Craig unearths the geological origins of the Ginseng-friendly Wisconsin soil, gets a grimy, back-breaking, and lucrative job of rock picking, and develops an alarming rocky lump. The issue also touches on rural gentrification, and how various varieties of Ginseng are recognized and utilized. A stunningly drawn rich tapestry of personal experience, family history, and Wisconsin’s place in the global Ginseng trade.
Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets; Good-bye, Chunky Rice; and Habibi. He was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.
32 page two color comic book
Uncivilized Books, 2020
Diamond Code: JAN202053