Comics Alternative Interviews: Jeff Lemire

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Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 – Introduction
  • 00:02:40 – Setup of interview
  • 00:06:49 – Interview with Jeff Lemire
  • 01:33:07 – Wrap up
  • 01:34:37 – Contact us


Rotting Husks

On this interview episode Derek and Andy are excited to have Jeff Lemire as their guest. His new graphic novel, Roughneck, has just been released by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery 13 imprint, and he has a new ongoing series through Image Comics, Royal City. The guys talk with Jeff about those works, particularly their place within Lemire’s growing body of writing, but they also ask him about his other current ongoing series, such as Descender (with Dustin Nguyen on art), Black Hammer (along with Dean Ormston), and the miniseries A.D.: After Death (written by Scott Snyder). A lot of ground is covered in this interview, including revelations on the early origins of Roughneck, the long-range plans for Royal City, the themes and characters that seem to be woven throughout Jeff’s oeuvre, the curious links between Descender and Adam Strange, and Jeff’s thoughts on “slice of life” stories and their reception within the comics-reading community.

And here’s a fun fact! Jeff Lemire was actually the focus of the Two Guys’ very first creator spotlight way back in Episode 6 of The Comics Alternative, and at the time Andy and Derek thought there was almost too much to talk about in terms of Jeff’s output. But now almost five years later, and with so many more titles under Jeff’s belt, those assumptions seem amusing in hindsight.

It’s important to note that Andy and Derek recorded their interview with Jeff the day before this year’s Eisner Award nominations were announced, where he has landed in the Best New Series and Best Writer categories (both for Black Hammer). This is why no one brings up the Eisners at any time in the conversation. But a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff for this well-deserved attention!

Arc Reactions – 59 – Sweet Tooth part 2

Welcome to the final episode of Followup Fall for 2016. In this episode, we return to Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire. We talk about the world, the prophecy, the characters and more. This is a truly interesting episode where Dylan and John have very different ideas about the story.

Talking points


Use of the R-word (3:00)
Prophecy as a story telling device (5:02)
The World (11:05)
Jeppard abandoning his son to the dog boys (17:30)


Gus killing the gator kid in the sewer to protect Wendy (21:38)
Gus’ innocence despite this bleak world (28:34)


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As mentioned in the episode

Sweet Tooth part 1


Our next podcast will be Bat Books For Beginners 147 – Birds of Prey: Catwoman/Oracle on Tuesday, October 18th. Our next Arc Reactions episode will be Dr. Strange (film) on November 6th.

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ARP – 15 – Sweet Tooth

It is another first for the Arc Reactions Podcast. We are tackling our first creator-owned property. Join us as we dive into the first 11 issues of Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth. We talk about what we liked, disliked and speculate about the rest of the story.

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*****BAD Things*****

Time inconsistancies (18:58)

Gus’ dad wants to keep them isolated yet they live 100 feet from a road. (22:03)


*****GOOD Things*****

Art is bleak and the characters are drawn unappealing looking (25:11)

Gus (31:50)

Character Progression (40:15)


*****MORE Discussion******

Gus’ father writes his own Bible (47:05)

The Preserve (58:00)

Going forward questions (1:02:12)

Post-apocalyptic stories (1:04:15)

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Comic Book Road Show Jeff Lemire

In this episode we have returning guest Jeff Lemire the multiple award-winning cartoonist of the ESSEX COUNTY, THE UNDERWATER WELDER and SWEET TOOTH graphic novels. He also writes ANIMAL MAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and he is taking over GREEN ARROW for DC COMICS! We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Join us on the forums at

The Pull List podcast #246: AVENGERS ACADEMY #38 / DETECTIVE COMICS #13 / Previews

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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning
Theme: “Blunts & Robots” – The Crystal Method

Featured Reviews:
0:02:25 – AVENGERS ACADEMY #38 from Marvel
0:10:46 – DETECTIVE COMICS #13 from DC

The Stacks:
0:16:17 – DIAL H #5
0:17:34 – DANGER CLUB #4
0:19:15 – PATHFINDER #2
0:20:06 – ANIMAL MAN #13
0:21:17 – EARTH 2 #5
0:25:46 – SWEET TOOTH #38
0:26:35 – Top of The Stacks
0:27:10 – Pull Quote

0:28:49 – Previews of Things to Come: Oct. 2012


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Craig – @thepulllist
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Sean – @seanyx

0:00:00 – Spoiler warning

0:10:15 – HAWKEYE #1

The Stacks:
0:18:30 – THIEF OF THIEVES #7
0:19:58 – MIND MGMT #3
0:21:10 – DAREDEVIL #16
0:22:27 – EARTH 2 #4
0:23:59 – SWEET TOOTH #36
0:25:51 – X-MEN #33
0:27:27 – FURY MAX #5
0:28:32 – X-FACTOR #241
0:29:42 – SHADOW #4
0:30:15 – Top of The Stacks
0:31:02 – Pull Quote

0:33:03 – Longbox: MURDER ME DEAD #1

The Pull List podcast #230: DARK AVENGERS #175 / MINUTEMEN #1 / Previews

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0:00:00 – Spoiler warning

0:03:41 – DARK AVENGERS #175
0:10:59 – MINUTEMEN #1

The Stacks:
0:18:41 – HARBINGER #1
0:20:00 – DIAL H #2
0:20:35 – WALKING DEAD #98
0:21:29 – EXTERMINATION #1
0:22:28 – SWEET TOOTH #34
0:23:31 – DOUBLE JUMPERS #1
0:26:13 – SWAMP THING #10
0:28:03 – WINTER SOLDIER #6
0:28:55 – G.I. COMBAT #2
0:29:56 – Top of The Stacks
0:30:41 – Pull Quote

0:32:46 – Previews of Things to Come: June 2012

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Geeky Talky – Episode 125


In this special episode I’m joined by Dommy (The House-Dwarf) to discuss some graphic novels. We review Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 (Vertigo), Kill Shakespeare Vol. 1 (IDW), and Scalped Vol. 1 (Vertigo). Spoilers!

This episode has been brought to you by Crazy Mary!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 203 (4/8/12)


I’m back! Convention season is over for me (for now), so let’s get right back to the weekly reviews! Pick Of The Week goes to Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli for Amazing Spider-Man #683 (Marvel)! Fast Five picks include Swamp Thing #8 (DC), Invincible #90 (Image), Avengers Academy #28 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #32 (Vertigo), and CHEW #25 (Image). Spoilers!

Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #14

Jesse, Art, and Freddie finally discuss some of their favorite comics that have been around a few years. Giant spoilers ahead!

[02:20] The Walking Dead #88-94
[21:32] Sweet Tooth #26-31
[29:36] The Stuff of Legend: Vol. 3 – A Jester’s Tale
[42:47] END

Intro Music: Teen Idols – “Ketchup Soup”

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 202 (3/11/12)


First things first; RIP Moebius. Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder & Yanick Paquette for Swamp Thing #7 (DC). Fast Five picks include Avengers Academy #27 (Marvel), Fairest #1 (Vertigo), Action Comics #7 (DC), Sweet Tooth #31 (Vertigo), and The Manhattan Projects (Image). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 197 (2/5/12)


Super Bowl weekend, and no superheroes in sight! Pick Of The Week goes to Jeff Lemire for Sweet Tooth #30 (Vertigo)! Fast Five picks include O.M.A.C. #6 (DC), Locke & Key: Clockworks #4 (IDW), Animal Man #6 (DC), The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #5 (Image), and Swamp Thing #6 (DC).

Let’s go Giants!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 193 (1/8/12)


I’m baaack! With 2012 here, I return with the audio format until something I deem worthy of a video episode comes along. Pick Of The Week goes to Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips for Fatale #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include Animal Man #5 (DC), Swamp Thing #5 (DC), Sweet Tooth #29 (Vertigo), O.M.A.C. #5 (DC), and Justice League International #5 (DC). Spoilers!

Can I just say how great it feels to be back?

Cammy’s Comic Corner Presents: The Cammys – Winners


The First Annual Prestigious Cammy Awards! I present you with the winners in the following categories: Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Cover Artist, Best Series, Best Miniseries, Best Single Issue, and Best Graphic Novel.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Cammy’s Comic Corner Presents: The Cammys – Nominees


The First Annual Prestigious Cammy Awards! I give you the nominees in the following categories: Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Cover Artist, Best Series, Best Miniseries, Best Single Issue, and Best Graphic Novel.

Tune in January 4th, 2012 for the results!