"This is not just an epic that sprawls from desert to harem to modern urban waste...it's a look at how the first and third worlds are divided, Islam and Christianity united, and humanity too separated from the natural world. Ambitious." -"Library Journal" "A dense, swirling dervish of a tale...this will be the most talked about graphic novel of the fall." -"Publisher Weekly" "A lushly epic love story that's both inspiring and heartbreaking...In addition to richly detailed story panels, the gorgeous Arabic ornamental calligraphy makes each page an individual work of art." -"Publishers Weekly," starred review ""Habibi" lifts the bar of graphic storytelling to new heights, both by the intricate, dramatic density and breathtaking scholar-ship of Thompson's panels and by the sheer scale and decorative beauty of his flowing, roiling, protean style. Thompson is the Charles Dickens of the genre, able to capture all the scary, heartbreaking, brave, uplifting details of h
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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.