On Thursday, May 10th at 8pm, Craig will be at the Skirball discussing his latest work, the gorgeous Habibi. After the discussion, there will be a Q&A and a book signing.
You can go here for more details. The event is FREE (really!), but advance reservations are recommended.
We at Secret Headquarters are big fans of Mr. Thompson. We’re very excited, and we hope to see you there!
Here’s a little primer on Craig Thompson, so you’re “in the know” before the event:
Born: 1975 in Traverse City, Michigan
Died: 2071 in the Inevitable Robot Uprising
Level: 24, Elven Ranger
Graphic Novels:Blankets, Good-Bye Chunky Rice, Carnet de Voyage, Habibi
Familiar: Wesley the River Otter
Awards: Harvey Award (x4), Eisner Award (x2), Ignatz Award (x2), Prix de la Critique at Angoulême International Comics Festival
Favorite Food: Letters A – M in alphabet soup
Favorite Song: Rhythm Is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan
Number of Years He Worked On Habibi: Six
Hidden Talent: Power to grant wishes if you know speak his true name (which has not been uttered for centuries)