Friday, August 19, 2011

10/07 - Habibi Release Party with Craig Thompson @ Bridge City Comics

WHAT: Habibi Release Party with Craig Thompson
WHEN: Friday, October 7 from 6pm - 9pm
WHERE: 3725 N. Mississippi Ave.

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Night with Craig Thompson and Habibi on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. Craig will be in attendance to sign autographs but offering sketches will be at his discretion.
Come help us celebrate the long-awaited release of Craig Thompson's long-form masterpiece, Habibi! Craig took the world by storm with his 2003 592-page semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Blankets. And now he's outdone himself with Habibi, a 672-page story of two children bound together by chance, who grow together, then apart, as they struggle to find a place for themselves in the world.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Habibi on hand for purchase during the event ($35), as well as a special, limited event-only sale on Craig's Blankets graphic novel ($15 during the event, regularly $30 while supplies last).

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland. Please call 503-282-5484 or e-mail for more information.

About Habibi: Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth--and frailty--of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

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