Monday, April 27, 2009
Blankets is a graphic novel by Craig Thompson. Its 580 pages of black and white illustrations chronicle Thompson's childhood in a fundamentalist Christian family, his first relationship and his eventual making peace with where he comes from and where he is heading.
None of these are new themes, but Thompson handles them in a refreshingly sympathetic and even-handed way. He is observant, perceptive and non-judgmental in the way he portrays the characters.
All-in-all, a simple story, beautifully drawn and elegantly told.
Thanks to Mike Stonelake for the heads up