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eBook The Underwater Welder ePub
Author: Jeff Lemire
Language: English
ISBN: 1603090746
ISBN13: 978-1603090742
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions (August 7, 2012)
Pages: 224
Category: Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Comics
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 693
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ePub file: 1899 kb
Fb2 file: 1883 kb

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire is a beautifully drawn graphic novel about a man named Jack Joseph caught . I wonder how much of this is drawn from Jeff Lemire's personal experiences

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire is a beautifully drawn graphic novel about a man named Jack Joseph caught first metaphorically and then literally between his past and future. When I say beautifully drawn I mean it-the art has a sketch-like quality, an impressionistic rendering that has a surprising fullness in the details. I wonder how much of this is drawn from Jeff Lemire's personal experiences. The book explores these feelings and themes so deftly, with such pitch-perfect resonance, that I wonder if it's possible for someone who hasn't lived through it to capture it so well.

The Underwater Welder is a Canadian graphic novel ghost story published by Top Shelf Productions written and drawn by Jeff Lemire. The main character, Jack Joseph, is an offshore oil rig worker responsible for scuba-diving and repairing the rig. On shore, his wife is pregnant with their unborn son and Jack feels the pressure of impending fatherhood. On one dive, Jack encounters a supernatural presence at the bottom of the sea that puts him in contact with the ghost of his own father.

The Underwater Welder book. Jeff Lemire is awesome. This is bittersweet, ethereal, but still somehow ending on a high note. I always open an indie Lemire book and think, great, black and white. Because I'm really into a good colorist. Then a few pages in I think, I'm an ass, this is awesome, and it clearly creates an appropriate tone of minimalism which complements the writing.

Jeff Lemire is a prolific, award-winning comic . Jeff won the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist in 2008 for Essex County, and again in 2013 for The Underwater Welder and Sweet Tooth.

Jeff Lemire is a prolific, award-winning comic book writer and artist from Ontario, who's known for creating literary stories depicting the frailties, fears, and hopes of the human condition. He's worked extensively with all the major comic book publishers, penning well-received runs on Animal Man, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, and Old Man Logan for DC and Marvel. He's been a nominee for multiple Eisner awards, a Harvery Award, and the Ignatz Award.

Электронная книга "Underwater Welder", Jeff Lemire Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder is a 250-page graphic novel that explores fathers and sons, birth and death.

Электронная книга "Underwater Welder", Jeff Lemire. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Underwater Welder" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder is a 250-page graphic novel that explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and treasures we all bury deep down inside. Другие книги автора Jeff Lemire. Ещё. Constantine Vol. 1: The Spark and the Flame (The New 52). Jeff Lemire.

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Publication date: August 2012. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood.

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“It's a striking evocation of the Canadian Maritimes, and a moving meditation on what haunts us and how we struggle to keep those specters at bay.” - New York TimesPressure. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor. Jack has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever!Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and the treasures we all bury deep down inside.
Damand
The Underwater Welder is a black and white fiction graphic novel that focus in the strange circumstances surrounding the life of 33y.o. Jack Joseph --an underwater welder--, and her expecting wife Susie. The accidental finding of an old forgotten childhood watch and an accident happened during a rutinary shift will bring Jack to question reality, his present and his past. The isolated inhospitable rugged shores of Nova Scotia are a perfect setting for this intriguing novel.

The novel has many of Lemire's themes and characters archetypes also present in other of his works: the role of memory in your present life, the thin line separating past and present in people's memories and emotions, lonely alienated characters who want to connect emotionally but are progressive frustrated by their lack of success at doing so, the line the separates reality from non reality.

The novel also shows again Lemire's drawing mastery and graphic versatility to convey into images stories and situations that are far from easy or straight forward to depict. Also common to Lemire are his wonderful landscape composition, and the framing and composition of his vignettes.

The novel reads easily and with gusto, and is very intriguing. However, it has a predictable ending that you can sense from half way the novel. Perhaps the tempo of the novel should have been different and some of the information provided at the beginning omitted so the reader would have had less clues to unveil the mystery. Having said so, the story is intriguing enough and odd enough to keep you interested. The characters are well sketched psychologically, especially Jack, although sometimes the reader, or at least me, wanted to know more about Susie.

The undersea images are great, specially having into account that they are drawn in black and white. Also great is the graphic depiction of the progressive mental alienation of Jack and his almost oneiric and trippy living in his deserted town.

A very enjoyable reading overall.
Yramede
This is another of Lemire's intimate stories of seemingly unexceptional people. The protagonist, about to become a father for the first time, is faced to confront his own troubled memories of his own late father, a well-meaning man who had failed in that role. As Jack Joseph's doubts about his own ability to be a father grow, he realizes he has allowed the unresolved relationship to stop him from becoming his own man. The story starts off with realism but eventually enters into surrealism as Jack falls deeper into his memory trap.

The story does not have the broad scope or multiple perspectives of the exceptional "Essex County" series, but it does have some of the best art in a Lemire work. It's well worth the read.
Sardleem
This is a classic and incredible story of finding oneself and facing your demons. It's often said that we have no future if we don't know our past, and our hero Jack struggles with this very concept of uncertainty and missing information throughout his journey - until one dive reveals the truth he needed all along. This graphic novel is so well written and enthralling, I couldn't put it down once I started it and it was so worth it! Intelligent and deeply emotional and thought-provoking, Lemire's work on this title not only invites us to see Jack's journey but to go on our own and discover ourselves along the way. Totally worth your investment.
Goll
The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire is a beautifully drawn graphic novel about a man named Jack Joseph caught first metaphorically and then literally between his past and future. When I say beautifully drawn I mean it--the art has a sketch-like quality, an impressionistic rendering that has a surprising fullness in the details. It's rough and encompassing, much like the story itself. Lemire is a gifted visual storyteller (something I admire as I myself am so dependent on words); he makes great use of changes in the level of detail to signal disturbance. He uses the traditional panel structure of a comic to great effect and plays with it, too, stretching one scene across twelve panels on one page and using the crossbars of a window to mimic the boundaries of the panel in the next.

To understand Jack is to understand his father: a man named Pete who made his living by diving for odds and ends he sold at a pawn shop. A man who drove his wife away by drinking too much. Like a lot of alcoholics who find themselves embedded in families, Pete Joseph is desperately sad, desperately out of control, and makes a lot of promises to his son which he can't keep. He goes diving one Halloween night when Jack is a kid and disappears; the town presumes him dead but Jack can't shake the feeling his father is still out there somewhere.

Jack Joseph is thirty-three, the same age his father was when his father disappeared. Jack makes his way as an underwater welder on an offshore oil rig, diving just like his father used to, and he's married to a woman named Susan. They are expecting their first child any day. Jack can handle the immense pressures and darkness of the ocean floor, but he can't handle the looming pressure of his impending fatherhood or the dark shadow of his own father's disappearance. One day while diving he sees something that can't possibly be there. He fights with Susan and winds up diving again only to end up in a space that seems ripped out of time, a sort of purgatory-like holding tank of his own memories.

This book hit me very hard. I grew up with negligent, promise-breaking alcoholic parents. The imminent birth of my own kid sent me head-first into a maelstrom of Unresolved Childhood Issues, too. Like Jack, I had to make the choice between wallowing in the past and embracing the future. I, too, was haunted by the specter of turning into my parents. I didn't go into the book blind--the back copy talks about parenthood and the ghost of a father, etc--but I didn't expect Jack's story to mirror my own so closely. I wonder how much of this is drawn from Jeff Lemire's personal experiences. The book explores these feelings and themes so deftly, with such pitch-perfect resonance, that I wonder if it's possible for someone who hasn't lived through it to capture it so well. I can already see I will fpoist this book on people who are having difficulty navigating the tricky waters of becoming a parent. I can already see it's a book I'll return to over and over. I give it five stars out of five stars, but if you are not a parent who has grappled with the demons of your own unreliable parents your mileage may vary.
Alsardin
Jeff Lemire offers an eerie, haunting, and ultimately deeply touching story about Jack Joseph, an underwater welder who struggles with the ghosts of his past. Perhaps because I spent my early childhood growing up in and around the area presented in this story (Nova Scotia, Canada), but this added another element of enjoyment and familiarity which others may not get.

Still, a powerful story that flows well and keeps you engaged until the very end. Recommended.
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