Ultra prolific designer Jeff lemire has signed an exclusive agreement with Image Comics as a home publisher for all upcoming projects launching in 2022 and beyond.
Lemire already has several projects at Image, but is also known for his universe of superheroes Black Hammer which is published at Dark Horse. Presumably, this will stay with Dark Horse. His DC project Sweet Tooth has turned into a popular streaming series, and he has many other projects in development. He also announced a project for Substack last year.
2022 comic book projects include Little monsters with Dustin Nguyen in March and The myth of the orchard of bones, a shared horror universe created with Andrea Sorrentino. Yes, they’re two shared universes… and counting – how Lemire manages to produce so much quality work is one of the great mysteries of comics.
He also has a number of new projects coming from Image, including solo projects and collaborations with creators new to Image.
Lemire’s image list includes Descending and Ascender with Dustin Nguyen, Gideon Falls and Primordial with Andrea Sorrentino, AD: After death with Scott Snyder, Family tree with Phil Hester, Pluto with Emi Lenox, and his solo project royal city. Projects published elsewhere include Trillium, Essex County, the underwater welder, Black hammer.
“Having worked with Image on so many projects over the past decade, I have come to appreciate the complete creative freedom and support they have given me,” Lemire said in a statement. “I am delighted to make Image the exclusive home of all my projects in the years to come, both solo projects that I will draw myself and my various collaborations. Bone orchard and Little monsters are just the start of what I have planned for this year and beyond.
Media development projects include Essex County in development at CBC, Underwater welder at Waypoint Entertainment with Ryan Gosling attached as producer, Snow angels at AMC, Gideon Falls with Hivemind, Descending at Lark and NBC Universal, and Family tree with Orion.