by Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 October 2011

I was lucky enough to do a graphic novel residency in Florida last year and Craig Thompson was one of the master artists. He’s an easy going, inspiring guy, and got me psyched about inking with brush and expanding my drawing repertoire.

His auto-biographical book, Blankets, dropped when the term ‘graphic novel’ first started cropping up and its impact was enormous. He has a new book, Habibi out now, which is gonna be big as well. If you have ever wondered how comic pages take shape, his new site for Habibi has a great process page to check out.