Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
back to the drawing table November 7th, 2012

Thanks for the reminder, Jordi. It’s been five weeks since my return, and I’ve finally started drawing the NEXT BOOK. Twelve pages are finished, but I’m still reclaiming the discipline & drawing muscles required to make final pages. It’s still a bit soon to reveal the details of the project, but I will say my focus is on the all-ages book. While brainstorming/writing (earlier in the year), I gave equal attention to three ideas, but the time-consuming demands of drawing have nudged the other two books to the backburner. Here’s some preliminary sketches of the new book’s hero – VIOLET.

In other news, here’s a link to the BLANKETS MARRIAGE PROPOSAL of Becca & Mike mentioned at the end of last month’s post.
A sweet moment and a great honor as an author to find one’s book connecting so deeply to readers’ lives. Best wishes to Becca & Mike!


13 Responses to “back to the drawing table”

  1. Bry Says:


  2. Ruth Says:

    My husband and I are so excited! Something written by our favorite graphic novelist that we can share with our daughters…this is news to celebrate.

    Can’t wait to buy it.

  3. Fátima del Carmen López Sevilla Says:

    OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Craig Thompson is back on the drawing table!! Yes, yes, yes. I can’t wait for it.
    Good luck and all the best with this new project 😀

  4. Liesbeth Says:

    Can’t wait!!! Looking good!!!

  5. Jordi Says:

    It’s fantastic to hear that somrthing new it’s starting to have a shape. I wish you a lot of strength and inspiration!

  6. isa Says:

    i hope you get your drawing muscles back soon, so you can also work on the erotic book…

  7. Corny Says:

    Waiting for the c) project to be drawn 😉

  8. Morningstar Says:

    I love hearing updates on your art! Is there any chance you would ever teach workshops on comic art?

  9. Maiz Says:

    This is so exciting!!!!!

  10. jess smart smiley Says:

    Very fun! I wonder what this one-eyed bunny is all about…

  11. ~Adam Says:

    So is Top Shelf still publishing the short story collection Kissy Poo Garden? Was really hoping we’d see this out by now.

  12. Mary Says:

    Will you be doing any public events/book signings in december or january in portland??

    Austin TX

  13. Jacqueline Kinomoto (@Jacqueroll) Says:

    This is so exciting! :)
    Good lucky!!

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