Habibi - Craig Thompson Wow. The intricate artwork in Habibi weaves the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and traditional patterns into a story that feels simultaneously ancient and modern, combining a feeling of stark realism with a mythological tone. When I finished the story and discovered the footnotes, a whole new dimension of the story appeared. Like Maus and Persepolis, this is a graphic novel that will appeal to a general readership, not just comics fans.