Underwater Welder Promo Image
While continuing with work at Vertigo (SWEET TOOTH), Canadian artist Jeff Lemire hasn’t forgotten his indie roots and has just announced a new graphic novel, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, which is due later next year from Top Shelf.

Pressure. 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 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.

It sounds much in the vein of Lemire’s much-admired Essex Trilogy, and well worth the wait.


  1. You get the title wrong in two different funny ways. It is neither The Underwater Water nor The Underwater Wilder.

  2. michael says:

    there had better not be a mermaid, that’s all I’m saying.

  3. what a tongue twistaaa

  4. Ron Thibodeau says:

    Thanks so much for the news. I’ve read everything the man has done (I think) and will be on the look out for this later in the year.


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