Friday, February 27, 2009


THE NOBODY is now available for pre-order in the current issue of Previews and from your local bookstore, so please go out and order it!

For those who prefer to use online retailers, DCBS is going to be offering a limited edition, signed NOBODY print with each order! More details on that when I get them.

Also in this Previews I have a 5 page story in the AWESOME 2 Anthology, by The Indie Spinner Rack folks, and distributed by Top Shelf.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Now on the STANDARD ATTRITION MESSAGE BOARD! image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Jason Aaron, writer of Vertigo's SCALPED has invited me to join the STANDARD ATTRITION message boards and group blog. The forums include Jason, Brian Azzerello, Peter Milligan, Jock, David Lapham, G. Willow Wilson, Cliff Chiang, Brian Wood, and now me.

It will be a great place for me to post and discuss updates on all of my Vertigo projects as well as Essex County and other works, so please come and check it out. I just posted some new info about the contents of the upcoming 512-page Complete Essex County collection coming this summer. image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Nobody Adva Solicited for May 2009!

DC has solicited The Nobody in advance of its July release date, so PLEASE ask you local comic shop to pre-order for you. 144 page Hardcover for only 19.99!!!

Written by Jeff Lemire
Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

"Lemire handles the stuff of a Willa Cather novel with equal poetry . . . He renders emotion and temperment in a cartoon face with breathtaking, masterful economy.”
— Booklist on The Essex County Trilogy

The tiny, isolated fishing village of Large Mouth never saw much excitement — until the arrival of the stranger, that is. Wrapped from head to toe in bandages and wearing weird goggles, he quietly took up residence in the sleepy town’s motel. Driven by curiosity, the townfolk quickly learn the tragic story of his past, and of the terrible accident that left him horribly disfigured. Eventually, the town embraces the stranger as one of their own — but do his bandages hide more than just scars?
Inspired by H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, THE NOBODY explores themes of identity, fear and paranoia in a small community from up-and-coming alternative comics creator and Xeric Award-winner Jeff Lemire (The Essex County Trilogy) in a special two-color story that’ll have you guessing until the very end.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 29 • 6.75” x 10.25”, 144 pg, 2-color, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Back To Work

Well, it's been crazy time in baby land, but I am managing to slowly get back to my regular work schedule. Not much new art to post right now, but you can listen to the New York Comicon Vertigo Panel with Karen Berger. She talks about The Nobody, and teases another Vertigo project that I am currently 66-pages into....more on that at San Diego I believe.

Also recently started reading the entire run of James Robinson's Starman, god is that a good book. Speaking of good books, you must read Nate Powell's SWALLOW ME WHOLE. It is an absolute masterpiece!

Well, diapers to change and comics to draw...gotta run.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's a Boy!

My wife. Lesley-Anne and I welcomed our first baby, Gus Micheal Lemire into the world at 2:46 am on Monday night!

Noel Tuazon (of Elk's Run fame) just sent this killer sketch of some of my characters welcoming the baby! Thanks Noel!