Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Hey all, I'm packing up to head down to San Diego tomorrow morning, and as mentioned before Essex County 3 will make it's official debut (Chris Staros just informed me that 250 copies have landed safely in California).
In addition to that I will have original artwork from all 3 Essex Chapters on hand, and a whole fresh batch of Superhero watercolor paintings for sale (a few samples above). Hope to see you there.
"Jeff Lemire's Essex County trilogy, from Top Shelf is a quiet, somber, haunting masterpiece..." -- Steve Duin, The Oregonian
"Volume 3 in the Essex County series establishes Jeff Lemire as one of the most elegant graphic novelists of our time. The complexity, the nuances, the pacing and the magic of this Canadian series elevates it to the status of Spiegelman's Maus and Craig Thompson's Blankets." -- Richard Van Camp
ESSEX COUNTY & JEFF LEMIRE:
-- WINNER OF THE SCHUSTER AWARD!
-- WINNER OF THE ALA ALEX AWARD!
-- NOMINATED FOR THE DOUG WRIGHT!
-- NOMINATED FOR THE HARVEY AWARD!
-- NOMINATED FOR TWO EISNER AWARDS!
THE COUNTRY NURSE is the final volume in the critically acclaimed ESSEX COUNTY trilogy of graphic novels set in a fictionalized version of Lemire’s hometown in Ontario, Canada. THE COUNTRY NURSE follows a day in the life of Anne Morgan, the peculiar farming community’s traveling nurse. As Anne checks in on her favorite patients, the story delves deeper into Essex County's mythology and past, and finally reveals how all three volumes stitch together to quilt a portrait of how loss and regret push and pull at the fabric of family in small town life. -- 128-Page Graphic Novel, 6 1/2" x 9", Young Adult (13+), ISBN 978-1-891830-95-2, $9.95
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
It's been a while since I've posted, I've been really putting the pedal to the metal trying to get a good chunk of my upcoming DC/Vertigo graphic novel THE NOBODY in the can before I head off to The San Diego Comicon next week.
As of today I've got 69-pages of the 144-page book pencilled, inked and ready to go. I'll probably be posting a few sneak peek pages soon, just need to clear it with DC legal first.
As for San Diego, I will be signing a the Top Shelf booth during the majority of the show (check out Top Shelf's site for a full list of their attending cartoonists). The GREAT news is that we will have copies of Essex County Vol.3: The Country Nurse for sale, hot off the press! This will be the first time I've debuted a book at a Con, and I'm pretty excited.
And, speaking of volume 3, the first review hit the web today. Check out Steve Duin's review at The Oregonian.
I will also have copies of the two limited edition Essex County Mini-comics, and original artwork for sale at the show, and of course will be doing sketches and signing, so please stop by and see me!