Photo: Cole Burston (Canadian Press), The Expositor [Brantford] 4 May 2017: C4.
This Essex County cartoonist is responsible for a trilogy of graphic novels: Tales From The Farm, Ghost Stories and The Country Nurse which are a fictionalized account of the people in Essex County. His first graphic novel Lost Dogs won the Xeric Award.
In 2008 he won the Joe Schuster Award for “Best Cartoonist” and the 2008 Doug Wright Best Emerging Talent Award for Essex County vols 1 & 2. He also won the American Library Association Alex Award. In 2010 Essex County named one of five “Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade” by CBC’s Canada Reads program. In 2017 he won an Eisner Best New Series Award for “Black Hammer” and a Juno Award for the art work for audio album Secret Path
Content story & Cover book front:
|Essex County, vol…. Top Shelf Productions, …|
|1: Tales from the Farm, Mar. 2007.||2: Ghost Stories. Sept. 2007.||3: The County Nurse, Oct. 2008.|
Lost Dogs. Top Shelf Productions, 2012.
|Royal City, vol….. Image Comics Inc.,…|
|1: Next Of Kin. Sept. 2017.||2: Sonic Youth. Apr. 2018.||3: We All Float On. Oct. 2018.|
|Sweet Tooth:…. Col., Jose Villarrubia. Let., Pat Brosseau. Vertigo – DC Comics,….|
|Out of the Deepwoods. 2009/10.||Captivity. 2010.||Animal Armies. 2011.|
|Endangered Species. Additional Illus., Nate Powell (30-34). Emi Lennox (36-39). Matt Kindt (41-45). 2012.|
Trillium. Col., Jose Villarrubia. Let., Carlos M. Manguel. Vertigo/DC Comics, 2014.
The Underwater Welder. Let., Steve Wands. Top Shelf Productions, Aug. 2012.
Mazebook. Let., Steve Wands. Dark Horse Books, May 2022.
Content story & Cover dust jacket front:
Roughneck. Gallery 13/Simon & Shuster Inc., 2017.
Content story & Cover dust jacket front & back :
Frogcatchers, Gallery 13/Simon & Shuster Inc. January 2019.
BOOK GRAPHIC COLLECTED:
Content story & Cover book front & back :
Essex County. Top Shelf Productions, August 2009. (A collection of volumes 1-3.)
DISC AUDIO 33 RPM:
Art work plus book attached to album:
Secret Path. Lyrics & Performance, Gord Downie. Arts & Crafts Productions Inc. A7C 123. 2016.
Secret Path. Lyrics, Gord Downie. Simon & Shuster Ltd., 2016.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
True Patriot: Heroes Of The Great White North. Ed., J. Torres. True Patriot Comix, 2014: “The Farmer And The Tractor.” Illus., Scott Kowalchuk:17-24.
Canadian Alternatives: Cartoonists Comics & Graphic Novels. Ed., Dominick Grace & Eric Hoffman. University Press of Mississippi, 2018: “The Post Colonial Enterprise Of Trillium.” Writ., Joan Ormrod: 245-260. “Making Space For Making Space: Jeff Lemire’s Essex County & The Canadian Alternative.” Writ., Jocelyn Sakal Froese: 261-274
Royal City, v. 3. Image Comics, Oct. 2018: “About The Author.” Back cover.
The Underwater Welder. Top Shelf Productions, Aug. 2012: “Jeff Lemire.”
Canadian Review Of Comparative Literature, 43-1, March 2016: “The Chance Of Life.” Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Trilogy, Canadian Identity, And The Mythos Of Hockey. Writ., Dale Jacobs & Greg Paziuk. 75-86.
Quill & Quire, May 2017: “Held Captive.” Writ., Sue Carter. 21-22. (Review of Roughneck)
The Expositor [Brantford], 4 May, 2017: “Making a career of passion projects.” Writ., David Friend (Canadian Press): C4.
The Underwater Welder. 2012, Front cover.
Royal City, v. 2, 2018: Front cover.