Craig Thompson

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Birthday
21, 1975
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Michigan

About

A Michigan-born graphic novelist, he is best known for his 2011 Islamic fairytale, Habibi. His other award-winning works include Good-bye, Chunky Rice (1999), Blankets (2003), and Carnet de Voyage (2004).

Before Fame

He briefly attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and subsequently worked for Dark Horse Comics. He published his first graphic novel, Good-bye, Chunky Rice, in 1999.

Trivia

He received a Grammy nomination for his cover art for the Menomena album, Friend and Foe.

Family Life

He and his brother and sister grew up in rural Wisconsin. He was raised as a fundamentalist Christian, but he later rejected his family's faith.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of director Tim Burton.