Hand Drawn Halifax (Hardcover)
Formac Publishing, 9781459503977, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2015
Emma FitzGerald sketches Halifax and its residents vividly, in colour. She effortlessly catches moments in the life of the city. While she draws, she keeps notes on what she sees -- and what people say to her. She has an ear, as well as an eye.
In this sketchbook readers will find spots they didn't even know existed and hear stories they never imagined. Emma overhears conversations in the bookstore, notices prom night in the Public Gardens, learns the recipe for McNabs famous Island lemonade, checks out Ashtray Rock, and finds out where the real fishermen live. The personality and character of the city and its people shine through in the brightly illustrated pages.
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Praise For Hand Drawn Halifax…
"Through her words and illustrations (a mighty combination) Fitzgerald notes those folk who are the bedrock of this city...Fitzgerald's illustrations are alive, shifting, swaying in front of your very eyes. She captures an essence while leaving out the bits and bobs the reader must go and see on their own, those integral aspects of a place that will only be found when you're there on your own, hunting for a piece of treasure." (Atlantic Books Today 2015-09-01)
"A love letter to the city and it's diverse souls." (Jayson Baxter, CTV Live at 5)