see url Anchorage at Nepean Bay until 1 February Extract from Nicolas Baudin's The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin [translated from the French by Christine Cornell]: the capture of live kangaroos to take aboard. The Casuarina is sighted but the ships do not meet. Page from Chapter XVI. Extract from Maurice Girard's biography of Francois Peron: Peron's comments on Matthew Flinders having anticipated the coming of the French expedition.
Published accounts Nicolas Baudin died in on the homeward journey to France, so publication of the account and charts of the voyage was undertaken by Francois Peron, the expedition's naturalist, who was antagonistic towards the commander. Baudin, Nicolas. The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin. Peron, Francois. Anchorage at Nepean Bay until 1 February Extract from Nicolas Baudin's The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin [translated from the French by Christine Cornell]: the capture of live kangaroos to take aboard.
The Casuarina is sighted but the ships do not meet. Page from Chapter XVI. Extract from Maurice Girard's biography of Francois Peron: Peron's comments on Matthew Flinders having anticipated the coming of the French expedition. Published accounts Nicolas Baudin died in on the homeward journey to France, so publication of the account and charts of the voyage was undertaken by Francois Peron, the expedition's naturalist, who was antagonistic towards the commander.
Baudin, Nicolas. The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin. Peron, Francois. And finally, a huge part of the stress conveyed here was regarding the author's painful, rheumatoid hands.
I looked him up at last because I was like, Okay, who is this guy? I wanted to see one of these famed interviews, see whether he was sad and clumsy in actuality of course, in interviews he appears very professional, outgoing, and composed -- and I came across a video on Youtube showing him actually drawing one of his lovely drawings. His drawings are truly great. THAT'S why the guy has painful hands! If you want to keep your hands, you need to do the things you do with them ergonomically.
Holy shit. Jun 01, Hillary rated it really liked it. Also, it helps that Thompson seems to have become a little less uptight, and the whining tends to be undercut with self-conscious acknowledgment and mocking of it.
Anyway, Craig is still pretty privileged. The second edition of Voyage de decouvertes aux Terres Australes was published in , and in this edition the French authorities recognised Flinders' discoveries on the southern coastline. I love both travelogues and graphic novels, though this was the first time I've come across of combination of the two in one book. Book Description Gallimard Education, This feels like a story I could have written, if, you know, I were a dude with artistic talent and a heartrending love back home.
That's not true, however, for his use of the term "lover" throughout, which makes me cringe, accurate or not. The art is pretty wonderful, though, and inspiring it would be more so if I could or wanted to draw at all, but, as is, it does make me want to travel--not necessarily to the desert on a camel but at least to go eat delicious things , and the Lewis Trondheim cameo they play laser tag and Trondheim draws himself is wonderful and funny and makes me think of how much I love Trondheim.
It's also wisely ended at the point it is.
Much more complaining about his hands hurting and his homesickness and how much he misses his now ex-girlfriend would have countered its charms, swinging my overall impression of the book to negative rather than positive. That was a really pleasant read, between sketchbook and auto-bio comic. Craig Thompson 's art Blutch influenced is really beautiful and I liked his encounters with other cartoonists. It's a little bit too lightweight in my opinion, thought. It's amazing that he did such a quality book during a couple of months while traveling. Dec 01, Kristy rated it liked it.
I didn't mean to read this loosely formatted travel journal of comic artist Craig Thompson's European book tour as quickly as I did, and honestly, I didn't expect it to be as engaging as it was. Thompson is such an emotionally touching artist -- his drawings of scenes in Morocco, Paris, Barcelona, and elsewhere are more real than any photograph, and his drawings of the friends and strangers he meets along the way give the reader an immediate sense of the real person behind the drawing. Havi I didn't mean to read this loosely formatted travel journal of comic artist Craig Thompson's European book tour as quickly as I did, and honestly, I didn't expect it to be as engaging as it was.
Having read Thompson's autobiographical Blankets, this is almost like a continuation of the "Thompson" character. Definitely worth a read for Thompson fans. Jun 24, Daniel rated it really liked it. Wonderfully enjoyable travelogue and an endearingly self-deprecating insight into Craig Thompson's mind. Jun 10, Sooraya Evans rated it did not like it. Loved his work on Blankets. That's why I decided to give this one a try. Overall, disappointed. It's just boring.
Artwork still OK though It feels very strange to write a review of someone's travel diary. How many stars should I give to someone's thoughts, feelings and experiences?
Well, I'll go with four stars, although it almost feel too little. Just as he did with his masterpiece Blankets, Craig Thompson once again captures something that resonates with me very deeply. Carnet de Voyage doesn't tell a coherent story, but I know parts of it will linger on my mind for a long, long time. In case you don't know it yet, Carnet de Voya It feels very strange to write a review of someone's travel diary.
In case you don't know it yet, Carnet de Voyage is not a traditional graphic novel, but a travel diary presented in a visual format. And unlike Thompson's other works, Carnet de Voyage was done very quickly on the go. In a sense, this lack of editing and polishing just adds to to the charm of the book. Although it's not as amazing as Blankets which is my favourite piece of art of all time , Carnet de Voyage has enough magic and personality of its own.
I especially recommend the new hardcover edition that adds 32 extra pages. Although not essential, the added epilogue brings more depth and context to the original work. Aug 01, Meg rated it it was amazing Shelves: comic-book-research , reading-challenge , all-about-france. I loved this book. His art is amazing, his thoughts interesting Craig travels to France Lyon!
Tu me manques! I would love to record my travels with a pen and a ink Read if you love to travel, or you yearn to travel Interesting book, had to stop sometimes to get a better sense of what the author was communicating. Great illustrations and I confess a much nicer way of reading about someone's travels. It seemed that much more personal a story and more easily seen and experienced through their eyes when illustrated such as this was. Jun 28, Larry C rated it really liked it. I understood his depression and loneliness all too well. This was a beautiful experiment that works quite well emotionally.
A travel memoir done in a graphic novel style. This was my first time reading something like this. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but think fiction is my preferred graphic novel genre. I am not a big fan of Mr. Thomspon's drawing style and, of course, the American perspective on France, Barcelona and Morocco was quite alien to me; yet, the book ended up winning me over. It is very honest and many aspects of international comics trade shows sounded very similar to the world of international academic meetings, so I identified with him many on those later European chapters.
Dec 04, Olivia rated it it was ok. I've never read anything else by Craig Thompson. I was drawn to this book originally because it's travel related, but I decided to go on and read it because I'm considering it for a class I'm creating on identity in the comic format. I imagine that people who have read his other works would enjoy this. I could still read it and understand quite a bit but readers of his other books would probably pick up more on things.
While travel journals are a unique way to experience someone else's experience I've never read anything else by Craig Thompson. While travel journals are a unique way to experience someone else's experiences, I felt a bit annoyed at him. He was very whiny and miserable on most of the trip.
Lucky Knisley was also like this a bit in French Milk, but for some reason I was less annoyed there and more pleased that someone was admitting to not being always positive and happy on trips. I'm still glad people are admitting to it, but he just annoyed me here. It probably didn't help that he was constantly or it seemed constant talking about women. He wasn't being obviously terrible; at some point he even talks about being so shocked that a Moroccan man believed women were objects to own.
He was just always talking about pretty women or how he saw a woman and she was so sexy. When all you do when you talk about women is comment on their attractiveness, it gives this idea that you don't care about the non-attractive folks. From an art standpoint, he has a nice detailed yet abstracted style. I enjoyed his pages of just cityscapes. The only place I've been to that he included was France and it very much felt like France. I could see this being drool-worthy to someone who's feeling particularly wanderlusty. Similarly to how I didn't really like The Nightly News but know there's a lot to teach on it, I didn't love this but I know this has interesting potential as an example of identity.
Mar 14, Alyse Liebovich rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novel. The feeling of wandering around Barcelona by myself, becoming immediately obsessed with everything Gaudi, and of meandering around Paris with my best friend, Amy, a few days after the Atocha train bombings in Madrid. These are memories that drifted back into my mind while reading Carnet de Voyage.
This is a non-fiction graphic novel I came across at the high school library w "American girl I look at you and you do nothing! Imagine my surprise when I discovered not only is it an illustrated travelogue, but it takes place during the exact time period I was studying abroad in ! Thompson narrates his travels with sketches of places and personal portraits of people he encounters, while dealing with being away from family and a recent ex-girlfriend.
AND he goes to a bunch of the places I traveled as well Paris, Barcelona, Morocco , which brought up memories I hadn't thought about in ten years and still can't believe it's been TEN years since my semester-long adventure. This book made me want to illustrate the journals I kept during that time period View 1 comment.
Even though I really liked the author's drawings and sketches the ones from Morocco are astonishing, and an accurate preview of Habibi , I missed a bit more of storytelling to wrap everything up. I know, it's a travelogue and it isn't supposed to be a narration, but still, sometimes the pictures don't make all the sense without their words. It's what I love about graphic novels: the fact that it's not a fight between writing and drawing, but a truce where they meet and make something stronger, Even though I really liked the author's drawings and sketches the ones from Morocco are astonishing, and an accurate preview of Habibi , I missed a bit more of storytelling to wrap everything up.
It's what I love about graphic novels: the fact that it's not a fight between writing and drawing, but a truce where they meet and make something stronger, beautiful, fierce.