Author Notes

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 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.