comic strip

"Sherman's Lagoon is a breath of fresh water."
        - The Washington Post

Sherman's Lagoon is distributed by King Features Syndicate, and it appears daily in more than 250 newspapers in North America, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Toronto Star. It's translated into six languages, with appearances in Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, and the Caribbean.

Sherman's Lagoon is an imaginary lagoon somewhere in the tropics, inhabited by a cast of sea creatures whose lives are curiously similar to our own. Through his comic strip, Toomey explores many of the issues that we face daily in our world on dry land. And by putting them in a different context, he helps us laugh at ourselves.

See some samples here.

The Official Sherman's Lagoon website is here.


the musical

The songwriting team of Winter Mead and Ahmed El-Gasseir turned Sherman's Lagoon into a musical.