Books The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire Hardcover, 224 pages, Top Shelf Productions, List Price: $19.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Underwater WelderAuthorJeff Lemire Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary This new graphic novel from Jeff Lemire, the writer-artist behind popular comic series Sweet Tooth, follows Jack Joseph, an underwater welder on an oil rig and a father-to-be, who has a life-changing experience deep in the ocean. Read an excerpt of this book Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Jeff Lemire Plutona Descender 1 Sweet Tooth 1 Royal City 1 AD After Death Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR Reviews, Interviews and More Read An Excerpt NPR stories about The Underwater Welder Review Book Reviews Old Memories, New Depth In 'The Underwater Welder' August 16, 2012 In Jeff Lemire's latest graphic novel, Jack Joseph maintains an oil rig off the same Nova Scotia coast where his father vanished decades before. The mysterious disappearance plagues Joseph, as past collides with present in this beautifully illustrated work. Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive. Excerpt: 'The Underwater Welder' Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email August 14, 20125:37 PM ET From The Underwater Welder, by Jeff Lemire. Copyright 2012 by Jeff Lemire. Excerpted with permission from Top Shelf Productions.