Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
world comics June 24th, 2013
My Korean publisher OPEN BOOKS translate my work with incredible attention to design & production. Check out their edition of CARNET DE VOYAGE with a 3/4 jacket.

In the upper right is a “LASER QUEST” jam with Lewis Trondheim. I’m reminded that Kim Thompson
was the first to translate & publish Trondheim’s work in the US.
Also, this news is late now that Hassan Rohani has been elected president of Iran, but my dear friend Amir co-orchestrated a very cool presidential campaign for the star of his & Khalil’s book ZAHRA’S PARADISE. (author photo by Michael Macor)
http://vote4zahra.org/  If you haven’t yet read their book, you must!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22803971

11 Responses to “world comics”

  1. Åsa Says:

    That korean book is gorgeous. Now I sort of wish I knew korean.

  2. Agatha Says:

    That edition looks awesome! Does that mean Blankets and Habibi are available in Korean too?

  3. craig Says:

    Yes, Agatha~ OPEN BOOKS also released Korean editions of BLANKETS and HABIBI. The latter is still on the press.

  4. Jordi Says:

    Cool. nice and stylish edition!

  5. jess smart smiley Says:

    The American version isn’t colored at all–did OPEN BOOKS add the green?

    Also: hooray for two posts in one day!

  6. isa Says:

    thank you so much for sharing amir and khalil´s work with us. today zahra can only be fictional, but fantasy can be the seed of future reality: maybe one day we´ll witness the miracle.

  7. Kry Says:

    Amazing edition. I wish every publisher would care so much.

    Love your work, I discovered it last year and I’ve just finished Habibi. Keep on telling these great stories!

  8. Cornelia Papendick Says:

    just really wanna thank u, that u share your love through your work ! habibi was the first comic book i ever bought. i didnt knew u, i just saw the cover in window and i bought! i found something special in it…to see who we really are. just love ourselves in the way we are and each other in the end.even if the way is long to come over something, which really mades u feel bad. just never stop believe in it.
    iam artist from germany, just trying to do graphic novel, ha ha it seems to be the biggest fight i ever did…
    big greetings from halle saale (a town in eastgermany ;)

  9. Jordi Says:

    Hey Craig! July has passed with no new entry… On vacation? :)

  10. Quentin Lefebvre Says:

    Hello Craig Thompson,

    I’m a 23 year old french artist, I started comics 10 years ago and today, to celebrate this, there is an article on my blog where I speak about my 10 favourite comic books. Blankets is one of them ! -> http://www.quentinlefebvre.com/2013/08/10-ans-de-bd-je-vous-presente-10-albums.html
    I translate for you the text I made about it :
    “ Tell a first love with poesy, realism, humor, dream, with a rich graphism, is it possible ? Yes : read Blankets !”
    Thanks for this wonderful book !
    I have a tumblr where I put my drawings translated from french to english (every sunday) : http://quentinlefebvre.tumblr.com

    Have a good work !
    Quentin Lefebvre

  11. jiwon Says:

    hi. I’m glad to see this post here. I’m Korean. I just read your fantastic graphic novel, Habibi although it’s 4 o’clock in the morning. ( : I’m deeply impressed and moved.
    Amazing!!!

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