Blankets. Craig Thompson.
Blankets
Blankets
Blankets
Blankets

One of 500 Copies, Plus a Signed Print

Blankets

Notes: The often-overlooked first edition, published in a reported 500 copies for sale at comics conventions in July 2003, with a different cover design than the trade edition released to bookstores in late August.

The book, an "illustrated novel", is an autobiographical account of a Christian boy who grows up, falls in love, and loses his faith. It is included on virtually all lists of the best graphic novels. "Blankets received eight prizes within the comics industry, including multiple Harvey and Eisner awards in 2004, as well as ranking number one on Time's graphic novel list" (The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel, p. 52). Blankets is a true graphic novel, written as a single book and not serialized in comic books. After twenty years, it continues to sell well in both comic book shops and traditional bookstores.

This correct first edition is rather uncommon. 582, [10] pages. Black and white. 6-3/4 by 9-3/4 inches.

Edition + Condition: First edition (states "First Printing. July 2003." on the copyright page). A fine copy in illustrated paper-covered boards with minor bumping to the spine. With a small (5-3/8 by 7 inches) signed, four-color print laid of an alternate version of the cover image published by La Comète de Carthage Librairie Galerie.

Publication: Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2003.

ISBN: 1891830430

Item No: #361621

Price: $350