On July 8th, editor Brandon Montclare posted about Jeff Lemire and his upcoming new series SWEET TOOTH. We showed some interior images from issue #2 . . . and now for the the cover.
Lot’s happened this week. Here's a roundup of those not to be missed.
LARGEHEARTED BOY posts Jeff Lemire's fantastic music playlist for THE NOBODY. In his introduction Jeff writes, “I've always preferred sad songs. They don't make me sad, they just make me "feel more." Now, that's something I can totally relate to. Check it out!
And as a special treat, here are a few of Jeff Lemire's early cover sketches for THE NOBODY.
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Have a great weekend!
As far as I’m concerned, whatever Jeff Lemire wants Jeff Lemire gets. And what he wanted to do after finishing up his work on THE NOBODY OGN was something different—an ongoing series.
Starting in September, Jeff stretches his legs and blows our minds each and every month with SWEET TOOTH. One look tells you it’s unlike anything Jeff’s done before-—it’s a big leap narratively for one of comics’ most talked about creators. In form and function SWEET TOOTH is crafted to be as episodic as it is epic. Very consciously we’re setting up each individual issue to leave your nails bitten and your heart broke. Drama and distress are stacked, action mounts, people make choices, and questions get asked for which you’ll be dying to know the answer. Jeff knows how to pull the strings—that insane teaser image above makes you want more, doesn’t it? That first taste makes it a can’t wait for the next issue experience.
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NYLON GUYS MAGAZINE July issue has a great interview with Jeff Lemire about his job before taking on comics full time and designing the cover of the Art Brut vs. Satan album cover.
One of Vertigo’s newest discoveries is writer/artist Jeff Lemire. Nominated for two Eisner Awards, a Harvey Award, Lemire (The Essex County Trilogy) makes his debut with THE NOBODY. A twist on the timeless character from H.G. Wells’ classic “The Invisible Man,” Lemire uses the bandaged stranger as a cipher to explore themes of identity, isolation, insanity, loneliness, fear, paranoia, and the dark side of rural life. Growing up in Canada, Lemire’s visits to a small rural lakeside village as a child inspired much of the visual imagery throughout the book and his attention to detail in describing small town life is reminiscent of Richard Russo. This is a book that really gets one thinking about how different people perceive the same situation and it’s incredibly done.
But, enough gushing from me. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a cool trailer for the book.
When Lemire is not writing graphic novels or at work on the new Art Brut vs Satan album cover he’s working on his first monthly series SWEET TOOTH, out this September.
That’s right, a full color monthly series about a boy with antlers named Gus. Sounds interesting right? Well, it’s a wonderful post apocalyptic story that follows Gus, from the sanctuary of the home he’s known since birth, on an adventure to find “The Preserve” a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way, Gus not only learns he loves chocolate, but he begins to unravel the mystery surrounding the origin of the disease that ravaged the American landscape just a decade before.
Check it out for yourself: