Xoc: The Journey of a Great White

Overview

Xoc explores the ocean's wonders through the eyes of a great white as it treks from the Farallon Islands off the coast of California to the warm waters of Hawaii some 2,300 miles away. Along its journey, the 17-foot shark encounters natural prey and predators-from skittish seals to brazen orcas-as well as man-made impediments that threaten not only the giant fish, but the balance of ocean's ecology.
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Overview

Xoc explores the ocean's wonders through the eyes of a great white as it treks from the Farallon Islands off the coast of California to the warm waters of Hawaii some 2,300 miles away. Along its journey, the 17-foot shark encounters natural prey and predators-from skittish seals to brazen orcas-as well as man-made impediments that threaten not only the giant fish, but the balance of ocean's ecology.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
On a quiet rock off the California coast, a group of seals prepare for a swim, but no sooner have they slipped beneath the surface than they are attacked by a great white shark. As many scramble to escape, the water is soon stained red. This opening scene establishes a major theme for the rest of the book—death is everywhere under the ocean—but after its strong opening, XOC founders. Characters sometimes arrive without introduction, dialogue comes and goes, and it feels like the authors haven't decided exactly what type of book they want to write: a rollicking all ages adventure story, an educational portrayal of a shark's life, or a didactic environmental narrative for children. XOC lands somewhere between all of these, and as a result, none of them exactly works. The saving grace is the artwork. Each image is packed with naturalistic detail, action, and vibrant color. Had the authors chosen to tell the story entirely through visuals, XOC might have been an interesting meditation on the life of a rarely seen predator. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934964859
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 616,657
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Dembicki
Matt Dembicki

Along with compiling and editing the book, artist Matt Dembicki illustrated one of the featured trickster tales. Dembicki is the founder of D.C. Conspiracy, a comic creators' collaborative in Washington, DC, and has won acclaim for his nature graphic novel "Mr. Big". He currently works as an editor for a higher education association.

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