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!Read Book ⚛ In Waves Ï In this graphic novel, surfer and illustrator AJ Dungo remembers his late partner and the shared love of surfing that endured throughout their time togetherDungo explores the beauty and complexity of his relationship with his partner as they face her prolonged battle with cancer With his passion for surfing uniting many narratives, he intertwines his own story with those of some of the great heroes of surf The Lambs of London surfer and illustrator AJ Dungo remembers his late partner and the shared love of surfing that endured throughout their time togetherDungo explores the beauty and complexity of his relationship with his partner as they face her prolonged battle with cancer With his passion for surfing uniting many narratives Gangbanged, Forced & Fucked he intertwines his own story with those of some of the great heroes of surf This book is just beautiful The art is gorgeous and it alternates memoir with history Once I picked it up, I couldn t put it down and read it all in one sitting Highly recommended A large graphic novel by AJ Dungo that blends a historical reflection about surfing with a memoir about his love, Kristen, whom we learn almost from the very first has cancer The history of surfing parts seem initially and mostly throughout rather disconnected and in a rather different tone from thepersonal sections about Kristen and their friends, who all spent a lot of time and joy surfing, as a kind of joyful, almost spiritual practice The history part, focused on two icons of sur A large graphic novel by AJ Dungo that blends a historical reflection about surfing with a memoir about his love, Kristen, whom we learn almost from the very first has cancer The history of surfing parts seem initially and mostly throughout rather disconnected and in a rather different tone from thepersonal sections about Kristen and their friends, who all spent a lot of time and joy surfing, as a kind of joyful, almost spiritual practice The history part, focused on two icons of surfing history, Duke Kahanamoku and Tom Blake, doesn t really focus on those psycho social dimensions, but the two parts finally do both make it clear that surfing is often a passionate practice, where one connects aesthetics with sport.I pretty well like the layered storytelling that moves between past and present, between surfing and relationships, but I m somewhat unconvinced that the two fit together, or that there should be so much focus on the history biographies of these two famous dudes in a story of grief I like the final reflection on waves, including waves of grief The illustration, design, and use of color sepia for the surfing history, aqua for Kristen , with a lot of open space for reflection consistent with time on the ocean, are beautiful This is a very attractive artifact from Nobrow, lovingly made, a 3 star story in a 5 star art ifact.I didn t get as deep a sense of AJ and Kristen s relationship as I would have liked Early on, he seemed obsessive, pushing her away, but then she seemed to come back to him when he left her alone Her parents seemed to discourage the relationship for a time This isn t really a love story in the usual sense, since a group of guys including AJ spend time with her, mostly We don t see them alone for much time at all except when we go back in time late in the book to a trip to New York where we see them together as a sort of couple But there is a kind of respectful sense of privacy in the telling, and we get a real sense of her as special, joyful, living each day, one hopeful wave at a time My rating would be 3 3.5, rounded up because it is so visually impressive, I guess.The book makes good on Kristen s dying wish to live on in his art.Here s an interview with the artist s a quick look at it that may make you dizzy, but you can at least get a sense of the beauty Surfers have always found solace in the waves page 10Quietly educational yet also equally sincere and heartfelt, this combination historical graphic novel memoir recalls the beginnings of surfing in popular culture and also details the loss of a loved one Using just a turquoise and burnt sienna color palette along with his unique illustration style, author Dungo briefly retells the origin of the sport via its birthplace in the Polynesian culture hundreds of years ago He then spotSurfers have always found solace in the waves page 10Quietly educational yet also equally sincere and heartfelt, this combination historical graphic novel memoir recalls the beginnings of surfing in popular culture and also details the loss of a loved one Using just a turquoise and burnt sienna color palette along with his unique illustration style, author Dungo briefly retells the origin of the sport via its birthplace in the Polynesian culture hundreds of years ago He then spotlights the two men who are arguably responsible for bringing the pastime to a wider audience in the 20th century champion surfer Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of Hawaii, a.k.a The Ambassador of Aloha, and Tom Blake, a midwestern U.S native who cleverly redesigned the shaping and style of the surfboard Interspersed with the history is the personal aspect, as Dungo honors a deathbed promise to his girlfriend Kristen to tell our story about their relationship being irrevocably altered by a cancer diagnosis in her 20 s It was sad but very moving The structure of this graphic memoir gave it a detached air that kept me from fully engaging with it The author alternates moments from his relationship with a young woman who has cancer with biographical sketches of surfing legends Duke Kahanamoku and Tom Blake The history bits are fairly straightforward if a bit dull due to the pacing, but the relationship parts aren t in chronological order, which usually doesn t bother me, but somehow detracted here, leaving meconfused than curious a The structure of this graphic memoir gave it a detached air that kept me from fully engaging with it The author alternates moments from his relationship with a young woman who has cancer with biographical sketches of surfing legends Duke Kahanamoku and Tom Blake The history bits are fairly straightforward if a bit dull due to the pacing, but the relationship parts aren t in chronological order, which usually doesn t bother me, but somehow detracted here, leaving meconfused than curious about what was wrong with the woman.The takeaway seems to be, Hey, my sick girlfriend liked to surf, and here are some other guys who liked to surf too