The Grey Museum
7×8.5 inches, 216 pages, black and white, $20
Set in the future, The Grey Museum is a galactic romp, following a small group of survivors as they fend with mystic beings, interstellar parasites and themselves. Everything here is decided by narcissistic gods and goddesses, disturbed spirits, and bored aliens. Our clueless captives are left to wander, meandering their way among ruins, souvenirs, and impossible trails, and the 300-year-old television station attempts to capture it all. The Greys, a cloned race of coffee-drinking pseudo-humanity, have created a machine to “contemplate” things from a distance and annihilate them by turning them into “Awht”. We experience death, rebirth and everything in between. The fate of all Earthly life is up to these eight hairy humans preserved in jelly, they just don’t know it yet.
Lorenz Peter was born in Montreal in 1971 and spent his youth in northern Alberta in the 1980s. After a brief passage in art school there in 1990, Lorenz decided to apply his skill to comics full time. In 1997, he released his first self-published graphic novel, The Last Remaining Ancient Mellish Bird. He also produced Side Effect, a series of mini comics that was collected and published in 2007 by Pedlar Press. Pedlar also released the autobiographical graphic novels Chaos Mission (2003) and the Doug Wright award winning Dark Adaptation (2005). Lorenz now lives and works in Toronto, manages an artists co-op and record boutique. The Grey Museum is his return to fiction.