Monday, May 5, 2008


by Craig Thompson

This is one LONG graphic novel, but well worth it. Even though it weighs in at over 580 pages, this autobiographical story is so well-crafted and engaging, and the illustrations are so poignantly expressive, that I couldn't believe it was over as soon as it was.

The story follows Thompson from a very strict upbringing, through a personal, spiritual crisis, and to his first love and beyond. Geared toward more mature readers, this award-winning graphic memoir is truly a work of art.

-- Kristin McKeown, Faculty