quick scribble

I took a couple of days off when my buddy Alessandro visited from Italy. Here’s a doodle from a front porch conversation:


And here’s a little jumble of chapter five progress. It’s coming along!


Thanks, as usual, for the blog comments. And on that last round, lots of useful self-preservation tips.
For those in Portland, I’ll be at my friend Danny’s LACKTHEREOF cd release party at Holocene tonight.

24 thoughts on “quick scribble

  1. i wish there was some magazine that would serialize the chapters. that way you could get feedback as you go which could really help with momentum and also make double money at the same time! and then, when it was collected in one volume, people would buy it having loved the chapters! oh and craig, do you keep a moleskin and if you do, could we have a peek?

  2. I just wanted to let you know that the pages of your new book look amazing. I can’t wait to read it and see what you’ve been working on for so long. Take care!

  3. Alessandro is a very wise man.

    I’m not sure the fear ever entirely goes away, but I think it gets easier. And when do allow yourself to show your weaknesses, and truly be yourself, warts and all–and the other person does not eat you, but accepts you…that’s one of the best feelings in the world.

    And it will happen. 🙂

    That jumble of chapter five progress is tantalizing!

  4. I agree totaly with Alessandro and Rachel. But it´s really hard to let somebody love you for the person they see in you, especially if he/she loves the parts, you yourself doesn´t love.

    Looking forward to se more of Habibi, it´s all so beutiful!

  5. i love blankets and any graphic novels dealing with issues of love and life. do you have any other graphic novels to suggest like this? what are your favorites?

  6. I really love the truth and playfulness in that first illustration.

    Will you publish a book of your sketches as well, do you think?

  7. Oh yeah, and also…

    … I can’t wait to read Habibi. I want to look at those pages with a magnifying glass, yet I don’t want to spoil anything for myself. Your blog is like this big teaser that I want to look at, yet don’t for fear of spoiling the book when it’s released. Shame on you! hahaha

  8. I’ve loved your work since Chunky Rice…..and, well, this Habibi project looks fantastic. What is the estimated release date of this one? I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on it!!

  9. oh craig. thank you for that amazing front porch conversation drawing. I’m almost thirty, but still am afraid of being eaten. Good to hear I’m not the only one. best!

  10. love the snapshot of chapter 5. I’m looking forward to final product, and I’ll try to be patient. Perhaps we’ll have to come visit again and tease out more little hints.

  11. I just finished reading Blankets and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing your talent, intellect, memories, and heart with all of us. Best wishes.

  12. Hi Isabelle — feel free to reprint Alessandro’s and my little front porch talk on your blog. Maybe with a link back here.
    Jacquelyn, no plans for comiccons this year.
    Matt, some day they’ll be a book of sketches or figure drawing or short stories.
    Thank you everyone for your comments!

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