THROWBACK THURSDAY: REJECT SUPER SONIC SUB'S ORIGINAL DRAWINGS

Super Sonic Sub Original Drawings, by Elizabeth B Martin

Super Sonic Sub Original Drawings, 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.

The last eight weeks TBTs showed Ziggy the cat, Woof the dog, Ernest the gecko and Frank the puffin on an adventure in what became the Super Sonic Sunny Sub.

I decided to make the Super Sonic Sub shaped like a Mola-Mola fish instead of the above design. When it hatches, a Mola-Mola is the size of a pinhead but will grow to be the heaviest bony fish in the ocean. It has a wonderfully rounded shape and is quite endangered. I thought it should get some attention.

This is the last TBT in this series. You can go back and see the first eight TBTs showing this book.

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.

  

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WOOF FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS

Woof, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Woof, Illustration 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 TBT showed how Woof finds Sunny the toy sunfish. After cleaning it up, he goes to bed with his new toy. Woof then wakes up to find Sunny glowing and sees a map. He springs out of bed and starts following the directions. They lead him to a drain and Woof jumps in. He and Sunny find themselves whisked into blueness and entering a wild space-time portal that transports them directly into the world ocean and onto the Super Sonic Sunny Sub. This is all a bit much for Woof and he is not sure he likes the look of the crew.

Woof Arriving On Submarine, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Woof Arriving On Submarine, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

If you want to find out what happens next, you will have to see my TBT next Thursday. You can also check out the first two TBTs of this story here.