Side Effect by Lorenz PeterSide Effect by Lorenz Peter

Side Effect

byLorenz Peter

Paperback | November 21, 2007

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Lorenz Peter was awarded the 2006 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent, for his graphic novel Dark Adaptation (Pedlar Press, 2005). Jurors Atom Egoyan, Gail Singer and Chester Brown called Peter's graphic work "sublime." This new Peter title is a collection of almost fifteen years' work. Side Effect is a document of the times from the perspective of a dreamer. The book begins with the first images and ideas that provided the foundation for the work to follow, and progresses in chronological order through the different phases of the artist's early self-publishing career. The name Side Effect came through an examination of our modern lifestyles, which, Peter believes, leads to psychic illness of all orders. At a young age, the author did not understand this concept too well, but went with his feelings, and this book is about feeling one's way through dark passages, not quite "getting it," and being somewhat lost. It's also about resenting popular overproduced entertainment, the evils of advertising, the corruption of souls by corporate powers, and the desire to escape, whether via drugs, obsession, or seclusion. Of course, it also has to be funny! It's a comic book! It wants to poke fun at these dilemmas, all the while soaking in it. The book shows an obvious progression toward Peter's current refined style. The integrity of the art is uncompromised. This is an "Art Book," for the collector as well as the simply curious.
LORENZ PETER grew up in northern Alberta in the early eighties. He attended Keyano College in 1990, studying painting & drawing, but soon abandoned the curriculum to embark on his own artistic journey. It was at this time that Peter began the Side Effect mini comic (1993). As an outlet for his own demons and as an anchor to keep his mi...
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Title:Side EffectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8 × 9 × 0.88 inPublished:November 21, 2007Publisher:Pedlar PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897141181

ISBN - 13:9781897141182

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