Posted September 17, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns


I know, I know. This book that I’m going to feature today is not local. But, it’s a book that some of my friends are anticipating for a over a year now. It’s Habibi by Craig Thompson. His fame was not drawn out from mainstream (Marvel Comics and DC Comics). But his books, like Blankets and Good-bye, Chunky Rice were truly recognized by people who have tried reading small unknown publishers. If you are going to get graphic novel next week, make sure you get this.

‘From the internationally acclaimed author of BLANKETS (“A triumph for the genre.”—Library Journal ), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.

Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, HABIBI tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them.

At once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

672 pages
7″ x 9″
Fiction; Graphic Novel; Black-and-white drawings throughout
$35.00 (Can. $40.00)

On sale September 20, 2011′

Here’s an interview by SUVUDU with Craig Thompson. He talked about Habibi. How he got the inspiration behind the ‘Arabian Knights-style apocalyptic love story’. He talked about his research, preparation and process on he made and drew the book.

Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.