Some People

My entry for the Guardian short graphic story competition.

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70 Responses to Some People

  1. Matthew Lyons says:

    I really enjoyed reading this and the way it flows couldn't be any better. The red to yellow is a sensual bit for me. Also the seat on the bus, that whole scene is really well laid out and easy to follow. Although the granddad brung back bad memories of an animation with a really good presentation.

  2. alex iliffe says:

    give the rest of the world a chance luke! matthew what happened to the promise upon the day which must not be named?

  3. paolo says:

    that's my favorite piece of yours! cheers from rome/italy, p.

  4. KUDU says:

    best thing i've seen this year. seriously got all teary eyed over it.

  5. Khaled Abou Alfa says:

    Luke I'm trying to compile all those that entered but didn't win into a single self published volume, so I'm calling out to everyone that entered. So far there are 9 people on board with some absolutely great entries. if you want to join in either drop me a line, or maybe post a comment here:

  6. Anonymous says:

    Luke, I cannot express how much I love this beautiful strip. It was referenced on Reddit sometime ago, and I have not been able to forget it. It's so poignant. I truly hope that you create a book of similar work in the near future. Just wonderful!

    - Soulbrotha

  7. Sean says:

    Holy moly, this is awesome!

  8. Rafael says:

    That's amazing!! I'm from Brazil and i knew your blog from twitter! :D

  9. Miss Mashed says:

    wow this is so good, so different! I want more :D

  10. smac says:

    Brilliant stuff Luke! really enjoyed this one.

  11. Niki says:

    Wow – it looks fantastic, but you really know how to tell a story too. I love this!

  12. Brian says:

    Very nice dude..

  13. Balthazar says:

    This made my day. More of it please.

  14. Neccy says:

    I saw this on a website. This is amazing, man. Amazing how well it illustrates how life can turn out for us.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Very nice and intriguing piece of work! One of my Sociology students just introduced me to "Some People," and I'd like your permission to link this page back to my course's homepage, and to open up the comic to discussion. Please get back to me and let me know your thoughts . . .

    Dr. Solomon Davidoff
    davidoffs (a)

  16. renata says:

    hey boy you are awesome!
    do you know, your style reminds me big time of a group of argentinian cartoonists… i don't konw if you know anything about argentina's illustration patrimony, but there are some great illustrators and comic-makers and your style has definitely something to do with the, you should check out.

    regards from uruguay!

  17. Anonymous says:

    cool story bro!!

  18. Jaana says:

    Loved it.
    it shows exactly why people shouldn't be jugded by just one moment and one thing they do.
    Illustrations are amazing.


  19. dr. kruvajan says:

    this made my morning. great comic and drawing style.

  20. BERENICE says:

    Hello, I found this piece of yours via Stumbler and I'm in love with it. I have a blog myself (just starting it) and today I'll write about it and put a link to your site. Congratulations, you're an amazing artist!

  21. Kaos o Kram says:

    From Spain:



  22. kryptoeyez says:

    Amazing piece of work. Flowed nicely. It's what i think about on a daily bases, glad im not the only one.

  23. Anonymous says:

    linked by a friend on facebook. i really loved its little shifts through time. fascinating piece of work!

  24. Anonymous says:

    This cartoon describes life… It is so intense. Keep the great work up!

  25. ojmr says:

    Great storytelling and great art! Love it !

  26. Nick Georgeou says:

    This is honestly amazing mate, well done!
    I've liked everything I've seen of your work on this blog, and it has all engaged and impressed me.
    When you have any comics for sale I would be 100% up for buying them.

    Keep up the good work!

  27. Josh says:

    Hello dude, I hope you can still doing this kind of post,maybe you and I can be a good friends trough the blogsphere. Valtrex

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    I like this comic, i think that is very good because is about some people around the world, and explain many things.

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  30. Richard says:

    it's back on reddit again. I love it. It speaks volumes. to me it says life is short and karma is a bitch!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Someone semi-animated this comic.

  32. Anonymous says:

    love your work… i saw myself in a couple of those characters.

  33. Anonymous says:

    I saw this comic as an animation on ytmnd. It struck a chord, and I was wondering if anyone knew the song to it?

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  36. Anonymous says:

    I can't believe this comic has only 38 comments, this should be known all over the world! I am from Argentina and I really enjoy this kind of comics
    Your blog kicks ass man keep it like this!

  37. Ariel S. says:

    Really awesome!I'm also from Argentina, and I'm really impressed by this moving display of wonderful narration. Congratulations on achieving such powerfu emotion-inducing experience!

  38. Nathan House says:

    A wonderful circular story. Great read. Thanks for posting it up.

  39. beemabrathy says:

    You always write interesting posts, keep up the good work!

  40. Thiago says:

    Great drawing n’ art! nice u put it online!
    another cheer fom Brazil!

  41. Kaber says:

    I came across this from Reddit. This is such good work. I read this as I was listening to this ( One of the best 10 minutes I’ve spent on the internet.

    Would love to subscribe by email, please provide that option.

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  43. chris says:

    it sold out…….when does it available again, please ?

  44. Matt says:

    a picture says “Pakis son, don’t mix with ‘em”, which means this part??? Who or what is “Pakis”??
    I am translating the story in Spanish, but I can not understand that part!

    • Luke Pearson says:

      Paki is a racial slur. Technically it means ‘Pakistani’, but really it’s an offensive and derogatory term for anyone who appears to be South Asian.

  45. TIM says:

    I’m wondering how come I didn’t know about your artworks sooner! I really love them mate. Really love them, especially this one.

  46. Gabe says:

    Great! Loved the storytelling!

  47. Jeffrey Chen says:

    i like it very much,thank you , to give us a great mango to us to see. i am very happy to see this , and i am touching …thank u luke pearson

  48. ordinary guy says:

    Wow, this made me a bit sad and feel like longing for something that I even can’t recall.
    I presume that blonde boy’s father hated pakis, because of the situation in his childhood, when he and a nice “pakis-like” girl had a great time and suddenly were separated. I also suppose that turning into an alcoholic of the brown-hair guy in red shirt might be connected to the situation when he was bothered by the other guy (which turned out to be a good grandpa). But I have no idea why the blond boy actually instead of hating, actually loved another paki-guy. I dunno why the little blond girl turned out to be bad mother. Maybe this cartoon is great because it leaves so many questions unanswered, or maybe because it shows how fast the life passes and people change. Anyway really great work, I haven’t felt like that since many years. Thanks and keep up the great work. Greets from Poland.

  49. Tamas Kovacs says:

    That’s awesome, Luke. A small step to change somebody’s life who has an open mind. Thank you, I’m gonna spread this as many as I can.

  50. Luca says:

    I find the story quite impressive. I stumbled upon it on the front page of 9gag today:
    Would be awesome if you could explain your intentions a bit. I don’t think I quite get the message you wanted to transport.
    Is this about the changes of people whose lifes change unexpectedly? Or about the reasons why everyone behaves how he does?
    Maybe this could also be about the misconceptions you have about people you don’t know.

  51. James says:

    This is so good. You simply must do more like this!

  52. Joe Mochove says:

    Found this via the SPX tumblr. This was fantastic. Absolutely great.

  53. idfx says:

    Wow… wowowowowow; Wonderful.

  54. Vilgot says:

    Beautiful :D

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  57. Really, man, just excellent.

  58. Sorry for the late comment, but had to search your blog and find who you were. Saw your comic on some page, and it is just… great. Amazing work. Really. Got me close to tears. It’s a damn good picture of the world we’re living in. One of the best comics I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

  59. manoelmanoel says:

    WOW! this is amazing dude! congrats!

  60. sheepdog shearer says:

    If you like it, pay the artist for his work. I will be buying a copy.

    Reminiscent of the film “Babel”.

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  63. Ronald says:

    This made it to the hot page of 9GAG. Congrats! I love it!

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