Oil and Water

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

$19.99
OR

Quick Overview

When ten Oregonians travel to the Gulf Coast in August 2010 to plumb the devastation wrought by the Deepwater Horizon spill, they discover that “Oil and Water” is just the first of the insoluble.

Oil and Water

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

  • Oil and Water

Details

Between the tarred sands of Grand Isle and the fouled waters of the Louisiana bayou, they come to find out that Gulf Coast residents are economically dependent upon the very industry that is wreaking havoc on their environment. In the shadow of the greatest ecological disaster of our time, they are forced to reassess their roles as witness, critic and environmental steward.

In this 144-page graphic novel — written by Steve Duin, a columnist for The Oregonian, and illustrated by Eisner-winning New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler — readers will tour the shark-pocked beach at Grand Isle with the local head of Homeland Security; step aboard the crabbing boat of a 20-year-old Mississippian who works 16-hour days and spends his nights dreaming of M.I.T.; enter the “Hot Zone” where volunteers work desperately to save brown pelicans drenched in British petroleum; and hear shrimpers, Vietnamese and good ol’ boys alike, describe what happens to their livelihood when 200 million gallons of oil flood the scene. The readers’ perspective on what hope and what mission remains along a ravaged coastline, and one awash in both seafood and oil, will be changed as irrevocably as that of these ten Oregonians.

Additional Information

Author Steve Duin / Shannon Wheeler
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 144pp
Publication Size 7.75 x 9.75
Publication Notes hardcover, b/w, some color
Publication Date November 23, 2011
ISBN 978-1-60699-492-4

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

$16.95
World War 3 Illustrated #42

World War 3 Illustrated #42

$7.00
World War 3 Illustrated #39

World War 3 Illustrated #39

$5.00
World War 3 Illustrated #41

World War 3 Illustrated #41

$7.00

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.