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Jeff Lemire made a name for himself with his indie comics, most notably his Essex County trilogy, before doing work for DC and Vertigo. Here’s a splash page from his Vertigo series, Sweet Tooth, issue #24:

I read the first issue of this series, but found it too decompressed for my tastes, although I may give it another try in trade form, if I can get them from the library. I am, however, really digging his work as a writer on Animal Man.

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2 Responses to “Splash Wednesday: Jeff Lemire”

  • Matt Kish says:

    “Sweet Tooth” definitely started very very slow, which is an almost unforgivable flaw these days. It does read significantly better in trade form, and after around issue 6 Lemire’s pacing improves significantly. It’s a great series and well worth a read.

    Where Lemire really shines, I think, is in his independent, graphic novel work. The complete “Essex County” is absolutely fantastic, and I am really looking forward to his “Underwater Welder” coming from Top Shelf later this year.

  • Dara says:

    Yeah, I need to read Essex County. I did read his Vertigo graphic novel “The Nobody,” which I found light on story/characterization, but heavy on atmosphere. Not great, but also not bad.

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