Friday, February 25, 2011

SWEET TOOTH'S Special Guest Stars

Friday, February 25th, 2011

By Pamela Mullin

This month writer/artist Jeff Lemire is joined by indie superstars Matt Kindt (REVOLVER, Superspy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) and Emi Lenox (Emitown) for a special stand-alone issue of SWEET TOOTH that is not to be missed.

Each writer/artist contributes stories alongside Jeff Lemire for a unique look at Lucy, Becky and Wendy as they go off to collect firewood for the night. Through these vignettes we see glimpses of their past, all of which reveal something more about the mysterious plague that decimated America.

Here’s a look inside:
Art by Jeff Lemire:
Art by Nate Powell:

Art by Emi Lenox:
Art by Matt Kindt:


Pick it up Wednesday, March 2nd.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Well, I was the first book voted off of the Canada Reads competition today, and I'll admit that it stings a bit more than I thought it would. But, in the end I am really proud of the accomplishment of making it to the final 5. It's a great sign for the future of graphic novels in this country, and their continued acceptance mainstream literary circles on a whole.

The truth is Essex County would never have been nominated if not for all the brilliant Canadian cartoonists who laid the ground work for such recognition over the last couple of decades. Dave Sim, Seth, Chester Brown, Julie Doucet and so many others not only inspired me, but a whole generation of cartoonist that will continue to push our beloved medium into the spotlight.

I'm proud to be part of such a great tradition of Canadian cartoonists, and continue to be inspired by the likes of Darwyn Cooke, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, Kate Beaton and so many other great talents.

And, a big thanks to Sara Quin for her impassioned defense and promotion of not only EC but graphic novels in general. I know a lot of people have read EC, and other graphic novels, over the last couple of months who otherwise never would have.

And thanks to Chris, Brett and Leigh at Top Shelf for helping me run with the ball once I got it, you guys are the best!


Thursday, February 3, 2011


Sweet Tooth #18 which was released this week, is a great jumping on point for new fans, and even better MTV Geek has a "5 minute Recap" of the entire series so far right here So no more excuses, with
Vol. 1 and 2 of the collected editions out now, start reading!
" ONE OF THE BEST COMIC'S I'VE EVER READ" Damon Lindelof co-creator of LOST

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Joe Shuster Nominations Announced!

The finalists for the 2011 Joe Shuster Awards, which recognize the best in Canadian comics, have been announced.

The list is (very) long, so click here to see a list of all the nominees.

Jeff Lemire is up for three awards (Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist, Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist, Outstanding Comic Book Writer) while other nominees include Scott Chantler (Comics for Kids, Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Outstanding Comic Book Cartoonist) and Kate Beaton (Outstanding Web Comics Creator).

Chester Brown and Todd McFarlane will also be inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame.

The winners will be announced June 18, 2011, in Calgary.

The Joe Shuster Awards were established in 2004; they are named after Joe Shuster (duh!), the Toronto-born co-creator of Superman.

Read more: