He gave a presentation about the process of creating his latest work, Habibi, which was followed by a generous Q&A session.
Habibi is rich with details inspired by Islamic art and is an interesting contrast to Blankets, whose imagery is inspired by stark winters growing up in the Midwest.
He stayed to sign (and doodle in!) books after the talk. It was great getting to talk with him while watching him effortlessly personalize each book with a quick sketch.
Many thanks to Boswell Book Company for hosting such a great event!
(All process images from Craig Thompson's blog.)