Children of the Atom by Dave LappChildren of the Atom by Dave Lapp

Children of the Atom

Contribution byDave Lapp

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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From the artist behind the critically acclaimed Drop-in comes an earlier comic strip project, collected here for the first time in its entirety. Originally serialized in Western University's The Gazette, then weekly in Vancouver's Georgia Straight newspaper from 1996-2001, Children of the Atom is like a Samuel Beckett play in comic strip form. The two characters Franklin Boy and Jim Jam Girl live in an absurdist world of their own making, exchanging philosophies, dancing around any possible love story. Influenced by the comics of Mark Beyer, Lynda Barry, and George Herriman's Krazy Kat, Lapp has created his own tightly concieved but loosely rendered world through poetic language, simple lines and shapes, and surreal settings. This book recreates the format of the strips and includes the entire five year run. Not only is it an accomplished piece of art and storytelling, but also an archival treasure which can now be rediscovered.
Dave Lapp is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the University of Western Ontario. He has been teaching art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Avenue Road Arts School, and Regent Park for over ten years. As an extension of his work with underpriveleged kids in Regent Park, Lapp began the Jet Fuel Coffee Shop art show. Lapp co-pro...
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Title:Children of the AtomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 4.25 × 11 × 0.7 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Conundrum PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894994477

ISBN - 13:9781894994477

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