Friday, January 13, 2017

New Series ROYAL CITY Coming in March. Order Now!

Hey, this is Jeff Lemire, creator and writer of Descender, Black Hammer, and Sweet
ROYAL CITY is the first ongoing series that I have both written and drawn since Sweet Tooth. It’s definitely my most ambitious and personal project to date, and can’t wait for the book to launch in March.

ROYAL CITY follows Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, and is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing mother, and his brow-beaten father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago. What follows is a mysterious journey into the Pike family’s past and into the strange underbelly of the town Patrick grew up in.

The book will combine grounded family drama with a healthy dose of magical realism and mystery, much like my previous books Essex County and The Underwater Welder, and the first chapter will be a double-sized, 56-page issue!

You can pre-order the first issue now at your local comic book store or through an online retailer. 

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Jeff Lemire 
DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES written and illustrated by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, A.D., Sweet Tooth). ROYAL CITY charts the lives, loves, and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town across three decades. Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing mother, and his brow-beaten father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago. ROYAL CITY is a return to the literary and thematic territory of LEMIRE's breakthrough graphic novel Essex County and is his most ambitious, and most personal, project to date.
In Shops: Mar 01, 2017
SRP: $4.99

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Writer Scott Snyder and Illustrator Jeff Lemire's A.D.: AFTER DEATH, a three-part epic series published by Image Comics, has been acquired by Sony in a significant deal in a multi-party bidding war, to be developed into a feature film. Snyder and Lemire will serve as Executive Producers on the project.

A.D. is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. One man, years after the discovery of the cure, starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A.D. is the first project Snyder and Lemire, longtime friends and both acclaimed and bestselling comic creators in their own right, have worked on together. This is the first project Lemire has illustrated that he has not also written. Book 1 was published November 2016, with Book 2 available December 21, 2016.

Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures will work alongside Eric Fineman at Columbia to produce the film. Bratman is also developing Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's comic series DESCENDER into a feature film franchise.

Scott Snyder is a New York Times bestselling author and an Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer (AMERICAN VAMPIRE with Stephen King, SWAMP THING, BATMAN).WYTCHES, his creator-owned Image graphic novel series with illustrator Jock, is under option at New Regency with Plan B producing. Scott is currently on an overall deal with DC Comics.

Jeff Lemire is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the acclaimed graphic novels SWEET TOOTH,  ESSEX COUNTY, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, and TRILLIUM.  Jeff is a prominent writer for DC Comics and Marvel Comics where he currently writes the monthly adventures of THE X-MEN and MOON KNIGHT. The rights to Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox's PLUTONA have been acquired by Ken Kao to produce as a feature film. Lemire's graphic novel trilogy ESSEX COUNTY is under option to Canadian production company First Generation Films with Christina Piovesan producing as a TV series.

The deal for A.D.: AFTER DEATH was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, Inc., along with Lemire's attorney Allison Binder of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP and Snyder's attorney Lillian Laserson of Laserson Law.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


My original artwork is now available for sale at CADENCE COMIC ART

There are also signed SKETCHBOOKS and PRINTS available at CADENCE SELECTS

Friday, November 11, 2016


Just print this order form, and bring it to your local comic book store!

Monday, October 24, 2016

ROUGHNECK New Graphic Novel Coming in April


From the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning creator of Secret Path, Essex County,  and The Underwater Welder comes an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family.

Derek Ouellette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. When his long-lost sister Beth shows up, on the run from an abusive boyfriend, the two escape to a secluded hunting camp in the woods. There, living off the land, they reconnect with each other, the painful secrets of their past, and their Cree heritage...and start to heal. 

But Beth’s ex-boyfriend is hunting them. As he circles closer, he threatens to shatter this newfound peace and pull both Derek and Beth back into the world of self-destruction they’ve fought so hard to leave behind. Touching and harrowing, this is a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story about family, heritage, and breaking the cycle of violence.



Thursday, October 13, 2016

“The Stranger” Official Video - Gord Downie - Secret Path

The first single from THE SECRET PATH, my collaboration with Gord Downie, was released today. The Secret Path Graphic Novel and Album will be available TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18. It can be pre-ordered by clicking here 

The full hour long animated film THE SECRET PATH with Music by Gord Downie and Illustrations by me, will air and stream live  on CBC Sunday, October 22 at 9pm Eastern.

Gord will be playing 2 concerts, Tuesday October 18 in Ottawa Ontario and Friday October 21 in Toronto Ontario. I will be signing Secret Path at THE BEGUILING Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm.

There will be a new televised interview with Gord tonight on CBC'S THE NATIONAL and there will be a televised interview with myself Sunday October 22 on CBC Arts.