Wednesday Spotlight: Jeff Lemire’s Trillium
I have always loved Jeff Lemire’s work, both his art and his writing. After Underwater Welder and the end of Sweet Tooth I was stuck wondering when we would have another project where Lemire pulled double duty. He’s a busy guy, after the start of DC’s New 52, Lemire quickly rose to the prime-cut of comic book writers, I expected him to be booked to capacity.
But surprisingly right after Sweet Tooth met its perfectly handled conclusion, Lemire announced Trillium, his next creator-owned project. The new mini-series from DC’s imprint, Vertigo, will couple a sci-fi theme along with a strong romantic tone. In fact, one of the tag lines floating along during the books reveal was, “It’s the LAST love story ever told.”. You can expect an emotional ride to help you traverse along any of Lemire’s stories, rightfully so, he does it better than anyone. He plays on the smallest feelings and expands them into waves of sentiment.
Lemire’s unique art style also intertwines with his writing perfectly, that’s why it’s such a treat when he provides both. His water-colors and subtle gestures of emotion from the characters help create an intimate narrative that draws the reader in tightly. I expect nothing less from Trillium.
Do yourself a favor, pick up Trillium as soon as you get the chance and if you haven’t jumped into any of Lemire’s other work do so.
Here’s the synopsis for Trillium. It will be available for purchase at your local comic shop and download on August 7.
It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of the Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story; It’s the LAST love story ever told.