Monday, October 26, 2009

Around the World, Under Water

I am greatly honored to announce the 2010 Dolphin Scholarship Foundation Cartoon Calendar, for which I created the cover artwork. My map celebrates the 50th anniversary of both DSF and the world's first submerged circumnavigation, by the nuclear submarine USS TRITON.

The TRITON's route followed closely the same route as Magellan, whose ship, Victoria, you see on the right (the surviving ship, that is). And the gentleman in the upper left hand corner is not Poseidon (Neptune), but his son... Triton.

Also, the banner could/should read USS TRITON (SSRN/SSN 586), but the submarine was an SSRN at the time of the circumnavigation in 1960; it was reclassified in 1961.

U.S. Navy photograph, obtained here.

To learn more about the TRITON, visit here and here.

To order the calendar, which also features a selection of cartoons about submarine life, and to find out more about DSF, which provides scholarships to children of submariners, visit


iHanna said...

Your Triton + the map is beautiful, wow! Congrats on being published I guess?! :-)

Barbara said...

That is awesome, I love the calendar cover- will you autograph them for us ???

Nanci Hersh said...

Hi... I am an artist and teaching artist. I am about to start working on a one month residency with 2nd graders in WIlmington on Map Making. Found your blog. Would love to share your work with my students. WOuld you be willing to send me a couple jpgs of your work for a slide show I am putting together?

Nanci Hersh