One of the best graphic novels I have read. I’m incredibly happy its made so many “best of 2011” lists, its worthy of all of them. You are a brilliant man, Craig Thompson. I’m currently reading ‘Habibi’ again on my lunch break.
Going to read The Odyssey graphic novel and then knock out, I’ve developed a pretty awful cold and this is all I want to do for the rest of my evening.
I just got done reading Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and I really loved it. Some of your local comic shops might have it (we do washington dc folk) but its in limited quantities. However the paperback is on sale through Amazon, the hardback will be on sale at the end of this month. I suggest you pick it up.
Discovered in the Archives of The Jim Henson Company, Tale of Sand is an original graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced, feature-length screenplay written by Jim Henson and his frequent writing partner, Jerry Juhl. Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions. Produced with the complete supervision of Jim’s daughter, Lisa Henson, Tale of Sand will allow Henson fans to recognize some of the inspirations and set pieces that appeared in later Henson Company productions.
Finally got around to reading “Feynman” tonight. So good, really was a great read. Complete fan of Leland Myrick’s illustrations.
Currently Reading: “Level Up”
It’s about video games vs medical school, a tale about his brother. His parents (first immigrant Chinese)want him to go to med school and become a doctor. Dennis just wants to play video games—and he might actually be good enough to do it professionally. It’s illustrated by Thien Pham, who does an excellent job. I’m half way through right now and it’s hilarious. It’s one of those stories that creeps up on you and turns into a heart-felt tale. I’ve already been a fan with Yang since his first graphic novel, “American Born Chinese.” It’s a really relatable story, and i guess a coming of age one as well.