Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
drawing brothers July 3rd, 2014

Just returned from one month in France where I began a collaborative book with 72 year old French comics master Edmond BAUDOIN.

(A – Edmond with Cambodian cartoonist Tian, left. Amiens Cathedral, right.)

(B – Signing at the Palais du Commerce, left. Little Prince statue in Place Bellecour, right.)

After book signings at the A) Amiens BD festival and B) Lyon BD festival, Edmond & I retreated to his childhood haunts of Villars-sur-Var –
a mountaintop village near Nice to churn out drawings and write thumbails for our book.

Our timing aligned with village festival of their patron St. Jean – documented in Baudoin’s book LE CHEMIN DE SAINT JEAN.
Edmond has over 60 books in his bibliography, though zero are translated in English at this point.

Our collaborative project has just begun… the next step is Edmond visiting my stomping grounds in Portland & Wisconsin… BUT for the rest of the year, I plunge back into SPACE DUMPLINS to hit that deadline for a FALL 2015 release – the tenth anniversary of Scholastic’s GRAPHIX line.

7 Responses to “drawing brothers”

  1. Lili Bayou Says:

    I adore Edmond Baudoin’s work, can’t wait to see what the results of you two collaborating are!

  2. Michael Says:

    Love it. Get his books translated! Use your magic connections…

  3. Anneke Caramin Says:

    This is very exciting news! I’m really curious to see what you’ll be doing together!

  4. Jordi Says:

    Have a good summer, Craig! I can’t wait to see your new projects!

  5. Hector Casanova Says:

    Craig, I will be in Portland this next week. If you are around and have a little free time, I would love to grab a cup of coffee with you! Drop me a line, please! Cheers, old friend~
    – Hector

  6. Jess Smart Smiley Says:

    Wow! Was the collaboration planned, or something that stemmed from your stay in France? I can’t wait to see what the two of you come up with.

  7. mike feher Says:

    great drawings from Vills La Surs.–hard to distinguish between which is Edmonds and which is Yours –the 2 artworks have resonance and a kinsmanship of graceful flowing aesthetic

    you musta’ had a great time with Baudoin.

    Here’s to the outcome!


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