Self taught comic artist, who studied film in Toronto.
Jeff Lemire was born in 1976 and raised in a small Canadian farming town. His first foray into comics was in 2005 when he self-published Lost Dogs, which earned him a Xeric Award. He was immediately noticed by Chris Staros at Top Shelf Productions and signed to a contract. This gave him the opportunity to write and draw his Essex County Trilogy, comprised of Tales from the Farm, Ghost Stories and The Country Nurse, which appeared in relatively rapid succession from 2008 to 2009. This black and white trilogy garnered a Harvey, an Ignatz and two Eisner Award nominations.
In 2009, a 2-color graphic novel entitled The Nobody was published by Vertigo. This led to a monthly full-color Vertigo project called Sweet Tooth which debuted in September.
Lemire also produces a science-fiction strip called Fortress which is serialized in UR Magazine, a quarterly publication.
Jeff Lemire has written the Atom back-up stories for Adventure Comics, the Brightest Day tie-in, and a Giant-Size Atom finale issue as well as ongoing eleven-issue Superboy series and the Flashpoint tie-in Frankenstein & The Creatures of the Unknown.
After the DС relaunch in September 2011, Lemire began writing Animal Man and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E which were both well received. He also took over writing duties on Justice League Dark, starting with #9, and left Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. due to busy schedule, leaving the series to fellow writer Matt Kindt with whom he previously collaborated on Men of War final issue.
Starting from Issue 17, Jeff Lemire will be taking over from Ann Nocenti as the writer of Green Arrow with Andrea Sorrentino on art duties. He will also be collaborating with Ray Fawkes to write Constantine with Renato Guedes on art duties.
Among his upcoming projects are The Underwater Welder OGN and National Comics: Eternity. In April 2014 he will be launching a new series called Justice League United formerly Justice League Canada with DC Comics.
He will also be one of the writers on Futures End the upcoming weekly comic by DC launching in May 2014.
As of issue 34 of Green Arrow Lemire was off of the book.
From December 2014 to March 2015, Lemire co-wrote with Matt Kindt the event The Valiant, published by Valiant Comics. He would then succeed that series with Bloodshot Reborn.
Lemire's current slate includes writing for Marvel Comics on the book All-New Hawkeye, as well as becoming the writer for the new flagship X-Men title named Extraordinary X-Men. He will also re-team with former Green Arrow artist Andrea Sorrentino to create a new volume of Old Man Logan. He is also writing Descender for Image Comics, with artist Dustin Nguyen, which has been optioned to be adapted into a movie by Sony Pictures. He is also publishing Black Hammer, through Dark Horse Comics.
- Black Hammer #1-ongoing (Dark Horse)
- Descender #1-ongoing (Image Comics)
- Royal City #1-ongoing (Image Comics)
- Thanos #1-ongoing (Marvel; Jeff Lemire's run will be concluded with issue #12 in October 2017 and Donny Cates will replace Lemire as writer)
- Bloodshot Salvation (Ongoing; Valiant - September 20, 2017)
- Hawkman: Found #1 (One-shot / Dark Nights tie-in; DC - December 20, 2017)
- The Terrifics (Mini-series / Dark Nights spin-off; DC - TBD)
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