Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
zach & mo & krejg. March 7th, 2013
 During my March 5 – May 14, 2004 travel diary CARNET DE VOYAGE, this little bean-bodied critter invaded my sketchbooks as a conscience to counteract my whining & sentimentality. Nine years later, it’s satisfying & familiar to revisit the character in the pages of SPACE DUMPLINS, though I seriously envy how off-the-cuff I used to churn out the pages. The critter has a name now – Zacchaeus – after a favorite wee little tax-collector from the Bible.
There’s a new presence in my work studio that shares the same energy as Zacchaeus – frisky & distracting & never tolerating the whining – a kitty, name of Maurice (no Biblical reference). Here she is surveying new and old appearances of Zacchaeus. To the right, she protects the drafting table from her throne of crumpled jackets.
In other news:  A)  I’m participating in an exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco with an amazing cast of illustrators. I SEE WHAT YOU SAY opens March 23rd.
And B) the latest foreign edition of HABIBI to debut is from my Serbian publisher Komiko. I wanted to mention it, if for no other reason because I like seeing my name spelled “Krejg”.

9 Responses to “zach & mo & krejg.”

  1. Hannah Says:

    everything is better with a kitty.

    unless you are a black sweater and the kitty is a white long-hair Persian.

  2. Dan Says:

    A little Sendak kitty reference? Awesome! I miss Maurice.

  3. Jordi Says:

    Hi Krejg!
    Nice Kitty. Next post: Mo’s chaos!

  4. Rowan Wendes Says:

    I’m so happy you got a cat. Hello maurice!

  5. isa Says:

    HAHA zach is a rock star!

  6. Shwetha Says:

    Are you going to be at the I SEE WHAT YOU SAY festival going to be all day? Or what times are you going to be there?

  7. craig Says:

    Unfortunately I won’t be in attendance at the I SEE WHAT YOU SAY show, Shwetha. But lots of amazing people will. Definitely worth your while if you’re in the SF area.

  8. Jenny O Says:

    Aw, I loved Zacchaeus in Carnet. We all do better when that bean-shaped part of us kicks the whining-shaped part right in the tush. I’m excited to see him navigate cooties.

    PS what a lovely new lady in your life!

  9. jess smart smiley Says:

    So cool! Nice to see Zacchaeus alive and well, though I don’t remember him being mischievous at all in the past.

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