Blankets: an illustrated novel

Front Cover
Top Shelf, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 582 pages
124 Reviews
At 592 pages, Blankets may well be the single largest graphic novel ever published without being serialized first. Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson. The New Printing corrects 3 small typos, widening the spine graphics, but otherwise is identical to the first printing.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
68
4 stars
35
3 stars
15
2 stars
5
1 star
1

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - GrlIntrrptdRdng - LibraryThing

Such a beautifully drawn and written book about the coming of age of a christian boy who lives in a small town and meets a girl. The story is a biography of the author's life growing up in Wisconsin ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - bookwyrmm - LibraryThing

Very long coming-of-age graphic novel, might even be a memoir (really can't tell). It is obvious Thompson's artwork was influenced by Jules Feiffer, and that made it a hard read. Read full review

All 7 reviews »

Contents

I
8
II
130
III
226

4 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

References to this book

About the author (2003)

Craig Thompson was made in Michigan in 1975, but risen up in Wisconsin and he drawed this very here book after departin' for Portland, Oregon, in 1997 and missing likewise his chums and girl-buddies.
He's mostest beknown for his best-sold graphical novel book "Blankets" -- to be winning also three Harvey Awards and two Ignatz Awards. Translationized into thirteen -- count 'em -- languages, lands like Morocco and Switzerland and Phoenix, but he's plopped hisself settled-like in Portland. For the being-time.