Ocean acidification cartooned in “Sherman’s Lagoon”

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Sherman’s Lagoon is an imaginary lagoon somewhere in the tropics, inhabited by a cast of sea creatures whose lives are curiously similar to our own. Through his comic strip with a strong educational dimension, cartoonist Jim Toomey explores environmental themes in a light, apolitical way. And, he takes his characters on road trips, where they explore different parts of the ocean and meet native animals along the way.

Sherman’s Lagoon combines two of his life-long passions: art and the sea. In addition to drawing his comic strip, Jim is active in marine conservation. It has existed for more than 20 years and is syndicated to over 250 newspapers in North America. It also appears in more than 30 foreign countries.

Sherman’s Lagoon appeals to adults and children alike. Children, pre-teens and teens enjoy its underwater theme and the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of life in the ocean. Adults enjoy the social commentary that is a common thread in the strip.

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