As announced today on Comic Book Resources, I will be writing the new flagship X-Men book this October for Marvel Comics! Humberto Ramos will be drawing the book. It would be an understatement to say that I'm excited about the project.
The Extraordinary X-Men team will include STORM, NIGHTCRAWLER, COLOSSUS, ICEMAN, JEAN GREY and, making his Marvel Universe debut, OLD MAN LOGAN!
The first promo image by artist Humberto Ramos, inker Victor Olazaba and Colorist Edgar Delgado.
Jaw-dropping Comic-Con exclusives from Top Shelf IDW and Jeff Lemire!
June 22, 2015
July approaches, so it's time once again to prepare for the biggest convention of the year — but this year marks a special landmark: Top Shelf's first Comic-Con since joining the IDW Publishing family! To celebrate, we've teamed with IDW to bring you some gorgeous premium editions of Top Shelf's most beloved books, developed exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con International!
These exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore beginning today, June 22. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books throughout the show from the Top Shelf booth #1721, the IDW booth #2743, or for the first time from the San Diego Comic Art Gallery located in Liberty Station in the Point Loma area of San Diego (Wednesday, July 8 through Monday, July 13).
Essex County — Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)
Top Shelf celebrates the award-winning masterpiece that made Jeff Lemire a household name. This elegant, foil-stamped slipcase edition features an exclusive letterpress bookplate signed & numbered by the author! Don’t miss the chance to get a deluxe version of this intimate study of an eccentric farming community and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, reconciliation — and hockey.
$75, Limited to 500 copies, 3 per person.
Between the Panels: The Comics Art of David Collier, David Finch, Jeff Lemire, and Kagan McLeod
May 30 – September 20, 2015
The world of comics and the sphere of the gallery may sometimes seem like parallel universes, with different languages, customs, and worldviews. However, every avid reader of comics knows that place and time are infinitely porous. Harvey Pekar, author of the comics series American Splendor, was fond of saying, “Comics are words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures.”[i] In the myriad ways that comics can be used to tell stories and represent creators’ visions of worlds both near and far, fantastic and mundane, they model how we understand our own world in all of its diversity, waywardness, force, and beauty. While the everyday seems increasingly saturated with information, reading comics recovers the individual pleasure of making meaning between picture and text, panels and gutters, between what is told and what is understood.
Between the Panels: The Comics Art of David Collier, David Finch, Jeff Lemire and Kagan McLeodpresents work by four noted Canadian artists, all of whom were born or have lived in Windsor and Essex County. Each is prominent in the diverse, international field of contemporary comics. Their work demonstrates collectively the range, ingenuity, flexibility, and public reach of the 21st century comics form. While all four artists have carved out substantial careers in comics, their styles, experiences, venues for publication, and artistic processes differ widely from each other and serve as examples of the various kinds of art and graphic storytelling strategies employed in the comics medium. This exhibition of four lead artists from southwestern Ontario, brings together a selection of 68 compelling sketches, drawings and works on paper, many bearing marks or features concealed when the works are published for mass audiences. Between the Panels offer insights into the artists’ processes as well as the stages by which their works journey into print and into our hands.
[i] Witek, Joseph. Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar. Oxford, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1989, 121.
This exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Dale Jacobs, Associate Professor, English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing and Dr. C. Suzanne Matheson, Associate Professor, English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing, University of Windsor, with the assistance of their students from Writing about the Arts.
Black Hammer has been a labor of love for me. It's a project that
I've been working on, in various forms, for seven years. And as
excited as I am to share it, sometimes life gets in the way of
On March 26, my amazing collaborator, Dean Ormston suffered
a cerebral hemorrhage on
the left side of his brain which has effected his whole right side.
Dean is now at home and recovering.
result we have decided to post-pone the launch of Black Hammer until
Dean is able to work regularly again. I'd like to thank all the fans
and retailers for their patience and understanding as Dean recovers
and promise that Black Hammer will be worth the wait! The important thing now is Dean's health, and making sure he has the time he needs to make a full recovery.