Print size: 15" x 12"
Tom Crestodina, an Alaskan fisherman, began making cutaway drawings in 2011 to conncect with his young son, Franio, while he was out at sea.
Tom says, "When I went back to fishing for the first time after my son was born, I missed my family so much it was like physical pain. Any father who has been to sea knows that feeling. Making these drawings was my way of dealing with it, and reaching out to my little boy."
Tom's illustrations are intended to educate and amuse. In part, they are made so seafarers can hang them on the wall and use them to explain their work to aunts and uncles from Oklahoma. Some are diagrams that explain fishing methods and other aspects of the maritime trades. Many of them contain inside jokes just for fisherman and sailors...and some contain silly jokes for kids!