El Porto Potty

An incident at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant released 200+mm gallons of partially treated sewer water into the Santa Monica Bay.

Steve Berry

,

Nov 23, 2021

el porto potty illustration
The water was really that bad.

An incident at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant released 200+mm gallons of partially treated water into the Santa Monica Bay. The water quality suffered immensely. The problem was the waves were good, so I paddled out. A week later I developed a skin infection.

Frustrated, I sketched out a fun illustration that made me smile. Austin Barto did the rest!

initial whiteboard sketch
Initial whiteboard sketch.
initial sketch
Ink and paper before being brought to Illustrator.