Essex County kindle à Paperback

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Essex County kindle à Paperback æ [PDF / Epub] ★ Essex County Author Jeff Lemire – Helpyouantib.co.uk Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the simple hearted care of one Where does a young boy turn when Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the simple hearted care of one middle aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire community and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception?Award winning cartoonist Jeff Essex County 2011 is a collection of three linked graphic short stories set in Essex County Ontario by Jeff Lemire The three short stories are published separately as Tales from the Farm 2008 Ghost Stories 2008 and The Country Nurse 2009 but make sense as a graphic novel Two other shorter stories titled The Essex County Boxing Club and The Sad and Lonely Life of Eddie Elephant Ears are also included in the collection and they are part of the world but not directly part of the main storyRoy Orbison is mentioned in the text; here he is singing “Only the Lonely” which is thematically relevant stories are linked thematically and in tone in telling the story of Lester Jimmy LeBeuf brothers Vince and Lou LeBeuf Anne uenneville and Uncle Ken “Tales from the Farm” is the story of Lester a teen who has never known his father who has lost his mother to cancer and who’s being raised by his Uncle Ken on a farm He does his chores but he also wears a mask and cape most of the time draws comics and doesn’t connect much with his uncle who never had any children of his own Sad and lonely Lester—we never see him with a friend but we do see him bullied while reading comics on the school bus called homophobic slurs does make a connection with gas station attendant Jimmy LeBeuf who played hockey but is now seen locally as “slow” Jimmy participates in Lester’s superhero fantasy stories; Lester shows him the comic he is working on; Jimmy gives Lester his personal hockey trading card Ken disapproves of the relationship though; Jimmy has a connection to Lester that is hinted at but not confirmed Jimmy agrees to not see Lester any and Lester casts off his cape to—we can assume join the larger Essex community as a conventional male“Ghost Stories” features two brothers Lou and Vince LeBeuf who play minor league hockey in Toronto We tack back and forth the between the last senile days of Lou being cared for by The Country Nurse featured in the third story Anne uenneville and the young hockey days Lou gives up hockey to marry and have a child and because of something dramatic that happens between them they are separated for decades and Vince lives in isolation “The Country Nurse” focuses on also lonely and isolated nurse Anne who knows or cares for the LeBeuf men and LesterEssex County is an homage to the isolated community in which Jeff Lemire grew up which I know now is roughly 4 5 hours from where I grew in Michigan and that makes it resonate with me all the for some reason Minimalistic sad not without tenderness deeply humane these are tales of small town rural and urban Toronto for a time Ontario A multi generational tale of damaged working class people who don’t talk much that reminds me a bit tonally of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan Men aging dwelling on their lost dreams Stark rough sketchy pen and ink art mirrors the bleak cold isolated landscape Lemire makes great use of light and white space in the process Hockey that Canadian national sport runs through the book as a light in the lives of the area residents There’s occasional moments of surreality or magical realism as when a crow appears throughout or when the old hockey team visits to tap their sticks on the floor in tribute at a moment of deathEssex County is one of the greatest graphic novels of all time and Lemire continues working to bring us back to that bleak Canadian world in Rough Neck Royal City Black Hammer and other stories You could do worse to read all the work of Jeff Lemire though the bulk of his superhero work is far less interesting to me When he’s in Canada he’s goldenHelpless Neil Young is a town in north Ontario With dream comfort memory to spare And in my mind I still need a place to go All my changes were there Blue blue windows behind the stars Yellow moon on the rise Big birds flying across the sky Throwing shadows on our eyes Leave us Helpless helpless helpless Baby can you hear me now? The chains are locked and tied across the door Baby sing with me somehow Blue blue windows behind the stars Yellow moon on the rise Big birds flying across the sky Throwing shadows on our eyes Leave us Helpless helpless helplessIf you are in the mood for melancholy Canadian here’s a Joni Mitchell Saskatchewan song “Chinese Café”

Jeff Lemire ì Essex County ebook

Lemire pays tribute to his roots with Essex County an award winning trilogy of graphic novels set in an imaginary version of his hometown the eccentric farming community of Essex County Ontario Canada In Essex County Lemire crafts an intimate study of one community through the years and a tender meditation on family memory grief secrets and reconcilia The I read comics the I appreciate comics like this The first comic I read back in 1998 or so was Miller's Dark Knight Returns The second was Moore's Watchmen Since then I've read me a lot of superhero comics Some of them are really fine I enjoy the hell out of a good batman story and Whedon's X men was some damn fine storytelling But comics like this one and Blankets are an entirely different sort of story They're stories about regular people living their lives and I love seeing them in the comic medium

ebook Û Essex County ì Jeff Lemire

Essex CountyTion With the lush expressive inking of a young artist at the height of his powers Lemire draws us in and sets us free This new edition collects the complete critically acclaimed trilogy Tales from the Farm Ghost Stories and The Country Nurse in one deluxe volume Also included are over 40 pages of previously unpublished material including two new stori This is kind of story Lemire excels at Slow atmospheric and with carefully dosed pathosCouple of reasons why I'm not giving it 5 starsFirst I didn't care much illustrations They are really basic and characters where hard to differentiate at times I did like color pallet thoughSecond last story isn't on par with first two It's still good but definitively weak link in this seriesAnd third this is personal story and I think it would have greater impact if I grew in similar environment not half across the worldStill it's wonderful graphic novel and easy to recommend even if name Jeff Lemire means nothing to you