EISNER AWARD NOMINATED Series
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.