The room is almost silent in the downtown Toronto studio of artist and author Jeff Lemire. The only thing breaking that silence is the sound of him sketching and painting on a large pad of paper settled on a desk.
Lemire is one of those rare cases of someone living their dream.
“When I kind of started doing comics, you know, 15, 20 years ago, I never thought I’d actually get to do real super hero comics,” he remarked.
Lemire studied film production in university, but ended up directing his creations toward comic books and graphic novels. He said he felt those were the best mediums for him to tell his stories in his own way.
Soon enough though, those two paths will converge with one of his most popular properties set to leap off that sketch pad and before the bright lights and cameras of Hollywood.
“I love doing this stuff,” said Lemire with a smirk.
“These are my stories that I’ve created, so it’s very exciting.”
The award-winning comic book series Black Hammer and its various spin-offs, created by Lemire and artist Dean Ormston, has been picked up for a TV and movie deal by Legendary Entertainment.