CARNET DE VOYAGE - A FIVE PAGE PREVIEW OF A COMIC BOOK TRAVELOGUE

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Carnet de VoyageIf you’re a fan of high art, low humor, and travel-travel-travel, then please stand back, grab your tickets, pack your bags, and get ready to go Oooh-La-La right over Faber and Faber’s brand new edition of ‘Carnet de Voyage’, written and illustrated by the master storyteller, Craig Thompson. This long out-of-print classic is back, back on the shelves, and manages to once again mix together an insightful travelogue, a personal memoir, and a comic book style, only to showcase what one man was able to get up to during his tour of Europe.


Carnet de Voyage (Hardcover) by Craig Thompson


You see, back in 2004, following the international success of his previous book, Blankets, the award-winning artist and writer, Craig Thompson, set off on a tour across Europe and Morocco in order to promote foreign editions of his work. While there, he also found some time to research his next project. A project, I hasten to add, that eventually became a visual daily travelogue and morphed into something like this...


Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage


Now doesn’t that look great? Yes. Of course it does. But please try to keep in mind that this is only one of the many days featured in Craig's 256-page hardback sketchbook diary. Some of the other events you’ll get to see in ‘Carnet de Voyage’ include: (1) His idle wanderings around Paris and Barcelona between work and play; (2) How he manages to navigate through the numerous markets in Fez; (3) Sexy women; And (4) Let’s not forget him fleeing a tourist trap in downtown Marrakesh. Day by day we’ll see glimpses of each place, each person, and each event he comes into contact with, which Thompson himself has exquisitely rendered using his unique inking style. Plus, as a special bonus, this book will also include 30 new pages from Craig’s return trip over a decade later.




Now for any more information please don't hesitate to check out the official Faber and Faber website, twitter, or facebook pages. And, while you're at it, why not pick up a copy via Amazon.

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