Oh! Oh! Oh! Take a look at this post from DRAWN. And follow their link to Habibi Process gallery. And in my case, marvel and despair.
This looks wonderful and six years or so in the making.
Due out 22 Sept 2011, published by Faber in the UK and Pantheon in US. Here's an extract from from Faber's synopsis/blurb:
"Habibi, based on a Middle Eastern fable, tells the story of Dodola, who escapes being sold into slavery and rescues an abandoned baby she names Zam. At heart .... a profound love story.... it also functions as a parable about the environment and the state of the world. Set in the place where Christianity and Islam began, it explores the fundamental connection between these religions, and also the relationship between the first and the third world...."
Oh and here's the link to Craig Thompson's own site.