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Hugh is a fisherman with a special relationship to the sea; a relationship based on respect and reverence. But when Hugh feels that the sea has betrayed him, his whole existence is thrown out of whack. Hell-bent on settling the score, Hugh takes his revenge to the extreme, jeopardizing not only himself, but his family in the process. Ultimately, That Salty Air is story about change, and learning the price for trifling with the natural progression of things.

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"Sievert's first graphic novel is a small, understated fable about Hugh, a fisherman who learns that his mother has drowned. Deciding that the sea has become his enemy, he sets out to teach it a lesson. Of course, the sea is more powerful than Hugh imagined, and his journey involves a torrential storm, a whale, a giant squid and a series of emotional revelations. The story's sentimental twists aren't exactly subtle; its dialogue is mostly undiluted melodrama, and its conclusion is a predictable heartstring-tugger. But the metaphors for grief and depression are given life by Sievert's deliberate, accomplished pacing. Almost every page is partly or entirely wordless, and he lets long, elegantly composed sequences of people and animals quietly interacting with their environments, or images of the land and sea and sky, establish the mood and tone of each scene. The book's also full of subtle formalist tricks, like a house window whose frame cuts off the edges of a speech balloon. There's certainly room for growth in Sievert's cartooning — his facility with light and shade, as well as the deliciously blobby lines he uses for sea creatures in the nature scenes, give way to hurried, Craig Thompson — lite caricature when he draws human characters — but he's a talent to watch." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603090056
Author:
Sievert, Tim
Publisher:
Top Shelf Productions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Ocean
Subject:
Fishers
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.99x6.55x.31 in. .50 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sievert's first graphic novel is a small, understated fable about Hugh, a fisherman who learns that his mother has drowned. Deciding that the sea has become his enemy, he sets out to teach it a lesson. Of course, the sea is more powerful than Hugh imagined, and his journey involves a torrential storm, a whale, a giant squid and a series of emotional revelations. The story's sentimental twists aren't exactly subtle; its dialogue is mostly undiluted melodrama, and its conclusion is a predictable heartstring-tugger. But the metaphors for grief and depression are given life by Sievert's deliberate, accomplished pacing. Almost every page is partly or entirely wordless, and he lets long, elegantly composed sequences of people and animals quietly interacting with their environments, or images of the land and sea and sky, establish the mood and tone of each scene. The book's also full of subtle formalist tricks, like a house window whose frame cuts off the edges of a speech balloon. There's certainly room for growth in Sievert's cartooning — his facility with light and shade, as well as the deliciously blobby lines he uses for sea creatures in the nature scenes, give way to hurried, Craig Thompson — lite caricature when he draws human characters — but he's a talent to watch." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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