Essex County Trilogy

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Essex County Trilogy
Date 2008
Main characters Lester, Lou LeBeuf, Anne Quenneville, Uncle Ken
Series Tales From the Farm, Ghost Stories, The Country Nurse
Publisher Top Shelf Productions
Creative team
Writers Jeff Lemire
Artist Jeff Lemire
Original publication
Published in Top Shelf Productions
Issues "Tales From the Farm" "Ghost Stories" "The Country Nurse"
Date of publication 2008, 2009, 2011
Language English
ISBN 978-1603090384

Essex County Trilogy is a collection of three graphic short stories set in Essex County, Ontario by Jeff Lemire published in 2011 by Top Shelf Productions. The three short stories are "Tales from the Farm (2008)," "Ghost Stories (2008)," and "The Country Nurse (2009)." Two other shorter stories titled "The Essex County Boxing Club" and "The Sad and Lonely Life of Eddie Elephant Ears" are also included. The collection won the Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster Award It was also a 2011 selection for Canada Reads: The Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade.[1] In addition, Essex County provided Jeff Lemire with a Harvey Award nomination for Best New Talent in 2008.[2]

Publication order[edit]

  • Vol 1: Tales From the Farm (2008)
  • Vol 2: Ghost Stories (2008)
  • "Essex County Boxing Club" (short) (2008)
  • Vol 3: The Country Nurse (2009)
  • "The Sad and Lonely Life of Eddie Elephant-Ears" (2011)
  • Essex County (Hardcover) (2011)
  • Essex County (Paperback) (2011)


  1. ^ Quin, Sara. "Essex County". CBC Books. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "2008 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards.