Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
stormtroopers, flomgart & gluten-free beer July 9th, 2012

Thanks for the reminder, Jordi! The all-ages book is progressing, but still in its secret stages. What I can reveal is that I got last minute tickets to attend San Diego Comic-con this week. At 10:30 am on Friday, July 13th, I’ll be signing at the Top Shelf booth (#1721). That night, I’ll certainly be attending the Eisner Awards. And on Saturday the 14th, from 10am – noon, I’ll be presenting a writers’ workshop on ‘World-Building’ at TR!CKSTER (795 J Street, San Diego, CA). My plan is to hang around TR!CKSTER quite a bit, where they’ll be selling a super-limited-edition HABIBI screenprint – handpulled by Portland printmaking superstar Pete McCracken.

Speaking of Portland superstars, cartoonist buddy & psychedelic visionary Theo Ellsworth (above) is leaving town; so we got together for one last drawing day, and crafted an afternoon jam comic (below). FLOMGART’S DEPARTURE is inspired by Chicago’s Trubble Club sessions. For other surreal, half-baked jams on this blog, revisit those with Aaron Renier, Fabio Moon, and my brother Phil.

12 Responses to “stormtroopers, flomgart & gluten-free beer”

  1. Jose de Leon Says:

    How exciting, Craig! Hopefully you will win the Eisner’s you are nominated for this year, so that this will be quite the celebration for you. Good Luck!

  2. Maiz Says:

    That vortex jam just made my day! I wish we could make it down to San Diego to watch you win some more Eisners. By the way, if you ever need some kid readers for feedback on your all-ages book, let me know… I’ve got a seven year old who has been very interested in your work after meeting you in LA. I had to hide Habibi! And Blankets! (And have some interesting and deeeeep conversations…) Now we’re both big fans.

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  4. Jose de Leon Says:

    Congratulations on the Best Writer/Artist Eisner win, Craig! A shame that Habibi didn’t win the big prize for Best Original Graphic Novel, but I think even you’d be happy following one of your heroes, Jim Henson.

  5. Jordi Says:

    Congratulations, Craig! I’m happy to read that you won the Eisner award! Have a good celebration!
    BTW the Flomgart’s Departure comic is really cooool!

  6. Catherine Says:

    Many congratulations on the Best Writer/Artist Eisner award! Your work is really incredible. Everyone who met you at Comic Con was really fortunate.

  7. Aggy Says:

    Congratulations Craig!! Habibi truly deserved the win. The most moving read I’ve had in a long time, and now my favourite graphic novel. Thank you!

  8. Alex Nall Says:

    Congratulations on your Eisne, Craig! When I first read ‘Habibi’ I was certain that it would be receiving accolades of some kind. It is a wonderful book and is definitely worth the recognition of all your hard work! Keep at it! Thanks!

  9. Michael Says:

    Congrats, Craig. Big fan of all your works. If you ever find yourself in Australia, there’s a graphic narrative class in Uni Melbourne that would love to have you drop by. Cheers, Mate!

  10. Jess Smart Smiley Says:

    Congratulations! I think we all knew you would be going home with an Eisner, but I bet you were still nervous – especially with James licking your face and all :P

    Did you color this piece, as well as draw it? It seems like you’ve been doing a lot with color lately. A taste of what’s to come with your children’s book?

  11. isa Says:

    you ARE the best writer+artist…

  12. Anna Kohler Says:

    Reading your Diary on moroccan trip, I didn’t trust my eyes: ‘ how can he blunder like that?
    Boasting, that he has no religion (…can be dangerous in islamic states), drawing in the streets and being surprised on aggressivity of people ( there is a strictly religious prohibition on picturing )… and so on.
    I wondered if you even prepared this trip culturally, or you made like all Americans, naivly enter the world with the own benchmark.
    In spite of that, I liked the book, congratulations! Anna

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