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Good-Bye, Chunky Riceby Craig Thompson
Winner of the 1999 Harvey Award for Best New Talent
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This here be the first ever “graphical novel book” by Craig Thompson. It was winnning a Harvey Award, no less. It documentates the once upon a time in our fishing village town and a short turtle lad name of Chunky, last name Rice.
Mister Chunky Rice be living in the same rooming house likewise myself, only that boy be restless. Looking for something. And he puts hisself on my brother Chucks ship and boats out to sea to find it. Only he be departin from his bestest of all friends, his deer mouse, I mean, mouse deer chum Dandel.
Now why in a whirl would someone leave beyond a buddy? Just what be that turtle lad searchings for? I said you best read the book to find out. Merle said, “Doot doot.”
"Thompson has crafted an enduring fable in words and pictures — an alternative-comics answer to Saint-Exupery's Little Prince — that will charm anyone separated from a dear and loving friend." Publishers Weekly
"Thompson presents this bittersweet and engaging story in black-and-white panels that flow and tip into one another....Solid storytelling is expanded by the images, resulting in a fully realized literary work." School Library Journal
"Originally published in 1999, this reprint represents the debut of another promising artist....For characters who must pursue their own destinies, love is as boundless as the sea." Kirkus Reviews
"Both funny and genuinely touching in turn, Craig Thompson's Good-bye Chunky Rice is an affecting meditation upon friendship, loneliness, and loss, all delivered with a real feel for the musicality of the comic strip form. This work sings and dances, and you could do a lot worse than to sing and dance along with it. Highly recommended." Alan Moore, creator of From Hell and Watchmen
This stunning book-length debut is a quiet picture novella of a small turtle, Chunky Rice, leaving his home and his mouse friend, Dandel. A Dr. Seussian cast of colorful characters and lush cartoon-y brushwork shape this into a charming, profound tale of loneliness, loss, and undying friendship.
This stunning debut novella from the acclaimed creator of Blankets is the story of a small turtle, Chunky Rice, leaving his home and his mouse friend, Dander. His is the classic journey to find one's self, and the deeper meaning of life.
About the Author
Craig Thompson was born in Traverse City, Michigan, in 1975 and raised outside a small town in central Wisconsin. His first graphic novel, Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, won the 1999 Harvey Award for Best New Talent along with nominations for Eisner, Ignatz, Firecracker, and Eagle awards. While working on his award-winning Blankets, Craig paid the bills writing, drawing, and designing comics and illustrations for Nickelodeon, DC, Dark Horse, Marvel, OWL, National Geographic Kids, and a myriad of other publications. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
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