I adored this book, masterfully written and drawn by Craig Thompson. If you enjoy the work of Spiegelman, Clowes, Pekar and Sacco, you'll love this. Touching, funny, poignant and poetic, "Blankets" is a compelling and rewarding read.
Ever read a memoir in graphic format? I grew up equating anything with pictures = comics. And I just recently read my first memoir graphic "novel" (something I never believed possible). In fact, I never knew this was a memoir until after reading it. Or maybe I realized it at some point while I was reading, when I noticed that the protagonist was named Craig Thompson - same as the author's name. In all the reviews I've read so far, somehow I never caught that fact. … more