Free Read [Manga Book] å Essex County, Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm - by Jeff Lemire ↠

By Jeff Lemire | Comments: ( 282 ) | Date: ( Mar 30, 2020 )

Xeric Award winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire Lost Dogs illustrates the tale of Lester, an orphaned 10 year old who goes to live on his Uncle s farm Their relationship grows increasingly strained and Lester befriends the town s gas station owner, and damaged former hockey star Jimmy Lebeuf The two escape into a private fantasy world of super heroes, alien invaders and gooXeric Award winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire Lost Dogs illustrates the tale of Lester, an orphaned 10 year old who goes to live on his Uncle s farm Their relationship grows increasingly strained and Lester befriends the town s gas station owner, and damaged former hockey star Jimmy Lebeuf The two escape into a private fantasy world of super heroes, alien invaders and good old fashioned pond Hockey Tales from the Farm is the first volume in a trilogy of graphic novels set in a fictionalized version of Lemire s hometown of Essex County, Ontario.


  • Title: Essex County, Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm
  • Author: Jeff Lemire
  • ISBN: 9781891830884
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jeff Lemire

Jeff Lemire is an award winning Canadian cartoonist, and the author of the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth and The Nobody Lemire is known for a his moody, humanistic stories and sketchy, cinematic, black and white art.



Comments Essex County, Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm

  • Sam Quixote

    Lester, a young boy, is sent to live with his Uncle Ken, a farmer, when his mother dies of cancer. Both are struggling with grief and are awkward around each other, not knowing what their relationship is yet. Lester strikes up a friendship with a lonely gas station clerk called Jimmy who once played hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs before an accident brought his hockey career to an end. Lester sometimes dresses up as a superhero and draws comics, while he and Jimmy play hockey and prepare for [...]


  • H.M

    I finished this graphic novel a week or more ago and I’ve been thinking about it a lot since. It had so much heart and each element, be it characters or story, had such depth that it’s stayed with me.The story is about Lester, a young boy who loves superheroes and comics. He always wears a mask and cape even though he gets bullied for it. I really liked the fact he always wore this as I could really sympathised with the idea he had that clothing shielded him and gave him strength. When we me [...]


  • Suad Shamma

    I'm going to review this series as a whole and not separately, because you cannot take one book away from the trilogy. I have never been a huge fan of graphic novels, or sports related stories in general. This trilogy is both, a graphic novel that centers around hockey, specifically the Toronto Maple Leafs, so I didn't know how engrossing it would be or if I made the right choice buying it. It was lying around my house for a while before I finally picked it up and started readingwhen suddenly I [...]


  • Sangeeta

    The art work is so beautiful but not in a conventional way. It goes really well with the whole lonely mood of the story.


  • Sooraya Evans

    I am not a huge fan of messy brush strokes but the technique works so well for this book. You can really sense the emotions from the many silent panels. Looking forward to the next volume.


  • Alicia

    The rough sketching and horrid handwriting-like font for the dialogue were dysfunctional at best though the sketching I see as relevant to the story whereas the font it just plain bad. The story is sentimental and powerful, especially for a powerless boy who feels the sadness and weight of not having a father, losing his mother to cancer, and who is being raised by an uncle who feels obligated to care for him and does his best, but makes mistakes. His tough love is evident, but so is the fact th [...]


  • Nicola Mansfield

    Divided into the four seasons, this tells a simple story of the first year of a ten year-old boy's life living with his bachelor Uncle Ken in rural Ontario after his mum dies of cancer. I wasn't too impressed with the first "chapter" but by the second had become engrossed in the simple, yet taught and tragic story. Life is often a melancholy affair with a series of events that may bring a slight spark to the daily hum-drum and that love is present but not always shown with feeling but rather wit [...]


  • Metin Yılmaz

    Beklediğimden çok daha iyi bir giriş oldu ilk cilt. Tahmin ettiğim gibi bir hayat kesiti, bir güzel alternatif çizgi roman şöleni diye düşünüyordum. Fakat yaşattığı duygu ve içinde alıp götürdüğü öykünün yoğunluğu daha fazlasını veriyor. Çok kısa zamanda okunup, çok uzun zamanda etkisini yitirecek bir çizgi roman.


  • Ryan Moore

    A touching story about Les, a 9 year old who had to go live with his uncle after his mother dies. Fun story as Les evolves into a "superhero" with some help of a sidekick to help him cope with his new reality. Lemire does his classic, almost sketch-like drawing with only black and white coloring.


  • Heatherblakely

    3.5, rounding up. Definitely empathetic to this story, but the art isn't my preferred style (I like when things are more cleanly drawn).


  • Joe

    The language is so sparse, yet conveys so much. The panel work does wonders as well. This was a very moving volume - emotionally and visually. Can't wait to pick up the next few.


  • Murat G.

    Beautiful& Touching artwork and great chain stories! Just like watching Fargo , simple, genuine, real, touching stories of rural small town people!


  • Travis Duke

    Simple bold yet emotional story and Lester a boy who loses family and is learning to adjust to a new life. Being a fan of Lemire I had to go back and discover his older stuff and after reading Roughneck I can see the connection to his style. Unique is a word that i think suits Lemire and his artwork, it is not my favorite style but it is hard to mistake it for someone else. The simplistic black and white panels match the subtle and basic human emotions we can all relate too. Looking forward to t [...]


  • Richard Van Camp

    Every once in a while, a graphic novel is published that is so tender, so magical, so magnificent that readers are moved in the heart forever. This is what happened when I read, "Tales from the Farm" by Jeff Lemire. (Grades 8 and up)This is a story about a young boy named Lester who wears a cape and a Zoro mask and does his chores at his uncle's farm and dreams. Lester dreams and has visions of grandeur as he grieves the loss of his mother to cancer and accepts that he never knew his father. Thi [...]


  • Kai

    Tales from the Farm was interesting, and enjoyable because it was simple. It really did give meaning and was a sad story. Tales from the Farm is about a young boy, age 10, named lester whom lives on a farm with his uncle Ken. His mother recently passed away from cancer, and he never knew his father, so his uncle offered to take him in. Lester is a quiet and shy child, who becomes friend with an ex-famous hockey player where they both have fun times together and its the happiest Lester has been i [...]


  • Jan Ebelt

    Tales from the Farm was a unique graphic novel about a boy named Lester, who after his mother's death from cancer, lives with his Uncle Ken on a farm. Lester has a fascination with superheroes and makes sure he buys all the new comics from Jimmy Lebeuf. Jimmy Lebeuf becomes his friend and as he argues with his uncle more and more he becomes closer to Jimmy. Jimmy tells Lester of his past in professional hockey and is with Lester as he plays out his superhero fantasies. This graphic novel's story [...]


  • Raina

    Simple, relatively familiar story: Boy's mother dies, goes to live with farmer uncle. Befriended by former pro hockey player. I liked the roughness of this - the illustration style is rustic (although I did enjoy the relative finesse of showing flashbacks in grayer tones), there are typos in the lettering. I (!!) actually thought the lack of female characters in the present was a strength here. It was a quiet reflection of male relationships and dynamics. What is creepy? What content is real vs. [...]


  • مصطفي سليمان

    عظيمة جدا بجد لطيفة دراما لطيفة طفل ابوه و امه ماتوا من السرطان وعاش مع قريب ليه حسب وصية والده يحب القصص الخيالية ويتصادق مع عامل في محطة البنزين وكان لاعب هوكي ثليج سابق يعترض عمه علي تلك الصداقةما بين الواقع وخيال الطفل والقصص التي يكتبها والمشاكل التي يتعرض لها بسبب لبسه [...]


  • Jason

    This was a sweet, moody little story. I personally related to the main character coping with the loss of his mother. I liked the relationship of the boy protagonist with his two father-figures. The artwork took a little getting-used-to, as I tend to go for more Gil-Kane-ish comic art, but I ultimately enjoyed it.


  • Nicole

    Short (30-min read max) and spare and sad. I feel like this book is about silence more than anything. I do like the art style, and I'm interested to read the next volumes of Essex County. My favorite image by far is Jimmy Lebeuf's Viking-esque creek "funeral" (or was it a real funeral?).


  • Althea J.

    I feel a lot of affection for Lemire's storytelling. The style of his linework and the pace/content of this story are such a perfect combination, where the art really furthers the character development and 100% suits the story. I look forward to checking out the next volume from the series.


  • Printable Tire

    Not a bad little story/diversion for 30 minutes. Amazing how concerns over predictability/cliche of short story form are swept under the rug when dealing with pictures and landscapes, no matter how shoddy/spotty the art rendering them may be.


  • Data Karateka

    Lemire, tu si sabes.


  • cris

    Historia sencilla, dibujo simple y el diálogo justo para contar una historia emotiva y triste. Funciona muy bien y se lee en nada.


  • Connie D

    Fascinating and charming. I need to read (reading meaning both reading words and pictures) the Essex County volumes before a full review.


  • Robert

    Pretty cool Chief.


  • Jedhua

    Book Info: This collection contains Essex County issue #1.ABSOLUTE RATING: 3+/5 starsSTANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>It's been a year since 10-year-old Lester lost his mother to terminal cancer and was taken in by his reluctant Uncle Ken. Compelled by desperate pleas from his dying sister, Ken agrees to raise Lester in a quiet farmhouse out in Essex County, Ontario. But the relationship between the two hasn't been so great since the mother's passing, and Lester spends his time apathetica [...]


  • Michael Beblowski

    To transition from American Vampire and the Fade Out trilogy to the subtly stated, impressionistic line drawing illustrations and dramatic tale of rural isolation and mourning was quite a shift in tone and style. In the flashier graphic novels and genres with requisite gore and action, exposition are dialogue become essential for plot trajectory. Whereas with Essex County vol 1: Tales from the Farm, the images told a story of estrangement, tension and loss without "thought bubble" voiceover narr [...]


  • Sandy

    What a sweet graphic novel. While browsing at the library, I saw this cover and I had to pick it up. It had a bold nostalgic look about it and now it looks like I will be reading the next book in this series. All the illustrations are done is black and white but that is all you really need as the illustrations were fantastic. Illustrating an area, a mood, or a flashback, the illustrator darkens or lightens the area to achieve the perfect affect. The words, though few, were direct and purposeful. [...]


  • Clay

    It's such a great feeling to stumble upon an honest little piece of art. This is a short story about a young boy who has to go and live with his uncle because his mother died of cancer. Neither of them knows how to handle the situation and even though both are trying they don't know how to bond with each other. The artwork is incredible and despite finishing it in about 20 minutes it feels like I've learned so much about these characters since there is such a realness in their emotions. They are [...]


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