Craig Thompson (1548 words)


Craig Thompson (b.1975) is an American graphic novelist who gained critical acclaim upon publishing his autobiographical graphic novel Blankets (2003), winning several Harvey Awards, Eisner Awards, and Ignatz Awards for his artistry and writing. Thompson has published graphic novels encompassing a variety of themes, demonstrating a diverse portfolio of work across his years of publishing.

Born in 1975 in Traverse City, Michigan, Thompson grew up in the small rural town of Marathon, Wisconsin. After attending semesters at both the University of Wisconsin–Marathon County and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Thompson moved to Portland, Oregon in 1997, where he still resides. He grew up in a fundamentalist Christian …

Citation: Fox, Rachel. "Craig Thompson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 May 2016 [, accessed 27 July 2021.]

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