The Eisner-nominated series Ginseng Roots returns after a nine-month hiatus. An American Dream story—a Taiwanese immigrant migrates to the US in 1969 and transforms from a poor farmer into “the world’s largest grower, importer, and exporter” of American Ginseng. Now, a self-made millionaire with ties to Presidential administrations and giants of technology and science, he watches Wisconsin’s ginseng industry transition to a majority Mexican migrant labor force, forges connections to Trump’s election campaign, iPhone manufacturing, and finding the cure for cancer.
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, 2021