More Awards For Jeff Lemire’s “Essex County” Trilogy
With final third of his "Essex County" trilogy of graphic novels set to hit shelves later this year, creator Jeff Lemire has already had a pretty good 2008. The first two projects in the trilogy, Tales From the Farm and Ghost Stories, have been celebrated by critics and nominated for multiple awards (and won quite a few of ’em, too). On Friday, Lemire added another award to his list of accolades, taking home the Doug Wright Award for "Best Emerging Talent," a prestigious Canadian cartooning award.
The last graphic novel in the trilogy, The Country Nurse, is scheduled for release in October from Top Shelf Productions. The trilogy is described as follows:
Lemire’s ESSEX COUNTY trilogy is an intimate portrait of one small-town community through the years, charged with themes of family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation.