  12. Alex Says:

    Cannot wait. So beautiful.

  13. kayden Says:

    can you pls print more of those tri-fold posters, and have them with you when you go on tour?

    i’d really love to buy one

  14. Jordi Says:

    Now I have a good excuse for buying the English edition!

  15. Rachael Says:

    I am simply lusting after both of them! They are gorgeous!

  16. Som Mukherjee Says:

    Looking great…eagerly waiting for Habibi…. Blankets is one of my fav… sure Habibi will be even better… cheers and all the best. :)

  17. Jasjyot Singh Hans Says:

    WOAHHH! I WANT TO GET MY HANDS ALL OVER THEM πŸ˜€ Can’t wait for it to hit the shelves in India πŸ˜€

  18. Raiza Says:

    They look awesome!
    Are there plans for a brazilian/portuguese version of Habibi? I really hope so!

  19. aggy Says:

    So beautiful!
    Blankets is already on my shelf but it looks like I’ll have to get another copy.. :)

  20. Katie Says:

    Truly beautiful. I’m so anxious to get my copy of Habibi. I hope to meet you and have you autograph my collection in October in Seattle!

  21. Christopher Says:

    My eyes just glossed over. My copy of Blankets has shown it’s wear from years of passing it onto friends. I can’t wait to purchase these too books and indulge myself in some of the best story telling I’ve come across.

  22. Juliette Says:

    Amazing! Very nice designs for these hardcovers, I can’t wait to read Habibi and to re-read Blankets! Hope both of these will be available soon in the UK or in NL. :)

  23. Luiz Says:

    Hey! This is fantastic! I just can’t wait to read blankets again. And Habibi looks really beautiful. I just want september to come. Here in Brazil it will take so long to be published… I thinK I’ll order it!! Congratulations Craig.

  24. Andrew Says:

    Just seeing the gorgeous cover of Habibi makes the wait so much harder.

  25. Lu Says:

    Blankets is my favourite graphic novel ever and stumbling onto news of a hardcover edition this evening has absolutely ignited me.

    Not only within the instant ordering, of knowing that Habibi is the end of the month [ordered as well], but within the shimmer of how much the memory of reading Blankets affected me, both within the now and the sheer soul sweep of that very first time.

    Thank you for your hard work and craft, Sir. Really so excited and genuinely moved.

  26. Marwan El Nashar Says:

    Craig, I was very inspired by your presentation yesterday in Toronto’s underground cinema and even more so with your new book Habibi! Its a masterpiece from cover to cover and definitely one of the best graphic novels of all time; the art, the subject matter and your courageous and successful attempt to blend the Abrahamic faiths is simply amazing! I’m especially moved as I’m about to venture into creating my own graphic novel series; Jinn Warriors! In a month I’ll be living in Indonesia to overlook rendering of my first book and as promised you’ll be the first to see it and if willing, leave your mark on it :) See link for a sneak peek. Thank you again for being and inspiration when there is none around me!

  27. Brayan Says:

    CRAIG!!! Will you ever come to Southamerica? I live in Bolivia, and it’s very difficult to get your books here. Congratulations for your job, u r great…

  28. JJB Says:

    What happened to the girl (you called her Raina in the book) after you broke up? Never saw her reaction to the breakup in ‘Blankets’… do you still keep in contact with her? It seemed like the love-story finished suddenly after getting the reader so emotionally involved, and kind of jumped to talking about life after moving out of home… without tying up the story of you and Raina

  29. Courtney M Says:

    I am a student taking and independent study about graphic novels and Blankets was one of my first assignments. This includes commenting on your blog. After reading the book I wondered…I feel like throughout the book you portray yourself as less..elegant? than Raina, who has more realistic eyes and always is seen with flowing hair. Did you do this on purpose? Have you seen this in your own work? And why did you chose to draw the symbol of your publisher throughout many of the pages? Is it a sign of gratitude or something else?

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