September 4, 2003 Meeting

Blankets
by Craig Thompson

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This month, Comic Club tackles a brand-new graphic novel Craig Thompson's highly-anticipated Blankets.  We've been looking forward to this all year, and we're delighted the rest of the Comic Club will be joining us in reading Blankets for the first time.

Here's what publisher Top Shelf has to say:

From the author of the critically-acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel Good-Bye, Chunky Rice comes Craig Thompson's all-new masterpiece. Blankets the most anticipated graphic novel of the year is already being regarded as the defining moment of this comix generation.

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work.

We may sell out of copies, but more are guaranteed available on August 20.  Regular price is $29.95, but Comic Club members pay only $23.95.  (REMEMBER: Comic Club members save 20% on all graphic novel purchases at H&D!)

Join us on Thursday, September 4 to discuss Blankets.  This is a hefty reading (600 pages), so be sure to start early!

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