Among the fun things about Shark Week are all the special merchandising tie-ins at your favorite stores. If you like shark stuff, this is the time to shop for it. Thresher is, of course, a keen reader, and like any keen reader he loves used bookstores. Trust the opossum (should we call her O’Possum?) to find the one joke book in the bunch.
Everyone who has seen even a few of my comics knows I love to draw shelves and piles of books. What better symbol for both the search for knowledge and the pleasures of the hunt? I had a lot of fun coming up with the titles of the shark-related books. Some of them are based on the titles of real Shark Week shows. (Shark Pie is not one of them. It is a humorous children’s book.)
“Pelagic” is one of my favorite words. It describes animals that live in the deepest parts of the ocean, furthest from land.