|The storytelling through text and art is magical.|
Simply put: Get it; read it.
|Dodola serves as both a prostitute and a concubine as well as enduring rape.|
|Dodola's adopted son, Zam, discovers new feelings and is confused by his newly budding sexuality. |
The feelings of guilt plague him.
|Thompson not only depicts calligraphy but uses the story to explain the meaning behind |
the words and describes the story leading to the visual formation of the writing.
|The iconography in the book is important. Each shape in the turtle has religious|
and metaphorical meaning that is explained throughout the work.
|Thompson uses many pieces of iconography to tell his story in many layers.|
- Comics are designed to be read slowly. Don’t rush.
the pictures. Much of the beauty and depth of HABIBI is hidden in her art.
|Thompson uses splash pages to invoke an emotional level to the story.|
The depth of storytelling and the intertwining of text and art in HABIBI set it apart from other works. It would be exciting to explore this comic using many different literary lens and perspectives in a class. It would, of course, require a very accomplished instructor.