Jim Toomey

Jim
Toomey
1960

American Cartoonist who created Sherman's Lagoon

Author Quotes

I've been doing the 'Sherman's Lagoon' strip for about 18 years, and I was a political cartoonist before that for my hometown paper in Alexandria, Va.

My imagination was no competition for nature.

So from that day on, I was an ordinary kid walking around on dry land, but my head was down there, underwater.

Sometimes making a story is as easy as putting two characters in a room and seeing what happens. So, imagine a great white shark and a giant squid in the same bathroom.

I'm a big diver. I like to dive when I travel, and my last dive was in the Galapagos. I used to live in San Francisco and I would dive all the time in Monterey.

I've always admired sharks because they have a dimension of intelligence that is somewhat unique to that animal, and especially a great white. A great white has this organ called an ampullae of Lorenzini, and it can actually sense electromagnetic disturbances.

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First Name
Jim
Last Name
Toomey
Birth Date
1960
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American Cartoonist who created Sherman's Lagoon