Welcome to another ‘Artist’s Corner’.
This time it’s a picture of a frog with superpowers.
I like to call him Superfrog.
I’m not sure if I’m in breach of some kind of copyright by creating a superhero with the word ‘super’ in his name but I’m pretty sure that 80’s cartoon ‘SuperTed’ and 80s kids TV show ‘Super Gran’ had nothing to do with DC, so I’m probably ok.
Although a cursory search of the internet reveals that ‘Superfrog’ already is not a new idea. There is a character called ‘Superfrog’ from a 90’s computer game, so some 20+ years later it would look like I stole the idea.
But I didn’t. Honestly.
I created my version of ‘Superfrog’ back in the era of ‘Super Gran’ and ‘SuperTed’, and therefore way before the 90s computer game came out. I wrote a story about ‘Superfrog’ when I was in primary school.
I was really proud of it.
It was probably the first thing I ever wrote that I was really proud of.
Obviously the original ‘manuscript’ has not stood the test of time. I was about seven years old when I wrote it. But at the time it seemed good to me and it stood up well to peer review. By which I mean that my friends all thought it was good.
Obviously they were wrong. They were all seven too.
Seven-year-olds are not generally that discerning.
Still I must have quite liked the character because I ‘revived’ him many years later, when I was writing stories for my ‘Magic Penguin’ project. I wrote about ‘Magic Penguin’ last week. You can read about it here.
I’m not sure if I’ll revive (or re-revive) ‘Superfrog’ for my ‘Magic Penguin’ feature (coming soon to ‘James Proclaims’).
I may well do that.
But even if I don’t, I thought the little fella at least deserved a pictorial outing on this blog.
So here he is:
To be honest I think it’s just a matter of time before Disney offers me a fortune for the movie rights.