I first discovered Jeff Lemire when I read his much acclaimed book, Essex County a few years ago. Needless to say, there are the rare few creators that can both write and illustrate and Lemire is certainly in his element with total authorship over the medium.
His latest book is Underwater Welder, a surreal story that blends the lines between reality and fantasy, all through the lens of a father son relationship.
Lemire’s style is loose and raw, and is the perfect style to convey the deep emotions of his storytelling. Its not very often that a comic book can make me really “feel” something the way film can, and just like his other works, UW delivers on its promise.