In 2006 Lemire’s work was included as part of the Banff Center’s “Comic Craze” exhibit, an international symposium celebrating Canadian comics and fiction. His Essex County trilogy has been nominated for the Ignatz Award, received the American Library Association’s Alex Award (for adult books with teen appeal), and won the Joe Shuster Award for outstanding Canadian comic book cartoonist (writer/artist). Both volumes are currently being considered jointly for the Eisner award for Best Graphic Novel, perhaps the most prestigious award in the American comics industry, as well as Canada’s Doug Wright Awards (for Best Emerging Talent). In addition to the Essex County trilogy, Lemire is currently preparing a new graphic novel, The Nobody, for DC Comics/Vertigo.
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