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A companion piece to Drop-in, Lapp's critically-acclaimed account of working in inner city Toronto drop-in centres, but People Around Here takes it to the streets Always the consummate observer, Lapp's ability to crystallize everyday moments of street life and overheard conversations into short visual vignettes is remarkable. These strips are taken from Lapp's regular coluA companion piece to Drop-in, Lapp's critically-acclaimed account of working in inner city Toronto drop-in centres, but People Around Here takes it to the streets Always the consummate observer, Lapp's ability to crystallize everyday moments of street life and overheard conversations into short visual vignettes is remarkable. These strips are taken from Lapp's regular column in Taddle Creek magazine and the Annex Gleaner, but many more are included....

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ISBN : 9781894994590
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 152 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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People Around Here Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-03-01 16:38

    People Around Here finds the sadness and humor in everyday life, diving deep into Toronto's streets and shops in a way that wakes you up and makes you take notice.

  • Chris
    2019-03-12 17:38

    Some of these vignettes worked better than others. Some were very funny, others poignant. Others left me wanting for more. As in, had there been a bit more it would have been more engaging, more rewarding. That's the challenge I suppose with the overheard slice of life vignette. The stories involving the author directly in some cases could have been developed into something more, a more fully fleshed out short story or memoir novelette. But on the whole I did enjoy seeing bits of Toronto through Dave Lapp's observant eye.

  • Craig
    2019-03-21 16:40

    Short and funny graphic novel that finds the humour in everyday occurrences around Toronto. Told mostly through single page, four panel, simplistic drawings; it's the kind of book you'd love to have on a train or in a waiting room. It reminded me of a less neurotic but more obvious in its humour American Splendor.

  • Krissy
    2019-03-06 16:11

    And I picked this up from the library again, not remembering that I had already read it last year. Ooops. Reading this felt strange, like purposefully eavesdropping on private conversations. It was just like being there, listening to people having these conversations, and only hearing the strange and out-of-context bits.

  • Jen Jones
    2019-03-01 14:17

    Like the concept, the Toronto-specific observational humour. Would have liked one more comic re: the student with the mouse skeletons under her bed to conclude the story thread.