THROWBACK THURSDAY: GETTING READY FOR THE MISSION

Getting To Know The Team, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Getting To Know The Team, 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 episode showed how Woof was awakened by a glowing Sunny, who then followed a map, went down a drain, and ended on a Super Sonic Sunny Sub. Not your run of the mill day, so Woof is a little shaken while meeting the crew.

Captain Frank the puffin is explaining the mission. Ziggy the engineer cat is working out the details and Ernest the gecko is making a new entry into his diary. They have to rescue a baby orca whale that has lost its mother. Before the mission starts, Ziggy, of course, takes a quick catnap. Finally they plug in Sunny and off they go.

Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

If you want to find out what happens next, you will have to check out my TBT this following Thursday. You can go back and see the first three TBTs showing the start of 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.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ZIGGY CATNAPPING

Ziggy Catnapping, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Ziggy Catnapping, Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

At the time, I was working on a book that occurred largely on a super sub. The crew went on missions to save the ocean. Ziggy was the engineer and very clever at sorting problems. However, any moment she had to spare, she of course took naps like any self respecting cat. In these drawings I was working out catnapping in confined spaces. The drawings never got used and the book fizzled out.