Books by Craig Thompson
NPR stories about Craig Thompson
Critic Dan Kois selects the standout graphic novels of the year, which include books from France and Japan, explicit picaresques, hard-boiled mysteries, memoirs, fairy tales and new twists on old classics.
Set somewhere in a modern yet resolutely mythical Middle East, Craig Thompson's latest graphic novel is a love story that also tackles the roots of religion and the nature of masculinity and femininity.
As music director of Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR's Ned Wharton supervises music continuity for the show and keeps tabs on what's new and noteworthy in the music world. He looks at a pair of CDs designed to be appreciated with visual components.
Writer Charles Solomon offers his thoughts about graphic novels and collections of comics that deserve more reader attention — including new collections from Love and Rockets creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, a narrative of growing up in a Christian fundamentalist household and a compilation of the popular For Better or For Worse syndicated comic strip.