by Craig Thompson
Overall rating: 3
Craig Thompson’s “Blankets” is the by far, his most read and acknowledged creation. It’s an autobiography of Thomson’s teenage years and it talks about first love, family and how religion fits in all this.
I read “Habibi” last year, and I can see a defined pattern. Both stories talk about religion and how “love” and “good” struggle to fit into its norms. The art style is just as dynamic, if a little bit hectic, but that could be because of the different settings of the story, the different mood, or nearly ten years of practicing.
The only interesting part of the story was when the author talked about his relationship with his brother and while I loved it, it was pointless as well. What was the purpose of telling all those stories? There was no moral there, nothing to be learned or dramatically changed.
All in all, it was a nice graphic novel, but nothing special and couldn’t surpass my expectations seeing how popular it is. “Habibi” stays as Thompson’s best work on my list.