Local award winning graphic novelist & New York Times Best Selling Author JEFF LEMIRE will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the first in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Billed as a CONVERSATION WITH JEFF LEMIRE, those in attendance will hear about the creative process behind SECRET PATH and his collaboration with Gord Downie of THE Tragically Hip to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack and his experience at residential school.
“We’re thrilled that Jeff has graciously accepted our invitation to kick-off our Canada 150 Speaker Series,” said WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “We have always been aware of his huge literary success which began with the Essex County Trilogy, and now others are discovering the talent we have known of for years.”
A cartoonist, LEMIRE was born and raised in Essex County and is the author of titles including the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, The Nobody, and Animal Man – all of which are available at WPL. He is known for his moody, humanistic stories and sketchy, cinematic, black-and-white art and is presently writing All-New Hawkeye, Extraordinary X-Men, Moon Knight and Old Man Logan for Marvel, Descender and Plutona for Image, and Bloodshot Reborn for Valiant.
In 2010 Essex County became the first graphic novel to be included in the prestigious Canada Reads contest making it to the final five and winning the people’s choice vote as best Canadian novel of the decade and last year CBC and First Generation Films began development of the Essex County Trilogy as a television miniseries.