Good-Bye, Chunky Rice

Craig Thompson

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 Chuck’s 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.”

status Copy #1 (263): in
genre Literature and Fiction » General Literature
publisher Pantheon
publish date May 9, 2006
popularity checked out 4 time(s)


  • By Jasmine (Jammys) Chang -

    Both the art and story seem to be fairly simple at first, but the characters are revealed to be more multi-dimensional and endearing than they seem, which is always relieving. Craig Thompson carefully and tenderly unwinds the plot, with much attention to the emotions of his characters. It’s sort of heart-breaking, sort of sappy, but also sweet. Basically, if you’re into melty feelings, this book’s full of them.

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