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Austin Wilson at Hideous Energy has word on a new project from Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire: The Underwater Welder, due from his Essex County publisher, Top Shelf, in
2011 2012. The 250-page book is about an underwater welder who works on an oil rig off the coast of Nova Scotia who “has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever.”
“So not only is Lemire writing/drawing an ongoing title for Vertigo right now, with issues coming out regularly and on time, but he managed to write AND draw a 250-page original graphic novel? I have no idea how this guy does anything but sit at a drawing table,” Wilson writes.
Update: Here’s Top Shelf’s page on the project.