Being the un-athletic American that I am, I’m sitting here writing this post with the 2012 Olympics tearing away at least part of my attention in the background. Specifically it’s the men’s diving and somehow I find that ironic as I write about my decision to buy Jeff Lemire’s Underwater Welder – a book that actually hit the shelves last week.
I can’t explain why I haven’t read or bought this book until today. There really is no particular reason. It’s pretty darn indie, it’s creator-owned, it looks beautiful, it has all the makings of a book that I should already have given accolades too. All that and with the exception of being born Canadian, Lemire seems to have done it all correctly. He attended film school, received a Xeric Award, self-published and has worked his way up to mainstream books that I found interesting: Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and The New 52 reboot of Animal Man. But sometimes, my not-so-all-seeing eyes miss things in the wonderful world of indie comics.
So – Back to the diving for a little while so that I can feel better about being born American for a little while. But then it’s back to reading and writing about indie comic books.