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
- 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
- German: Habibi , from the American by Stefan Prehn, Berlin: Reprodukt 2011, ISBN 978-3-941099-50-0
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
- Literature by and about Craig Thompson in the catalog of the German National Library
- Short biography and reviews of works by Craig Thompson at perlentaucher.de
- dootdootgarden, the official website of Craig Thompson
- Craig Thompson at Reprodukt
- Review of the German edition of Habibi (09/2011)
- Review of the current German edition of Weltraumkrümel (03/2016)
- Graphic novel "Mach's gut, Chunky Rice" Schildkröterich does what he has to do , Süddeutsche Zeitung from August 13, 2012, accessed August 14, 2012
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Thompson, Craig Matthew|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American comic artist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 21, 1975|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Traverse City , Michigan|