lemireUltra prolific creator Jeff Lemire has inked an exclusive deal with Image Comics as his home publisher for all forthcoming projects launching in 2022 and beyond.

Lemire already has a number of projects at Image, but is also known for his Black Hammer superhero universe which is published at Dark Horse. Presumably that will stay at Dark Horse. His DC project Sweet Tooth has been turned into a popular streaming series, and he has many other projects in development. He also announced a project for Substack last year. 

2022 comics projects include Little Monsters with Dustin Nguyen in March and The Bone Orchard Mythos, a shared horror universe created with Andrea Sorrentino. Yes, that’s two shared universes…and counting – how Lemire manages to turn out so much quality work is one of the great mysteries of comics.

He has a number of new projects coming from Image as well, including solo projects and collaborations with new-to-Image creators.

The upcoming Little Monsters

Lemire’s Image backlist includes Descender and Ascender with Dustin Nguyen, Gideon Falls and Primordial with Andrea Sorrentino, A.D.: After Death with Scott Snyder, Family Tree with Phil Hester, Plutona 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 last decade, I’ve come to appreciate the complete creative freedom and support that they’ve provided me,” said Lemire in a statement. “I’m excited to make Image the exclusive home for 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 this year and beyond.”

Projects in media development 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, Descender at Lark and NBC Universal, and Family Tree with Orion.