The Underwater Welder

Jeff Lemire

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 explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and the treasures we all bury deep down inside.

status Lost
genre Literature and Fiction » General Literature
publisher Top Shelf Productions
publish date July 31, 2012
popularity checked out 3 time(s)


  • By Alex Morrow -

    This is my favorite Jeff Lemire read so far. The art was stunning, as per usual. This read really shows off his ability to illustrate highly detailed backgrounds, which the Essex County collection was a little lacking.

    Daddy issues abound in the narrative, as is Lemire’s signature of sorts.

    It was all so beautifully done that I cried at several junctures… Cried like a little weenie…

    Read this.

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