THROWBACK THURSDAY: REMORAS CREATE TERROR

Remoras Create Terror, by Elizabeth B Martin

Remoras Create Terror, by Elizabeth B Martin

These drawings were supposed to be part of a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team going on adventures and saving the oceans.

Last week’s episode showed the Super Sonic Sunny Sub and their crew being startled by the huge shadow of a basking shark. The shark was covered with ramoras. As this shark is the second largest in the world, they feared for their lives and wondered what would happen next.

Ernest's Note, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Ernest's Note, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

They didn’t have to wait long to find out. The ramoras detach themselves from the shark and attached themselves to the Super Sonic Sunny Sub. Ramoras navigate the oceans getting free rides. Captain Frank is in a complete panic, as he can’t see a thing. He is buffeted in all directions until he hits the side of a reef and loses one of his solar panels.

I would love to tell you what happens next but sadly, for many reasons, this is where the book got abandoned. I am sorry if this leaves you with a shaggy dog story. I would love to have announced that it became a winner series and a mad success.

We have all had projects like this. I live in hope that all our next projects will prove to be winners.

Look back at all the previous episodes here.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: REMORAS APPEAR

Remoras Appear, by Elizabeth B Martin

Remoras Appear, by Elizabeth B Martin

These drawings were supposed to be part of a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team saving the oceans.

Last week’s TBT showed the team starting out on their mission in their Super Sonic Sunny Sub to save a baby orca who has lost its mother. Quite soon, a huge shape overshadows the Super Sonic Sunny Sub. Ernest is the only one who realizes it is a basking shark. They are the second largest in the world. It is covered with remoras.

Basking Shark with Remoras, by Elizabeth B Martin

Basking Shark with Remoras, by Elizabeth B Martin

By this time in the story, I thought I might try speech bubbles and tear out pages from Ernest’s diary. Have the book sort of look like The Magic School Bus series. At the time I didn’t realize I was drawing think bubbles!

Are they about to be attacked by the shark? If you want to find out, you will have to check out my TBT this following Thursday. You can also go back to my site and see the first six TBTs showing this book.