Born and raised on a farm in Essex County, Canada, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Trilogy of graphic novels (Tales From The Farm, Ghost Stories, The Country Nurse) published by Top Shelf Productions have been nominated for multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards. In 2008 Jeff won the Joe Shuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist, and
The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal.
Recently named one of Wizard Magazines 25 “rising stars” Jeff has also published the graphic novel The Nobody for DC Comics/ Vertigo, and is currently hard at work a new monthly ongoing series, Sweet Tooth, also for Vertigo and a new graphic novel for Top Shelf.
Jeff has also illustrated album covers for such bands as Art Brut and catl. His work has also been published by the likes of Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Driven Magazine and soon Marvel Comics.
Jeff currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife, sculptor Lesley-Anne Green and their son, Gus.
The piece shown above is one of over 40 pieces of original artwork featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in March 2010. Watch for announcements on this site!
Every day we will try to post an original piece and some information on the artist(s) that donated the work.