Craig Thompson’s new book, Habibi, is set to release in September and marks Thompson’s first book in six years. It’s been a long wait for the follow-up to Blankets.
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, HABIBI tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them.
At once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
Over at the book’s website, Thompson has a great gallery of photos of his process — from sketches to drawings to ink, etc. September is going to be a great month for books.