Monday, October 04, 2004

Have sketchpad, will travel: Canada's Exclaim! talks with Craig Thompson about Carnet de Voyage, the product of a three-month European tour to promote Blankets:

"I was looking for something to keep me emotionally stabilised and grounded while travelling. It was a long trip, and my last one three years ago was pretty discombobulating; I knew this one could potentially be worse because I had the tour and some emotional trauma going on at home. I thought, to make this more stabilised, I'd keep a cartoon diary, sort of what James Kolchaka does. I also wanted to be really actively engaging with my environment, and thought this would be the way to do that."