TOPP: Promoter Gary Topp Brought us the World

Category: Book
By (author): Collier, David
Series: Topp
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir
  MUSIC / General
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Doug Wright Award (2013) Winner
Doug Wright Award (2011) Short-listed
Publisher: Conundrum Press
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 10.00in x 7.00in x 0.40in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

As with all of Collier's work, his latest graphic novel is a combination of memoir and biography. This time, he explores his involvement in the cultural landscape of Toronto in the 1970s and 80s, specifically focusing on the life of Gary Topp, a concert promoter and founder of the pioneering Canadian repertory cinema.

Topp emerged from an immigrant background, abandoned the family textile business, and became an influential figure in the lives of an entire community. He was also Collier's first boss and mentor. Though outspoken and opinionated, Gary Topp inspired love and devotion, not only in those who worked for him, but also in the acts he booked--including the Ramones, The Police, and the Dixie Chicks.

This graphic novel looks at a rapidly disappearing past and uses Topp's ability to see beyond the mainstream for a look at where our culture is heading.