Panel Borders: Habibi Blankets

Panel Borders: Habibi Blankets

Concluding our month of shows looking at biography and autobiography in comics, Alex Fitch talks to the multiple award winning (and Grammy nominated) cartoonist Craig Thompson about his epic new graphic novel Habibi (My beloved). Alex and Craig discuss the 672 page book’s reworking of themes from ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, mixing in modern concerns about gender politics and pollution in the Middle East and how his previous autobiographical works Blankets and Carnet de Voyage, with their themes of sexual awakening, religion and travelogue, led to his latest work.

Habibi, Blankets and Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Habibi, Blankets and Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Visit, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (Broadcast 29/01/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Links: Habibi page at
Info about Craig’s graphic novels at
Craig’s website:

Recommended events:

Orbital comics signing and exhibtion launch

To celebrate the release of Mary and Bryan Talbot’s long awaited Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, the Orbital Gallery will be hosting an exhibition with original artwork from the book from February 2 to March 2.

On February 3rd, the Talbots will come to Orbital for a signing, starting at 5pm.

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

EDDIE CAMPBELL signing at Gosh! Comics, 6:30pm, Friday 3rd February
1, Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR /
Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus / Leicester Square

Storytelling for Comics and Graphic Novels course

You will learn about comic and graphic novel storytelling techniques, and how to create your own visual narrative. Everyone will end the course with one completed comic page, and the skills to continue their work for themselves. We will look at comic and graphic novel art styles, the use of text and images, the “grammar” of comic art, use of sound effects, abstraction, and styles. You provide a story from your own experience, or one you wish to adapt into the medium.

West Dean College, Chichester (Suitable for all levels)
2nd – 4th March 2012
Details here: