Craig Thompson

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Craig Matthew Thompson (born September 21, 1975 in Traverse City , Michigan ) is an American comic artist . Thompson was best known for his graphic novel blankets , which received the prize as "Comic of the Year" at the 2005 Frankfurt Book Fair .

life and work

Thompson received considerable attention with the release of his first album Good bye, Chunky Rice in 1999 and received a Harvey Award for "best new talent". His second work, Blankets , was also very well received by critics and readers in 2003: the album was published in German by Speed ​​Comics in 2004 . From records that during the three-month promotional tour for Blankets emerged and made preparations for the album Habibi , the album was created in 2004 carnet de voyage , which in German translation in 2005 under the title Diary of a journey of reproduction was published.

The critics said of his works that they leaned very much on Will Eisner in their blend of "caricature-humorous and realistic elements" .


  • Good-bye, Chunky Rice (1999)
    • German: Mach's gut, Chunky Rice , from the American by Matthias Wieland, Berlin: Reprodukt 2012, ISBN 978-3-943143-07-2
  • Blankets (2003)
    • German: Blankets , from the American by Claudia Fliege, Bad Tölz: Tilsner 2004, ISBN 3-936068-96-8
  • Carnet de Voyage (2004)
    • German: Diary of a journey , from the American by Matthias Wieland, Berlin: Reprodukt 2005, ISBN 3-938511-17-6
  • Habibi (2011)
  • Space Dumplings (2015)
    • German: Weltraumkrümel , from the American by Matthias Wieland, Berlin: Reprodukt 2015, ISBN 978-3-95640-052-0


  • 1999 Harvey Award as "best new talent"
  • 2004 Eisner Award as "best artist" and for Blankets as "best new album"
  • 2004 Ignatz Award as "important artist"
  • 2005 "Comic of the year" for blankets at the Frankfurt Book Fair
  • 2012 Eisner Award as “best author / draftsman” for Habibi

Web links

Commons : Craig Thompson  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Graphic novel "Mach's gut, Chunky Rice" Schildkröterich does what he has to do , Süddeutsche Zeitung from August 13, 2012, accessed August 14, 2012