Graphic novel and comic book retailer Secret Headquarters (SHQ) are not only big fans of Craig Thompson but seem to know a lot about him. In a blog post expressing excitement that Craig will be at the Skirball late next week, our SHQ friends shared this funny “little primer” on our illustrious speaker.
Born: 1975 in Traverse City, Michigan
Died: 2071 in the Inevitable Robot Uprising
Level: 24, Elven Ranger
Graphic Novels: Blankets, Good-Bye Chunky Rice, Carnet de Voyage, Habibi
Familiar: Wesley the River Otter
Awards: Harvey Award (x4), Eisner Award (x2), Ignatz Award (x2), Prix de la Critique at Angoulême International Comics Festival
Favorite Food: Letters A – M in alphabet soup
Favorite Song: Rhythm Is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan
Number of Years He Worked On Habibi: Six
Hidden Talent: Power to grant wishes if you speak his true name (which has not been uttered for centuries)
Read SHQ’s full blog post, and swing by when Craig Thompson speaks at the Skirball about his latest work, Habibi, on May 10.
Parking and admission to this event is FREE to the public! Be sure to come early and view the related exhibition, Women Hold Up Half the Sky. The exhibition will be open until 8:00 p.m., and program ticketholders gain free gallery admission!