Of Craig Thompson, of Of Montreal, and of more

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Friday, July 16, 2004

Craig Thompson is an artist/writer who tells thoughtful, personal stories in the comics form. His recent, 600-page autobiographical graphic novel "Blankets" garnered this praise from Jules Feiffer: "[Thompson's] expert blending of words and pictures and resonant silences makes for a transcendent kind of story-telling that grabs you as you read it and stays with you after you put it down. I'd call that literature." Thompson's latest book, "Carnet de Voyage," is a vivid travel journal about his recent time in Europe and Morocco. Craig joins host David Garland to talk about his work, and to share a musical soundtrack for "Blankets." Also: the dense, calorie-rich music of the group Of Montreal and their ornate concept album "Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies."
Additional resources:
» Craig Thompson's website
» View a few pages of Craig Thompson's "Blankets"
» Info about Craig Thompson's "Carnet de Voyage"
» Top Shelf comics
» Of Montreal's website
» The Elephant 6 Collective (includes Of Montreal)

Other comics-related editions of Spinning On Air:
» Spinning on Air – June 2, 2003
» Spinning on Air – August 22, 2003

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