Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
Our team regularly takes books to enjoy.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every few weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984’ by Riad Sattouf here.
‘Blankets’ by Craig Thompson.
‘Blankets’ is a graphic novel by Craig Thompson.
Published in 2003, this novel is a coming-of-age autobiography. It tells the story of Thompson’s childhood in an Evangelical Christian family, his first love and his early adulthood.
The novel is written chronologically. However, throughout the novel, Thompson uses flashbacks to look at his own young adult experiences and compare these with his childhood experiences.
The themes covered in the book include first love, spirituality, sibling relationships, and coming of age.
The novel received widespread critical acclaim and regularly appears on ‘Best Comics’ lists.