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In Waves (Paperback)
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In Waves (Paperback)

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Published: 01/06/2019
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In this visually arresting graphic novel, surfer and illustrator AJ Dungo remembers his late partner and the shared love of surfing that endured throughout their difficult times. Dungo explores the beauty and complexity of his relationship with his partner as they face her prolonged battle with cancer. With a passion for surfing at the forefront of this narrative, Dungo intertwines his own story with those of the great heroes of surf in a rare work of non-fiction that is as moving as it is fascinating.

Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
ISBN: 9781910620632
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 368 g
Dimensions: 226 x 170 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The comic is visually worshipful of the natural world and its vast waters * LA Times *
In Waves engages with both the depths of Dungo's grief and the safe haven of surfing, offering a quick dip that will leave readers a bit battered by the waves. * Bookpage *
A fragile and heartfelt account of love and loss it acts as both beautiful but unflinchingly honest memorial, and as a historical record of the development and the heroes of the surfing world. * Broken Frontier *
It's a memoir about love, loss and surfing. Perfectly paced. Gorgeously illustrated. A genuine beauty to read. * OK Comics Book of the Year 2019 *
A work of subtle, heartbreaking beauty' 'A beautiful book that lingers long after it finishes. * Gosh Comics Book of the Year 2019 *
A poignant and heart breaking tale of love and loss that is interspersed with a history of surfing. All of which creates a fascinating mix of stories that are brought together by the unifying power of the ocean. * Pipedream Comics *
Beautifully rendered in grief-tinged shades of teal and turquoise. * Marie Curie, Talkabout *
I would defy anyone to read this and not be moved like a bobbing surfer sat atop his board awaiting the next big swell. * Page45 *
Sight-soothing illustrations, intriguing surf history and a heart-breaking but life-affirming personal story. In Waves by AJ Dungo is a rare and exquisite graphic novel every surfer and art lover will covet. * Surfer Dad *
A poignant exploration of loss, grief and more. * cherreading on Instagram *
A simple idea executed very very well * That Comic Smell *
It's a memoir of unbridled beauty, of vast unknowns, of what can last among the waves. * Multiversity Comics *
Deeply moving and visually stunning. * The Inertia *
Images of daily life contrast to the time the book spends in the water, and I recommend this book as an autobiographical exploration of what's truly important in life. * DR. J READS *
A powerful read that's stuck with me. * @ComicsAnonBlog on Twitter *
In Waves blends the history of surfing with a touching personal story and striking illustrations. * @alexboydwriter *
A beautiful book that lingers long after it finishes. * Gosh Comics *

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“Graceful, Touching, Striking”

This stunning graphic novel succeeds in weaving together the history of surfing alongside the author's experience of grief. The narrative is sparse but effective, and it works beautifully alongside the gorgeous... More

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“Completely beautiful”

Astoundingly elegant and sincere. The book fluidly alternates between a history of surfing and a personal account of the author's relationship with his late partner. The art style is bold, full of character, and... More

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“Beautiful and Eviscerating”

This graphic novel is a beautiful, mournful portrait of Dungo’s late partner, and of the surfing they shared. Sea-blue and stylised, the illustrations are hugely evocative. The sparse, diary-like prose interweaves... More

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