By Craig Thompson. Published in the UK by Faber & Faber, originally published by Scholastic.
Softcover, 316 pages, Colour, 2015
'Like the twisted lovechild of Jack Kirby and Dr Seuss, Craig Thompson has created a new genre: the Adorable Epic.' JOSS WHEDON
From the Eisner award winning, New York Times bestselling author of Habibi and Blankets, comes this year's most exciting adventure.
For Violet, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. Throwing caution to the stars, she sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is a big and dangerous place for a young girl, and when she discovers that her dad has been swallowed into the belly of a giant planet-eating whale, the odds looked stacked against them...
Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson brings all of his wit, warmth, and humour to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome space-ships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.
Craig Thompson's previous graphic novels include Blankets (which won three 2004 Harvey Awards for Best Artist, Best Graphic Album of Original Work, and Best Cartoonist; the Prix de la critique at Angouleme; and two 2004 Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist); Goodbye, Chunky Rice; and Carnet de Voyage.