Jeff Lemire is a Canadian cartoonist. He is the author of titles including the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, The Nobody, and Animal Man.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Jeff Lemire returns to the show to discuss his currently being Kickstarted graphic novel Cosmic Detective and his approach to making comics. Lemire discusses the origins of Cosmic Detective (and other ideas), why he jives with Matt Kindt, the power of unscheduled creation, writing for David Rubin, why they Kickstarted the book, what guides Black Hammer's expansion, the greatness of Tonci Zonjic, the impact of collaboration, the appeal of experimentation, getting back to for-hire work, drawing the Legion, Andrea Sorrentino's productivity, Sweet Tooth's return, and more.
On this special episode, Jared talks to comic book writer/artist Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen about their new sequel to Descender called "Ascender" coming out from Image Comics in April. We talk about their influences, what inspires them and why they decided to create a sequel to Descender. You can follow us on Facebook @TheComicBookHQ and on Twitter & Instagram @ComicBookHQ or email us at And visit our website at for more great comic reviews and articles.
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Creator Details

Mar 21st, 1976
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1 hour, 29 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 576022