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‘Blankets’ sells out of first printing

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‘Blankets’ sells out of first printing

Official Press Release

[Craig Thompson and Chris Staros]

The heat is on. Top Shelf’s Chris Staros is shown here at Wizard World
Chicago handing a $20,000.00 royalty check to BLANKETS creator, Craig
Thompson. If you haven’t read BLANKETS yet, you’d better grab a copy
now. While the book goes into a second printing this week, this new
printing will, in all likelihood, quickly evaporate as well.

If you’ve missed out on the buzz, here’s what people are saying about

“… a rarity: a first-love story so well remembered and honest that it
reminds you what falling in love feels like. … achingly beautiful.” —
Time Magazine (8/25/03)

“Thompson manages to explore adolescent social yearnings, the power of
young love and the complexities of sexual attraction with a rare
combination of sincerity, pictorial lyricism and taste. His exceptional
drawings balance representational precision with a bold and wonderfully
expressive line for pages of ingenious, inventively composed and
poignant imagery.” — Publishers Weekly (8/18/03)

“Blankets is a great American novel.” — Andrew D. Arnold,

“This book is a masterpiece … people will be discussing it in the same
breath as A Contract with God, Maus, and Sandman. … It’s the first truly
great graphic novel of the 21st century, and I assure you that my own
words don’t do it any sort of justice.” — Vroom Socko,

“I thought it was moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest,
and probably the most important graphic novel since JIMMY CORRIGAN.” —
Neil Gaiman

“Blankets officially confirms Craig Thompson’s place in the world of
graphic novels as one of the true greats.” — Brian Michael Bendis

From the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling graphic
novel, GOOD-BYE, CHUNKY RICE comes BLANKETS. Wrapped in the landscape of
a blustery Wisconsin winter, BLANKETS explores the sibling rivalry of
two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance
of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of
playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.
A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson. — $29.95
(US), 592 pages, ISBN 1-891830-43-0

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