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Jeff Lemire Comics and Illustration

Jeff Lemire Comics and Illustration
News and blog of cartoonist Jeff Lemire. Jeff is the authors of the graphic novels Tales From The Farm and Lost Dogs from Top Shelf productions. The site also features reviews, news and comic commentary from Lemire as well as regular sketch posts.
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SWEET TOOTH 11 Now available for Pre-order.
2010-04-20 14:46:00
SWEET TOOTH 11 is now available for pre-order from your local comic shop. It's the final part of "In Captivity" and I think my strongest issue yet. Can't wait for this one to come out!Written by JEFF LEMIRE ? Art and cover by JEFF LEMIREIn the most intense issue yet of Vertigo 's breakout hit, all of Jepperd's secrets are finally revealed, as the cold-blooded killer recounts the most horrendous time of his life and the vicious events that made him the man he is today. Shocking and brutal, this issue is not to be missed!Vertigo 32pg. Color $2.99 US Mature ReadersOn Sale July 7, 2010
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HAWKMAN AND THE ATOM!
2010-04-19 17:07:00
HERE IS MY CONTRIBUTION TO THIS YEAR'S FUNDRAISER FOR THE DOUG WRIGHT AWARDS. THE THEME IS DC COMICS CHARACTERS, AND IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE DRAWINGS BY SETH, CHESTER BROWN, JILLIAN TAMAKI AND OTHERS!KEEP AN EYE ON THIS BLOG, OR THE DOUG WRIGHT BLOG FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE AUCTION WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN MAY.
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I AM WRITING THE ATOM!!
2010-04-13 13:59:00
As announced today on DC Comics' blog THE SOURCE, I will be writing the revival of one of DC's classic silver age characters, Ray Palmer, THE ATOM! Spinning out of DC's mega-event Brightest Day in July is BRIGHTEST DAY: THE ATOM, with art by the amazing Mamhud Asrar, and cover by superstar Gary Frank (above). This One-shot will lead into a regular serialized story in the pages of Adventure Comics by Mahmud and I, starting only two weeks later!
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SWEET TOOTH AND ESSEX COUNTY NOMINATED FOR EISNERS!
2010-04-08 19:36:00
http://www.comicsbeat.com/2010/04/08/2010 -eisner-award-nominations/Sweet Tooth has been nominated for Best New Series, and The Collected Essex County for Best Graphic Album-Reprint at this years Eisner Awards!Also Sweet Tooth #8 gets a great review over at IGN, and there is new interview with me up at Newsarama!
Sweet Tooth by Matt Kindt!
2010-04-06 02:38:00
Here's an amazing new Sweet Tooth piece by Matt Kindt!
READ SWEET TOOTH #1 FOR FREE!
2010-03-25 16:21:00
Praise for SWEET TOOTH?SWEET TOOTH is like Mad Max with antlers. . . . spellbinding and offbeat.? ?USA TODAY.com?Like a Coen brothers road-trip drama, ?SWEET TOOTH,? by indie comics fave Jeff Lemire, is a fantastic post-apocolyptic comic.? ?AM NEW YORK?Excellent.? ?USA TODAY/POP CANDY?Jeff Lemire?s amazing postapocalyptic comic SWEET TOOTH: bloody and gentle all at once.? ?New York Magazine (Approval Matrix Lowbrow/Brilliant)?Sweet Tooth is a grabber from the get-go . . . Lemire retains his gift for imbuing ordinary moments with a sense of wonder.? ?THE ONION/AV CLUBIf you thought you knew Eisner-nominated writer/artist Jeff Lemire?s (The Essex County Trilogy) work, think again. A cross between Bambi and Cormac McCarthy?s The Road, SWEET TOOTH has everything you love about Lemire?s work?the quiet intimate moments, the powerful emotion?mixed with violence, and an edge that is unlike anything you?ve read of his before.Follow Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children, as he...
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In The Current Previews Catalog: Sweet Tooth 10
2010-03-22 22:28:00
SWEET TOOTH #10 On sale JUNE 2 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US ? MATURE READERS Written by JEFF LEMIRE ? Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE In the most bizarre issue yet of this acclaimed series, Dr. Singh takes Gus on a surreal journey into his own past, his strange upbringing, and the even stranger teachings of his mysterious father. But will they find what Dr. Singh is really looking for? And what use will Gus be once they do?
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EMERALD CITY COMICON
2010-03-11 16:41:00
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/news/526I'll be appearing at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle Washington this weekend. You can find me at the Top Shelf table (702) and at The DC/Vertigo booth.I'll be signing and sketching and I'll have original artwork for sale.Anyone who dresses up as Sweet Tooth or Jepperd gets free art!
ANNOUNCING THE SWEET TOOTH LAUNCH PARTY!
2010-03-11 02:25:00
JEFF LEMIRE?S SWEET TOOTHBook Launch Party Wednesday, May 5, 2010 ? 7:30pm@ The Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College StFREE TO ATTEND Presented by The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Public Library, The Beguiling, and DC Comics/Vertigo WWW.TORONTOCOMICS.COM TORONTO, Ontario ? The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is gearing up to take Toronto?s comic book and graphic novel fans by storm on Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th, and they?re please to announce their first satellite event! Featured TCAF guest and award-winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire will be will be premiering the first book of his new monthly post-apocalyptic sci-fi comic book series Sweet Tooth: Out of the Dark Woods, at a special event on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010?just days before TCAF! Set in a grim, post-apocalyptic future (that looks suspiciously like Southern Ontario?) Sweet Tooth Volume 1: Out of the Dark Woods is an epic road-trip science fiction graphic novel, sure to be equally enjoyed by fans of Lemire?s h...
Jonah Hex!
2010-03-05 13:27:00
A couple of recent Jonah Hex drawings...
SWEET TOOTH VOl.1 COMING MAY 12!
2010-02-22 17:04:00
The first Trade Paperback collection of my monthly Vertigo series SWEET TOOTH will be available everywhere May 12. It is available now for pre-order from your local book shop, comic book store and right here through amazon!"Writer and artist Jeff Lemire has created the new 'must read' book with SWEET TOOTH."? GEOFF JOHNS"Spellbinding and offbeat . . . emotionally charged." ? USA TODAY ""A grabber from the get-go..."? THE ONIONThe first five issues of Jeff Lemire's acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he's left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find 'The Preserve,' a refuge for hybrids.Vertigo 128pg.ColorSoftcover$9.99 USMature ReadersOn Sale May 12, 2010
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SWEET TOOTH by EMI LENNOX!
2010-02-19 16:58:00
Here's a great new rendition of Gus by Portland cartoonist Emi Lennox. I've talked about how much I like Emi's work before, and right now she's getting ready to put together her first mini-comics, and needs your help. Emi is taking donations on her blog to help with the costs of printing her first books, so go help a rising comics talent get her start!She will do a sketch f0r anyone who donates $5 or more!
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Lone Ranger, Zorro and Rocketeer
2010-02-16 16:07:00
Last year at San Diego Comicon I did these three commissions for a fan. If you are out there I need to contact you, but seem to have lost your info. Email me if possible. Thanks!
SWEET TOOTH QUILT!
2010-02-14 02:22:00
Had a great signing in London, Ontario at LA MOOD Comics. Thanks to all the great people who came out. And a special thanks to Dan Brown of The London Free Press for moderating the event and to shop owners Carol and Gord . Great people. Carol even made me this amazing Sweet Tooth inspired Quilt !
SIGNING THIS WEEKEND: LONDON, ONTARIO!
2010-02-09 13:31:00
Meet Jeff Lemire! Creator of the critically acclaimed books: Essex County, The Nobody, and the new DC Vertigo series Sweet Tooth! Saturday, February 13LA MOOD COMICS LONDON, ONTARIO350 Richmond St. (just a few doors south of City Lights)11-Noon Q&A with the Graphic Novel Group Noon-3PM Signing in store From 11 AM until Noon, Jeff will be on hand to do a Q&A session with the Graphic Novel Group, all are welcome, but there is limited, reserved seating. Afterwards, he will be in the store available for everyone for signings from Noon until 3PM. He will do sketches for $15 and have original art for sale. Read the new New London Free Press Interview!
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OUT OF THE WOODS AT CBR!
2010-02-05 22:08:00
There is a brand new Sweet Tooth catch-up interview up at Comic Book Resources!
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SWEET TOOTH 6 OUT NOW!
2010-02-04 02:45:00
SWEET TOOTH #6 hits stores today and it also marks the beginning of a new storyline "IN CAPTIVITY" . After the shocking conclusion of "OUT OF THE DEEP WOODS" we now start to delve in to the backstory of Jepperd and as his history painfully surfaces, his motivations are revealed.Meanwhile Gus meets more hybrids for the first time!Here are a few of the raw inks from the issue...
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My New Studio and More...
2010-02-02 18:53:00
Finally moved and set-up in my new studio. It's been a long time coming and I love working here.Also a reminder that SWEET TOOTH #6 is out tomorrow! First part of a new storyline "IN CAPTIVITY!"
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SWEET TOOTH VOl.1 COMING MAY 12! PRE-ORDER NOW!
2010-01-20 01:19:00
IN THE CURR ENLARGEIN THE CURRENT PREVIEWS CATALOG...PRE-ORDER NOW!SWEET TOOTH VOL. 1: OUT OF THE WOODS TP ?Writer and artist Jeff Lemire has created the new ?must read? book with SWEET TOOTH.? ? GEOFF JOHNS ?Spellbinding and offbeat . . . emotionally charged.? ? USA TODAY ?A grabber from the get-go...? ? THE ONION Advance-solicited ? On sale May 12 ?128 pg, FC $9.99 US ? MATURE READERS Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE The first five issues of Jeff Lemire?s acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he?s left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ?The Preserve,? a refuge for hybrids. ENLARGESWEET TOOTH #8 On sale APRIL 7 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US ? MATURE READ...
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SWEET TOOTH TWITTER CONTEST!
2010-01-07 18:26:00
In celebration of the release of Sweet Tooth 5, I will be doing daily contests on my twitter feed every day for the next week, at random times. The winners will win an autographed set of Sweet Tooth #1-5.The questions will all be specific questions from Sweet Tooth 1-5, so you better keep your copies handy.
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OUT TODAY SWEET TOOTH #5!
2010-01-06 02:55:00
THE END OF THE ROAD....Written by Jeff Lemire; Art and Cover by Jeff Lemire"The new 'must read' book." ?Geoff Johns "Dark, moving and intriguing." ? Frank Quitely Surprises abound in this conclusion to the first arc of the red-hot Vertigo series that's so compelling you're not going to want to wait for the trade. On the dangerous road to a rumored safe haven, Gus and Jeppard come to a raw moment of truth.Vertigo 32pg. Color $2.99 USMature ReadersOn Sale January 6, 2010
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2010 Appearances and Signings
2010-01-05 13:50:00
It will be a busy year of making comics with Sweet Tooth an ongoing concern, as well as a yet-to-be-announced new 200+ page graphic novel for Top Shelf underway. I also have new projects coming from DC, Marvel and another OGN in the works with Josh Dysart!In addition I'm doing my best to keep a regular convention schedule tis year and (so far) these are my confirmed appearances:FEBRUARY 13, 2010: Signing at LA MOOD COMICS in London, Ontario.MARCH 13-14, 2010: EMERALD CITY COMICON, Seattle WashingtonMAY 8-9, 2010: TCAF Toronto Comic Arts FestivalMAY 22-23, 2010: MaCAF: Maine Comic Arts Festival, Portland, MaineJULY 21-25: SAN DIEGO COMICON
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GUS IS NOT ALONE ANYMORE: IN CAPTIVITY AND 3 NEW CLUES!
2010-01-04 15:40:00
NEW SWEET TOOTH NEWS AND CLUES at Vertigo 's Blog!Also Sweet Tooth picked as one of The Oregonian's Top Comics of 2009
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SPANISH TALES FROM THE FARM!
2008-06-05 03:57:00
Check it out, Tha Spanish language edition of Tales just came out in South America!
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I'll See You in NYC
2008-06-04 15:14:00
I'm off to MoCCA this weekend in NYC, and I'll also ve hooking up with my awesome editors at DC/Vertigo, and touring he DC Ofices, a fanboy dream....hope to see yo there!I'll also have copies of my new ESSEX COUNTY Mini-Comics for Sale!
NEW ESSEX COUNTY MINI-COMICS AVAILABLE!
2008-05-19 20:15:00
The 3rd Volume of Jeff Lemire's Eisner-nominated Essex County Trilogy, The Country Nurse, may not be out until October, but two brand new, never before printed "mini-chapters" of the saga are now available!Exclusively available to order online, these two limited edition mini-comics will come signed and numbered with a sketch from Lemire!Eddie Elephant-Ears-12-pages, B&W with Color Cover Essex County Boxing Club-16-pages, B&W with Color CoverBOTH MINI-COMICS Only $6 CLICK HERE TO BUY!
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David Yurkovich's THE SHOP now Online
2008-05-06 04:58:00
My friend and fellow Top Shelfer Dave Yurkovich is offering one of his graphic novels online, so check it out! Sleeping Giant Creations is pleased to announce the re-release of THE SHOP (SUPER-HEROES OF PHILADELPHIA) graphic novel. Originally published in 2000 as a 64-page, black and white one-shot, the 2008 revision is now backing print as a full-color, 2-volume digital release. The digital SHOP graphic novel has been optimized for screen reading and requires no annoying mouse scrolling. Writer/illustrator David Yurkovich has revised the original illustrations, and the addition of digital color adds a new dimension to this unflinching story that blends big business, super-heroes, and the human condition. A companion project to Yurkovich?s LESS THAN HEROES and DEATH BY CHOCOLATE graphic novels, each volume of THE SHOP is available exclusively on wowio.com as a free download. Volume 2 includes previously unseen supplemental materials and notes on the project?s creation and ev...
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MY NEXT GRAPHIC NOVEL ANNOUNCED BY VERTIGO
2008-04-20 23:08:00
This weekend at the New York Comicon, I was thrilled to take part in the "VERTIGO VISIONS" panel, where Executive Editor Karen Berger announced my next graphic novel, THE NOBODY.The book will be part of an expanded line of Original Graphic Novels from the DC COMICS/VERTIGO line, and will be published in 2009!I've been a fan of Vertigo , and the DC books that launched the line, and I'm thrilled to be working with Karen Berger, and my editor Bob Schreck on the book.At this point, I can't say much about the plot, or details, but you can read a more here at Publisher's Weekly.And, here is some early promo art to wet your appetites...
NEW YORK COMICON
2008-04-17 14:52:00
I will be attending the New York Comic Con this weekend, look for me at the Top Shelf booth!
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JEFF LEMIRE NOMINATED FOR 2 EISNER AWARDS!
2008-04-14 17:36:00
The 2008 Eisner Nominees have been announces, and I have been nominated for 2 Eisners! I am nominated for Best Graphic Album-New, and Best Writer/Artist!A full list of the nominated books here.(Also, congratulations to fellow nominee, Top Shelfer and friend Matt Kindt!)
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