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Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

Last 4 in stock
ISBN
9780571336036
Published
05/07/2018
9780571336036
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
256

About the Book

In 2004, on the back of the international success of Blankets, Craig Thompson set out on a tour across Europe and Morocco, promoting foreign editions of his book and researching his next project.

Carnet de Voyage is the gorgeous sketchbook diary of these travels. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Thompson’s exquisite ink line.

While desert landscapes and crowded street scenes flow, the sketchbook is packed first and foremost with people – other travelers passing through, friends and lovers he meets along the way and old friends and other cartoonists that weave in and out of Thompson’s life.

Carnet de Voyage is a casual yet intimate portrait of a celebrated cartoonist at a moment between his two seminal works – Blankets and Habibi.

In 2004, on the back of the international success of Blankets, Craig Thompson set out on a tour across Europe and Morocco, promoting foreign editions of his book and researching his next project. Carnet de Voyage is the gorgeous sketchbook diary of these travels. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Thompson’s exquisite ink line.While desert landscapes and crowded street scenes flow, the sketchbook is packed first and foremost with people – other travelers passing through, friends and lovers he meets along the way and old friends and other cartoonists that weave in and out of Thompson’s life. Carnet de Voyage is a casual yet intimate portrait of a celebrated cartoonist at a moment between his two seminal works – Blankets and Habibi.
  • Craig Thompson

    Craig Thompson's previous graphic novels include Blankets (which won three 2004 Harvey Awards for Best Artist, Best Graphic Album of Original Work, and Best Cartoonist; the Prix de la critique at Angouleme; and two 2004 Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist); Goodbye, Chunky Rice; and Carnet de Voyage.

“Beautifully captures the emotional topsy-turvy of travelling alone . . . Thompson is a master sketcher.”
- Observer, GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE MONTH
“'A swiftly compiled record of his travels in Europe and Morocco (where he researched his long-gestating graphic novel “Habibi”). The sketchbook-cum-travelogue is quite a dreamy object — it doesn’t use many separated panels, and drawing often fills the page, black crosshatched edges feathering and dissolving into the ragged white surround. Like others of its type, the book encourages the eye and mind to wander. This is travel in its exploded view.’”
- New York Times

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