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January 27, comics fans in Montreal gathered at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore to meet Jeff Lemire.

He's the author of Essex County.

Sue Smith hosted the two-part evening.

The evening kicked off with Jeff discussing Essex County  and his journey to becoming the comics creator he is today.

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Sue's conversation with Jeff was followed by a panel discussion on graphic novels featuring arts reporter Jeanette Kelly, Drawn & Quarterly's head publisher and chief, Chris Oliveros, and comics creators Sherwin Sullivan Tjia and Matt Forsythe, the award-winning illustrator and comic book artist whose book Ojingogo won the 2009 Doug Wright Award for Canadian cartooning.

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