Monday, March 23, 2015

Limited Edition DESCENDER Print debuts at Emerald City Comicon!



I will be attending Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA this week. My table is located at Y-05 and I'll be sitting with my DESCENDER collaborator DUSTIN NGUYEN and my PLUTONA collaborator, EMI LENOX.

We will be selling and signing brand new, Limited Edition DESCENDER and PLUTONA prints at the show as well as DESCENDER buttons.

The DESCENDER PRINT (above) is a unique collaboration featuring art by both Dustin and myself and is limited to 500 copies.

The limited SEAN GORDON MURPHY ECCC EXCLUSIVE DESCENDER #1 Cover will also be for sale at the IMAGE COMICS BOOTH

When I'm not a Y-05, here's where you can find me:

Friday, March 27

1 - 2 pm Signing IMAGE BOOTH 

2-3pm: Signing VALIANT BOOTH

6:30– 7:30 p.m: DARK HORSE CREATOR-OWNED PANEL Hall D

Saturday March 28

12p-1p: Signing VALIANT BOOTH

5 - 6 p.m: Signing IMAGE BOOTH 

Sunday March 29

1:00pm DARK HORSE SIGNING.


2:30-3:30: IMAGE STORYTELLING PANEL

Monday, March 16, 2015

BLACK HAMMER IS COMING! ORDER NOW!



The extra-sized first issue my next creator-owned series BLACK HAMMER featuring art by DEAN ORMSTON (Lucifer), Colors by DAVE STEWART (Hellboy) and Letters by the legendary TODD KLIEN (Sandman) will be released in June! Make sure to ask your local comic book retailer to pre-order you a copy! 

I will also be providing variant covers for the first 6 issues, coloured by Dave Stewart...








HEROES NEVER DIE—THEY JUST GET RETCONNED!
Black Hammer #1
Jeff Lemire (W/Variant cover), Dean Ormston (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale June 10
FC, 32 pages
$2.99
Ongoing
Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City—Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien—now lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. Even as they try to find their way home, trouble has a unique way of finding heroes wherever they are!
• From the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Descender, Animal Man, Sweet Tooth)!
• Amazingly realized by Dean Ormston (Lucifer, 2000 AD) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy)!
• Extra-long first issue—26 story pages!
New from Jeff Lemire!
"With Lemire, readers know they’re always going to get a tight story with spot-on dialogue."—USA Today

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DESCENDER #1 FAST-TRACKED TO SECOND PRINTING

LEMIRE AND NGUYEN’S DESCENDER
FAST-TRACKED TO SECOND PRINTING
New science-fiction series launches to critical acclaim


“Gorgeous.” —Vulture.com
“The best new comic book of 2015.” —Vox.com
“Your new sci-fi obsession is here, and its name is Descender…”
Entertainment Weekly

Writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet ToothHawkeye) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li'l Gotham) take the comics scene by storm with the launch of DESCENDER #1—already optioned for film before even hitting the shelves—and an outpouring of advance praise. In order to keep up with customer demand, Image Comics is pleased to announce a second printing of DESCENDER #1.

DESCENDER follows one young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera.

DESCENDER #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

DESCENDER #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code JAN158232), arrives in stores on April 1.

DESCENDER #2 (Diamond Code FEB150601) will arrive in stores on April 8.

More praise for DESCENDER:
“Your new sci-fi obsession is here, and its name is Descender… a gorgeous, moody story about a future where a lonely robot boy searches for a home in a galaxy that hates and fears him.” —Entertainment Weekly

"Jeff Lemire has dreamt up an emotional, imaginative new universe, lavishly brought to life by the great Dustin Nguyen. I can't wait to see where they take TIM-21 next." —Brian K. Vaughan

“The best new comic book of 2015.” —Vox.com

 "Lemire and Nguyen just pulled the curtain back on the medium's new best science fiction heartbreaker." —Matt Kindt

“Between Lemire's penchant for building sweeping yet personal stories and Nguyen's gorgeous, painterly art, the book is stunning to behold.”
Comic Book Resources

“Epic, intelligent, and full of heart.” —Comics Alliance

“Gorgeous.” —Vulture.com

“An epic sci-fi tale with a huge heart.” —Scott Snyder

“Remarkable…. Descender #1 truly takes you on a journey that’s so gripping, you’ll be begging for more..” —Bleeding Cool

“Exciting.” —The Los Angeles Times’ “HeroComplex”

“ ​Jeff Lemire has a real talent for ​drawing me into cold, alien worlds that I'd never dream I'd care about and then having me not want to leave them.” —Mark Waid

“The craft on display in this first issue of Descender is tour-de-force stuff.”
—Greg Rucka

Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen is hauntingly beautiful sci-fi that manages to be both epic and powerfully intimate. Masterfully done.” —Jason Aaron

"What a beautiful, beautiful book. Descender is worth buying for the artwork alone, so it's almost a bonus that it tells such a compelling story about the future of humanity in a universe filled with terrors (planet-sized killer robots, for one). I can't wait to see where it goes." —Charles Soule

“A beautiful cosmic opera and nuanced think piece, balancing the fear of the unknown with the spirit of adventure. Driven by the gorgeous visuals of artist Dustin Nguyen, Descender is a book on the rise.” —IGN

“I love Jeff Lemire. I love Dustin Nguyen. But believe me when I say Descender #1 is the best I've seen from both. This is a 5 star book!” —Mark Millar

“Like the best sci-fi, Lemire’s script transcends the fantastic to dissect such universal issues as fear, acceptance and hope… From the same scribe behind such reflective graphic novel touchstones as the Essex County trilogy, The Underwater Welder and Trillium, we’d expect no less.” —PASTE Magazine 

“Bloody hell, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender looks fantastic... “
—Declan Shalvey

Friday, February 20, 2015

BLOODSHOT REBORN TRAILER DEBUTS

As we edge closer and closer to the series' debut, CBR presents the exclusive premiere of Valiant Entertainment's video trailer for Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan's "Bloodshot: Reborn."
"[A]t the end of 'The Valiant,' something very dramatic happens to Bloodshot. It completely and utterly alters his life, and everything we know and everything we've ever seen of Bloodshot is really turned inside out" Lemire told CBR when the series was first announced. "I can honestly say that I've read every Bloodshot comic published now, and this Bloodshot story is unlike any that's every been published."
"[I]t's tremendous. It really is a masterpiece," Valiant CEO/CCO Dinesh Shamdansi told CBR News of the creative team's new take on the classic character, while Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons describes the book as "all new, and it's all innovative, and it's all f***ing amazing."
"Bloodshot: Reborn" debuts April 15.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TRILLIUM named of of YALSA's 10 Great GNs for Teens!

Trillium has been named one YALSA'S (The Young Adult Library Services Association) Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens 2015!


YALSA LIST 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DESCENDER...


"Jeff Lemire has dreamt up an emotional, imaginative new universe, lavishly brought to life by the great Dustin Nguyen. I can't wait to see where they take TIM-21 next."  - Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA

"I am already rooting for poor Tim, theorizing about the origin of the Harvesters and gripping the cross bar of the roller-coaster begging for another ride."-- Damon Lindelof- co- creator of Lost, and HBO's the Leftovers

“Two largely separate aspects of your own fandom have just come together to create the comics version of a superweapon.”-BLEEDING COOL

“Jeff Lemire has a real talent for ​drawing me into cold, alien worlds that I'd never dream I'd care about and then having me not want to leave them.”--Mark Waid, IRREDEEMABLE

“The craft on display in this first issue of DESCENDER is tour-de-force stuff — Lemire’s ideas are, as ever, as potent as his prose, and Dustin Nguyen’s art is deft and delightful, running from warmth to chilling, gentle to brutal. A wonderful start that makes you immediately want more.”-Greg Rucka, LAZARUS

“No question, a large part of the emotional success of the book is due to artist Dustin Nguyen, whose familiar pencils punctuated with watercolor finishes lend a stunning wash to the entire world of Descender and its occupants. . . . 
A remarkably subtle beginning to what is clearly going to be Image Comics’ next great space epic, Descender #1 has everything you need to get hooked — political intrigue, social unrest, planet-level danger, and, most importantly, a boy with his dog. If you’ve been a fan of Lemire and Nguyen’s work, you won’t need any convincing of Descender’s greatness. And if you haven’t had the pleasure yet, there’s no better place to start.”-COMICOSITY.COM

“I love @JeffLemire. I love @duss005. But believe me when I say Descender #1 is the best I've seen from both. This is a 5 star book!”--Mark Millar, KICK ASS

"What a beautiful, beautiful book. DESCENDER is worth buying for the artwork alone, so it's almost a bonus that it tells such a compelling story about the future of humanity in a universe filled with terrors (planet-sized killer robots, for one). I can't wait to see where it goes."-- Charles Soule (LETTER 44)

“DESCENDER dazzles. . .One hell of a creator-owned debut by Nguyen, who looks like he’s on the verge of taking his art to another level by taking it in a different direction. You won’t want to miss this comic, folks..”--MULTIVERSITY

“The real deal.”--Joshua Hale Fialkov (THE BUNKER)

“Bloody hell, @JeffLemire and @duss005's DESCENDER looks fantastic... “--Declan Shalvey

Really really good.”--COMICVINE

“INSANELY good.”--Ray Fawkes

There's a lot of imagination in this book.”--CBR

“When considered within comics culture, it’s easy enough to see in Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s DESCENDER the strands of creative DNA that reach back to classics like Tezuka’s THE MIGHTY ATOM or Urasawa’s PLUTO. But when considered within the broader context of popular culture, Lemire’s writing and Nguyen’s art usher us into the presence of a work every bit as powerful as 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY or ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN.” —Dr. Shathley Q, PopMatters Comics Editor.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SONY PICTURES PICKS UP LEMIRE AND NGUYEN's DESCENDER


Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that it acquired the feature film rights to Descender, the forthcoming comic book series from New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire and New York Times bestselling comic artist Dustin Nguyen. Josh Bratman will produce the film with Lemire and Nguyen attached to executive produce. The first issue of the eagerly awaited series will be published by Image Comics on March 4, 2015.  


"Jeff Lemire has dreamt up an emotional, imaginative new universe, lavishly brought to life by the great Dustin Nguyen. I can't wait to see where they take TIM-21 next."  - Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA

"I am already rooting for poor Tim, theorizing about the origin of the Harvesters and gripping the cross bar of the roller-coaster begging for another ride."-- Damon Lindelof- co- creator of Lost, and HBO's the Leftovers

“ ​Jeff Lemire has a real talent for ​drawing me into cold, alien worlds that I'd never dream I'd care about and then having me not want to leave them.”--Mark Waid, IRREDEEMABLE

“The craft on display in this first issue of DESCENDER is tour-de-force stuff — Lemire’s ideas are, as ever, as potent as his prose, and Dustin Nguyen’s art is deft and delightful, running from warmth to chilling, gentle to brutal. A wonderful start that makes you immediately want more.”-Greg Rucka, LAZARUS

“Two largely separate aspects of your own fandom have just come together to create the comics version of a superweapon.”-BLEEDING COOL

“I love @JeffLemire. I love @duss005. But believe me when I say Descender #1 is the best I've seen from both. This is a 5 star book!”--Mark Millar, KICK ASS

“Bloody hell, @JeffLemire and @duss005's DESCENDER looks fantastic... “--Declan Shalvey

“INSANELY good.”--Ray Fawkes



DESCENDER #1 is on sale MARCH 4, 2015. An EXTRA-SIZED first issue for only $2.99. Please pre-order from your local comic book store.

ORDER CODE: JAN150567