Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Reiner
This little fantasy graphic novel follows Walker Bean as he sets out on his quest to return this crazy, cursed skull back to its rightful owner. Along the way, Walker meets Gen and Shiv. Gen secretly wants to keep the skull because it's supposed to answer your questions. Did I mention they are on ship? I found this a little hard to follow with the variety of storylines. We've got Walker's dad, Billy Bean; his grandfather, who'd stolen the skull in the first place; the people on the ship Walker stows away on; this mysterious man who's trying to get people to sail him to Laptev; the beasts from the trench, etc. It was too much for me.