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Tales from the Farm - Jeff Lemire (Illustrator, Artist)
ISBN: 9781891830884
Publication Date: 2007-03-20

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Ghost Stories - Jeff Lemire (Artist)
ISBN: 9781891830945
Publication Date: 2007-10-23

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The Country Nurse - Jeff Lemire (Artist)
ISBN: 9781891830952
Publication Date: 2008-08-05

Websites about Lemire

  • Lemire's Blog
    Lemire is still actively making many new graphic novels. Visit his blog to find more information about the materials that he has coming out in the near future, as well as a description of the graphic novels that he has written and illustrated previously.

Essex County

Lemire, Jeff. Essex County Vol. 1: Tales From the Farm. Top Shelf Productions:  Atlanta, 2007. Print.

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Essex County Volume 1 introduces readers to the story of Lester, a young boy whose mother died the year previous and who is living with his Uncle Kenny on a farm. Kenny and Lester are having trouble adjusting to each other and throughout their rocky exchanges, it becomes apparent that Lester is growing apart. Enter in a somewhat damaged hockey player named Jimmy Lebeuf, the threat of an alien attack, a father mystery, and some adventuring and readers will be able to follow Kenny and Lester as they struggle to realize just how to fit into each other’s lives.

Visual and textual style: moody, black and white, sketchy, human, cinematic, vernacular, simple dialogue

Potential readers/appeal factors: coming of age, drama, farm life, hockey, super heroes, aliens, struggling, death, life changes


  • Winner of the Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award in 2008
  • Winner of the Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist for writer/artist in 2011
  • Winner of the Doug Wright Award for Canadian Cartooning’s Best Emerging Talent in 2008
  • Essex County Volume 1 was nominated for one Harvey Award and two Eisner Awards
  • One of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade in 2010
  • Lemire won the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist in 2008 and 2013
  • Total nominated for 6 Eisner Awards, 5 Harvey Awards, and 6 Shuster Awards
  • Lemire was nominated for a Harvey Award in 2008
  • Lemire was nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2008
  • Lemire also has won a Xeric Award for Lost Dogs in 2005
  • Lemire nominated for Ignatz Award in 2007

Other pertinent information

  • Essex County is a trilogy: Tales From the Farm, Ghost Stories, and The Country Nurse.

More books by Lemire!

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Trillium - Jeff Lemire (Artist)
ISBN: 9781401249007
Publication Date: 2014-08-12

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The Hunt - Jeff Lemire; Travel Foreman (Artist)
ISBN: 9781401235079
Publication Date: 2012-05-02
This has five volumes so far.

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Other books by Lemire!

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Sweet Tooth - Jeff Lemire (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401226961
Publication Date: 2010-05-18
This is six volumes.

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The Underwater Welder - Jeff Lemire (Artist)
ISBN: 9781603090742
Publication Date: 2012-08-07

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The Nobody - Jeff Lemire
ISBN: 9781401220808
Publication Date: 2009-07-07

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Noir - Brian Azzarello; Ed Brubaker; Alex de Campi; Gabriel Ba (Artist); Eduardo Barreto (Artist); Stefano Gaudiano (Artist); Rick Geary (Artist); Fabio Moon (Artist)
ISBN: 9781595823588
Publication Date: 2009-10-27
Lemire is a contributor to this anthology of black-and-white crime comics.


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