Jeff Lemire is a New York Times Bestselling graphic novelist whose work includes Roughneck, Essex County, The Underwater Welder, Royal City and Gord Downie's Secret Path. The Toronto comic creator has also worked on Justice League and Green Arrow for DC Comics and Hawkeye for Marvel. In 2017, he won the Eisner Award, the Oscars of comics, for Black Hammer in the best new series category.
Essex County, an emotional story about a rural community in southwestern Ontario, was defended by Sara Quin on Canada Reads in 2011. Lemire lives in Toronto.
Books by Jeff Lemire
Interviews with Jeff Lemire
Homerun host Sue Smith talks to Canada Reads author Jeff Lemire. 22:18 This week, Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire released their graphic novel "Secret Path," based on the life and death of Chanie Wenjack. We speak to Lemire, a celebrated graphic novelist, about how he approached the project. 8:59 The graphic novelist and cartoonist on his favourite fictional character, his idea of perfect happiness, and why David Lynch and Tom Waits are heroes to him. 4:06