Join Sherman, the lovable shark, and his aquatic cohorts in the comfy environs of Sherman's Lagoon.
Sharks have always fascinated Jim Toomey. “I was the only one rooting for the shark in Jaws,” he says. Sherman’s Lagoon fans don’t just root for the dim-witted Sherman, they devour his books by the net-full.
This is the latest collection of the popular strip, which takes a satirical, sea-floor look at modern culture through the eyes of Sherman , his sidekick sea turtle friend Fillmore, and schools of other coral reef critters in their remote tropical paradise.
Jim Toomey was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. He launched Sherman's Lagoon in 1991 and was picked up by Creators Syndicate later that year. An engineer, a philosopher, a surfer, a scuba diver, and a sailor, Toomey lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.
He has been twice awarded the Environmental Hero Award, given by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "for using art and humor to conserve and protect our marine heritage."