That’s a murky description for how Jeff Lemire’s career has taken him to places totally unexpected. The “Essex County” books represent such a. The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. First Generation Films optioned the graphic novel and is developing a scripted series for Canada’s CBC.

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Even in the absence of colours and detailing, little incoherent circles that formed his eyes, and single line that formed his facial expression, conveyed a lot to me than usual words would.

Open Preview See a Problem? His facial expressions are amazing in this incredibly reductive, Saturday-cartoon style, but it manages to do the heavy lifting and make one hell of an emotional impact. Slow, atmospheric and with carefully dosed pathos. Mr Gerrard dies in a house fire after saving everyone in the orphanage, which includes Les’ 5 times great grandfather, Lawrence, and the nun’s unborn child.

All stories take place against the backdrop of the small Canadian farm town. The two have an awkward relationship as they struggle to come to terms with grief and the balance of their relationship. No trivia or quizzes yet. There is a prevailing sense of loneliness and longing in every c This book broke me.

The Complete Essex County

Men, aging, dwelling on their lost dreams. Essex County contains 3 books: El dibujo de Lemire es muy peculiar, muy abocetado, pero es muy agradable de ver. And I read it in two hours.

elmire It might be best if I read Essex County myself before thinking about suggesting it to him. What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners?


There are also the silences.

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

After hearing such wonderful praise from my coworkers, I took this home on a cool fall evening. Essex County is the major connection between the stories. It’s a good story about men in the area and involves a jedf

In Essex County, Lemire crafts an intimate study of one community through the years, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If you had asked me a few months ago if I thought a graphic novel could break my heart, I would have said no. I’m not good at talking about art, but there’s a sparseness to it that fits the quiet nature of the stories perfectly. This book captures the lives of the characters, and the moments that make up those lives, more poignantly and effectively than anything else I’ve ever read.

I jeff the word, but yet I buy into it. Lester and all the men on these pages speak seldom and in terse phrases. This story involves Lou and Vince LaBeuf, hockey playing brothers from the farmlands who come to Toronto to play hockey. I will get back to you with some suggestions. The ending result was also sweet, bitter, and left unfinished but not in a bad way.

Oct 22, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 19, Jerry Jose rated it it was amazing. Jimmy plays a role in all three stories in the book, and in many ways is the heart of the story: Both of the ladies can come off as tough and hard-nosed, but they both use that to shield themselves from the harsh realities that life has presented them.


I honestly cannot recommend this book enough. To each person Essex means something different, and counyt all have their personal passions to hold on to when the world around them slips. One of her stops was Midtown comics, and as sweet as she was, asked me if I wanted anything.

Taking a Visit to “Essex County” [Review]

Nov 27, Pooja rated it it was amazing Shelves: This appears in the story-lines with Lester, a young boy conty lives on the farm with his uncle. Brian Salvatore is an editor, podcaster, reviewer, writer at large, and general task master at Multiversity.

The story follows Anne as she flits about the county in coutny capacity as a nurse, visiting and caring for others, all the time struggling with her own family situation, while Margaret, more than a hundred years old and living in the nursing home, remembers the circumstances that first brought her to Essex County ninety years before.

Also included are over pages of jrff unpublished material, including two new stories. This is what I rssex for, and the response I got sounded like this: This is a very special book; not just because it is wonderfully written or illustrated with such precision, but also for the exquisite commentary on rural Canadian life.

Working in chiseled strokes of black, white and shades of grey, Lemire presents only the most basic elements of the landscape and townscape: