Music and nostalgia take center stage in this gently humorous road trip story.
Following a major life upheaval, Lester LaFleur decides to leave the city for good. With his guitar on his back and cowboy boots on his feet, Lester heads west across Canada, playing his hurtin’ songs in empty taverns and to anyone who cares to listen. As Lester travels across the country, he meets others who appreciate his music and share his experiences—and develops a deep kinship with his fellow drifters. As they ride together toward their unknown fortunes, adventures ensue.
In Moon Boots, award-winning cartoonist Lorenz Peter (On Vinyl) uses gentle humour and expressive lines to explore the nostalgia of a hidden world beyond mobile phones and small plate restaurants—and discovers that sometimes, home is the open road and family is the people you meet along the way.
“Like a Coen Brothers movie via Roz Chast.” —Publishers Weekly
About the Artist
Lorenz Peter was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in northern Alberta in the 1970s and 80s. After a short stint in art school there, LP began to self publish comics in the 1990s amidst a wave of zine makers in Toronto and Vancouver. LP settled in Toronto in the late 90’s and took on jobs as a telephone surveyer, a subway courier, a waiter, muralist, bookstore receiver, caterer, record shop owner and set painter to name a few. Most of these experiences end up in his semi-autobiographical stories. LP was awarded the Doug Wright award for best emerging talent for his novel Dark Adaptation in 2005. His 5th book, On Vinyl, was nominated for a prize at Montreal Expozine 2018. Moon Boots is LPs 6th graphic novel.
8.5 x 6.5
black and white