The series itself was born as an idea from the Ghanian born artist, who got his first gig interning as a character designer on season 1 of Black Dynamite in 2013. Since then, he’s been gaining quite the following on social media through various renditions of shared fan-art, and being to illustrate certain themes of culture that most of us were exposed to early on with a message that has the outcast in mind.
When I look at Gyimah’s work, it reminds me of the specific characters that gave a voice to the voiceless. Naruto, Goku, Huey freeman, Afro from Afro Samurai, and many other memorable cartoon characters come to mind who were treated differently for their way of thinking.
Really excited that he’s doing something for the kids, as the show is intended for audiences ages 4-8.
This fresh original show follows sibling underwater adventurers Lettie and Lemo and their quirky submarine crew as they explore and protect a vast ocean covered planet from ship stealing crabs, know-it-all jellyfish and a health inspector shark! Along the way, they unravel deep secrets and the true origins of their newest recruit, the mysterious Bacon Berry. – Mike Valiquette for Canadian Animation Resources
The importance of having these aspirational characters becomes more and more of a necessity, and the integrity of being well represented doesn’t fall short with Gyimah. Check out Gyimah Gariba’s Portfolio here.