Griffin— Foolish man. You cannot turn me into a phantom because you are frightened. You do not dismiss a muse at a whim.
If you will not join me, then I will come to you.
Photograph: Craig Thompson
It took the graphic novelist Craig Thompson seven years to complete Habibi, his epic exploration of child slavery and sexual awakening in an imaginary Middle-Eastern kingdom. In this gallery he shows how it grew from his first ideas to the final pages.