Synopses & Reviews
Similar in tone to the legendary comic series Duplex Planet, Lapp's first graphic novel is a collection of stories about his work as an art teacher in an inner city Toronto youth drop-in centre. His students are full of stories which they are eager to share. These include a family who picks worms at night on their knees, Vietnamese refugees, rope-jumping girls, Venus flytraps, bullies and tamagotchis. With a warmth of line and a uniquely charming storytelling style, Lapp's comics evoke the work of Chester Brown, and his black humour that of Joe Ollmann.