Running to a huge 592 pages this is one of the best new comics of the year. Here's the somewhat Hyberbolic sales blurb from Top Shelf the publishers - for once it's almost all true. From the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel, Goodbye Chunky Rice comes Craig Thompson's all-new masterpiece. Blankets -- the most anticipated graphic novel of the year -- is already being regarded as THE defining moment of this comix generation...
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. Gentle, romantic and moving without ever being slushy; highly recommended.
Top Shelf, paperback, 592 pages, published august 2011 (new edition)
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 01 February, 2006.