Blankets by Craig Thompson

A beautifully illustrated memoir in which Craig Thompson describes his life growing up in Wisconsin with his brother, his strict Christian upbringing by his overbearing parents, relentless teasing from schoolmates, and his first true love. A tale of growing up, personal discovery and love, Thomson’s epic graphic novel explores the complexities of life through elegant imagery.

What at first looks like a long read (over 500 pages), this comic is hard to put down. Alternating between funny and tragic life events, Craig Thompson bares all in this wonderful true life story.

Reviewed by Ben

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