Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I thought I'd post some pics of my workspace. I have been working in the basement of our house for the last year and a half, and while I do miss the natural light, I also enjoy the privacy I have down here. I also have to share the space with our washer and dryer (which make nice extra work tables sometimes) and my 3 cat's bathroom...but such is life.

One of my many bookshelves, this one contains my 9 bound volumes of Legion of Superheroes
(From Levitz's first issue through to the end of Abnett and Lanning's run) as well as all of my oversized "European" graphic novels, reference books and of course one of my favorite comics of all time Dave McKean's Cages.

Behind my drawing desk I have my oversized scanner, my short boxes of comics, and a shelf containing all of my favorite "indie" books, my Lester action figure and The DC Vault. I also have some advance galley copies of THE NOBODY kicking around, next to my Final Crisis posters of Hal Jordan and Barry Allen.

And here's the most important stuff, my actual drawing table. I hand built a little table easel to hold by drawing boards at the right angle. Beside that I have my little inking station. I generally use a steel point crow quill and a #1 Kolinskly Sable brush for all of my linework, and I use a couple of rapidiographs and tech pens for backgrounds. Those are preliminary pencils for Issue #4 of my upcoming Vertigo monthly series SWEET TOOTH on the board right now.

Hanging right above my drawing table, for easy reference while I work, is a "model" sheet of the main character from SWEET TOOTH, and to my right I have more bound volumes (those are the complete Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis Runs on Hellblazer and both of Tim Truman's Scout series as well as the complete Who's Who) I also have all of my Jack Kirby Omnibus Collections and all of Alan Moores and Eddie Campbells work there as well. Above my desk are all of my trades. I've really been into Garth Ennis' Punisher MAX series lately.

And last, but not least is my ever growing collection of original art which I hang on the walls around me for constant inspiration. Pictured here are some of my most prized pieces, a Brian Bolland Animal Man head sketch, A Carmine Infantino Flash head sketch, a Joe Staton Hal Jordan, and a page from Tim Truman's Jonah Hex series. I also have a Kieth Giffen Dr. Fate page, a Leonard Kirk Captain Britain, a Matt Kindt Wonder Woman, a Darwyn Cooke Batman and a Jeffrey Brown Superman around there somewhere too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



I will be speaking and signing in the real Essex County at The University of Windsor this coming Monday March 30. Anyone in the vicinity should try and make it out! Details below:

Jeff Lemire, Award Winning Essex County Graphic Novelist, Visits the University of Windsor, Monday March 30, 7:30 PM at the Oak Room, Vanier Hall

Jeff Lemire, Award Winning Essex County Graphic Novelist, Visits the University of Windsor, Monday March 30, 7:30 PM at the Oak Room, Vanier Hall

Please join us for a presentation by graphic novelist Jeff Lemire, Monday March 30, 7:30 PM at the Oak Room, Vanier Hall. Jeff Lemire is author of the Eisner Award nominated ESSEX COUNTY TRILOGY of graphic novels (Tales From The Farm, Ghost Stories, The Country Nurse), Lost Dogs, and the forthcoming graphic novel The Nobody. After the presentation, there will be a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

DC/VERTIGO Announces New Monthly Series By JEFF LEMIRE

VERTIGO has announced that I will be writing and illustrating a new monthly ongoing series entitled SWEET TOOTH! The series will launch this September, only two months after THE NOBODY is due in stores.

SWEET TOOTH is the story Gus, a young boy born with deer-like antlers. He has lived his entire life in total isolation in the woods with his Father. As our story begins Gus' is finally forced to leave their forest sanctuary and begins experiencing the outside world for the first time. What he finds out there is beyond his comprehension; an American landscape decimated a decade earlier by a mysterious disease. Even more remarkable is that Gus is part of a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children who have emerged in its wake, all apparently immune to the infection. The boy is soon taken in by Jepperd, a hulking drifter who promises to lead Gus to "The Preserve" a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way a larger mystery surrounding the origins of the hybrids begins to unfold, with Gus and Jepperd at its center.

The first 22-page, full-color issue ships in September and will feature story, art and covers by Lemire, with colors provided by Jose Villarubia (Promethea) and will carry a special cover price of only one-dollar!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New WIZARD Interview

There is a new interview at about The Nobody, Essex Count and a few other things.

Also keep an eye on the blog and Newsarama on Thursday for a HUGE announcement about my next project!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


DCBS (Discount Comic Book Services) is offering a free limited edition silk-screened print of The Nobody, signed and numbered by myself with any order of The Nobody graphic novel.

Click Here to learn more!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Recent Sketches

On a recent episode of 11 o'clock Comics I offered a free sketch to any listeners who pre-ordered The Nobody from their local comic shop. Here are a few of the sketches I sent out.