Every time I draw a whale I think about Ishmael having something critical to say about it.

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Panel 1, [Long panel, show sailors gathering up rope and harpoons]

Panel 2 [Flashback image ripping through page, showing whalers in tumultuous water, their rowboat up alongside a whale. A harpoon is fast to the whale, and the whalers are struggling with it, their boat nearly overturned and up against the whale’s open jaws]

We hunted them til we could not stand, leave her johnny leave her.
And the harpoon lines cut into our hands and it’s time for us to leave her.

Panel 3 [whalers rolling barrels of oil off ship]

Panel 4 [Pulled back shot o the streets of New Bedford, full of barrels.]