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!Read ♞ Carnet de Voyage ♜ Craig Thompson spent three months traveling through Barcelona, the Alps, and France, as well as Morocco, researching his next graphic novel, Habibi Spontaneous sketches and a travelogue diary document his adventures and quiet moments, creating a raw and intimate portrait of countries, culture and the wandering artist Confession I am in love with Craig Thompson a bit too much, I think it s even getting unhealthy Kidding, love for art is never too much I have loved Blankets and Habibi, each for different reasons, and also because they are stories told by Craig, who is a fabulous narrator along with being one of the best goddamned artists alive So obviously, I loved poring over his travel journal I envy the way Craig Thompson draws his emotions on the page, so simple, elegant, and intense As always, an Confession I am in love with Craig Thompson a bit too much, I think it s even getting unhealthy Kidding, love for art is never too much I have loved Blankets and Habibi, each for different reasons, and also because they are stories told by Craig, who is a fabulous narrator along with being one of the best goddamned artists alive So obviously, I loved poring over his travel journal I envy the way Craig Thompson draws his emotions on the page, so simple, elegant, and intense As always, an absolute pleasure to look at his sketches, especially his female forms what are these fab skills even and the cats Thanks, CT 3 A sketchbook Thompson kept on his combined European book tour for Blankets and research trip for Habibi in March May 2004 It doesn t really work as a stand alone graphic memoir because there isn t much of a narrative, just a series of book signings, random encounters with friends and strangers, and tourism My favorite two page spread is about a camel ride he took into the Moroccan desert I could also sympathize with his crippling hand pain from all that drawing and his chaos tolerance A sketchbook Thompson kept on his combined European book tour for Blankets and research trip for Habibi in March May 2004 It doesn t really work as a stand alone graphic memoir because there isn t much of a narrative, just a series of book signings, random encounters with friends and strangers, and tourism My favorite two page spread is about a camel ride he took into the Moroccan desert I could also sympathize with his crippling hand pain from all that drawing and his chaos tolerance overload from the stress of travel I read this not knowing what to expect, knowing that it would be a side project illustrated travel diary, and that the author has inserted a great, humble disclaimer as the introduction.This would be the second book I d read by Craig Thompson the first was Blankets, which astounded me with its honest and affectionate autobiographical depictions of adolescence in Fundamentalist Evangelical American culture in the Midwest More than anything, my jaw dropped and alternately lifted into a smile bec I read this not knowing what to expect, knowing that it would be a side project illustrated travel diary, and that the author has inserted a great, humble disclaimer as the introduction.This would be the second book I d read by Craig Thompson the first was Blankets, which astounded me with its honest and affectionate autobiographical depictions of adolescence in Fundamentalist Evangelical American culture in the Midwest More than anything, my jaw dropped and alternately lifted into a smile because of the similarities of the author s life to mine and the empathy subsequently evoked in me.Once again, in Carnet de Voyage, I was blown away by Craig Thompson s introspective nature, his humility, and his ability to capture both people and the places that surround them The brief experiences and consistent themes the loneliness of traveling solo in foreign lands that Thompson narrates flow with vulnerability, dry suspense, and subtlety.I happened to be traveling Europe solo not too long before Thompson s own experience Spring 04 , so many nostalgic thoughts and emotions were stirred up in me by reading this.All in all, I m glad Craig put this out there for us to enjoy Random reading selection I love both travelogues and graphic novels, though this was the first time I ve come across of combination of the two in one book Mixed results The author does state that this is merely his travel journal and not really a book and it reads as such, as in not much of a story outside of a fairly reluctant traveler, encountering some civilized enjoyable locales and other much less so Morroco is presented in a pretty bleak realistic way, it s refreshing to see someone no Random reading selection I love both travelogues and graphic novels, though this was the first time I ve come across of combination of the two in one book Mixed results The author does state that this is merely his travel journal and not really a book and it reads as such, as in not much of a story outside of a fairly reluctant traveler, encountering some civilized enjoyable locales and other much less so Morroco is presented in a pretty bleak realistic way, it s refreshing to see someone not glorifying the eastern mystique and just seeing the place for what it is Europe iswell, Europe Not much of a story, really, though the black and white sketches are lovely I really loved this book However, I still have critiques, so they must be of reality rather than the book, since it s REAL So, while reading, I just kept thinking, Dude, you are a shameless womanizer He s ostensibly in love with his ex girlfriend, but he strikes up conversations with every pretty girl he sees and ends up in bed or something with a significant number of them hard to tell sometimes because it s only implied, but still Then, he proceeds to express how socially incompetent and I really loved this book However, I still have critiques, so they must be of reality rather than the book, since it s REAL So, while reading, I just kept thinking, Dude, you are a shameless womanizer He s ostensibly in love with his ex girlfriend, but he strikes up conversations with every pretty girl he sees and ends up in bed or something with a significant number of them hard to tell sometimes because it s only implied, but still Then, he proceeds to express how socially incompetent and lonesome he is, but the entire thing is about him spending time with people Friends here, friends there, friends up the wazoo If you re socially incompetent and lonesome, typically it fundamentally and inherently means that you don t have that many friends and don t make them that quickly Next, non French men who sprinkle French into their otherwise English vocabulary bother me, as do men who wear fashionable scarves, and as do Seattle people It s purely personal, but still This man exhibits all three traits, thus garnering less sympathy from me Penultimately, this book detailed the stressful journey of his life doing book tours, interviews, and all manner of such things that you would think would be reserved for worldwide literary sensations like J.K Rowling and Suzanne Collins I mean, I had heard of Blankets even before I read it and knew that it was pretty popular among adult graphic novel people especially a few years ago, but somehow that translates into a life of extreme fame and hectic insanity for the author, and I m not sure how or why And finally, a huge part of the stress conveyed here was regarding the author s painful, rheumatoid hands I looked him up at last because I was like, Okay, who is this guy I wanted to see one of these famed interviews, see whether he was sad and clumsy in actuality of course, in interviews he appears very professional, outgoing, and composed and I came across a video on Youtube showing him actually drawing one of his lovely drawings His drawings are truly great However, when I witnessed how he held the pen to draw, I wished Sassy Gay Friend were there to say, WHAT WHAT WHAT ARE YOU DOING Who the fuck holds a pen like that THAT S why the guy has painful hands Seriously WTF If you want to keep your hands, you need to do the things you do with them ergonomically Holy shit I probably preferred this to Blankets, partially because of lowered expectations, due to the form, a loose travel journal sketchbook Also, it helps that Thompson seems to have become a little less uptight, and the whining tends to be undercut with self conscious acknowledgment and mocking of it That s not true, however, for his use of the term lover throughout, which makes me cringe, accurate or not The art is pretty wonderful, though, and inspiring it would beso if I could or wanted I probably preferred this to Blankets, partially because of lowered expectations, due to the form, a loose travel journal sketchbook Also, it helps that Thompson seems to have become a little less uptight, and the whining tends to be undercut with self conscious acknowledgment and mocking of it That s not true, however, for his use of the term lover throughout, which makes me cringe, accurate or not The art is pretty wonderful, though, and inspiring it would beso if I could or wanted to draw at all, but, as is, it does make me want to travel not necessarily to the desert on a camel but at least to go eat delicious things , and the Lewis Trondheim cameo they play laser tag and Trondheim draws himself is wonderful and funny and makes me think of how much I love Trondheim It s also wisely ended at the point it is Muchcomplaining about his hands hurting and his homesickness and how much he misses his now ex girlfriend would have countered its charms, swinging my overall impression of the book to negative rather than positive That was a really pleasant read, between sketchbook and auto bio comic Craig Thompson s art Blutch influenced is really beautiful and I liked his encounters with other cartoonists It s a little bit too lightweight in my opinion, thought.It s amazing that he did such a quality book during a couple of months while traveling That was a really pleasant read, between sketchbook and auto bio comic Craig Thompson s art Blutch influenced is really beautiful and I liked his encounters with other cartoonists It s a little bit too lightweight in my opinion, thought.It s amazing that he did such a quality book during a couple of months while traveling Thompson makes the point of stating that this is not his next book but a nice diversion in his catalog That being said, I don t know why he decided to publish his travel diary I have a few travel diaries, the most recent of which was recorded while hitchhiking across Canada It s full of the interesting characters I met and the strange activities I engaged in being picked up by a drunk driver, sleeping in a cemetery in downtown Regina etc Maybe I should publish it too All I d need to do Thompson makes the point of stating that this is not his next book but a nice diversion in his catalog That being said, I don t know why he decided to publish his travel diary I have a few travel diaries, the most recent of which was recorded while hitchhiking across Canada It s full of the interesting characters I met and the strange activities I engaged in being picked up by a drunk driver, sleeping in a cemetery in downtown Regina etc Maybe I should publish it too All I d need to do is throw in some character sketches and a few scenery sketches I suppose I could just use the photos I took and BLAM I have a book.But I wouldn t want to give my own book a one star rating, so I will refrain just as Thompson should have This would have been interesting as a blog, or something I guess I didn t mean to read this loosely formatted travel journal of comic artist Craig Thompson s 2004 European book tour as quickly as I did, and honestly, I didn t expect it to be as engaging as it was Thompson is such an emotionally touching artist his drawings of scenes in Morocco, Paris, Barcelona, and elsewhere arereal than any photograph, and his drawings of the friends and strangers he meets along the way give the reader an immediate sense of the real person behind the drawing Havi I didn t mean to read this loosely formatted travel journal of comic artist Craig Thompson s 2004 European book tour as quickly as I did, and honestly, I didn t expect it to be as engaging as it was Thompson is such an emotionally touching artist his drawings of scenes in Morocco, Paris, Barcelona, and elsewhere arereal than any photograph, and his drawings of the friends and strangers he meets along the way give the reader an immediate sense of the real person behind the drawing Having read Thompson s autobiographical Blankets, this is almost like a continuation of the Thompson character Definitely worth a read for Thompson fans