Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Puddler

More than two years ago I created a really lame not-so-superhero whose only "power" was that he had transparent legs. Lame or not, I still expected a Mr. Invisiblegs movie to hit theaters sometime this summer, but I just checked the upcoming release schedule... nothing. Doesn't every superhero have a movie this summer? Then why doesn't Mr. Invisiblegs? Does he not appear to fly when he runs or to gently hover forward as he walks? Is he not considerably difficult to defend in a game of soccer? Does he not deliver surprise crotch kicks to evil-doers and people who cut in line at the bank? As subjective as "super" is, why doesn't Mr. Invisiblegs have a movie?

Well, I think I figured it out. Until now I've overlooked one of the most important elements in a superhero story... the super villain. As much as it will certainly plague Mr. Invisiblegs' existence, I have been forced to create his surly arch-nemesis... "The Puddler." When stepping in mud causes you to lose your only super power, you're almost as pathetic as the guy who has dedicated his life to creating puddles for you to step in. This movie writes itself! Take it and run, Hollywood!

8 comments:

Robin Goodfellow said...

i think it was the boots... no legs but boots. we can SEE his feet anyway, so what good (evil) does The Puddler (also the nickname of my baby daughter) do? nutin as far as i can, in fact literally, see. i see plot holes. and boots.

sam sweet said...

You don't know me and I don't know you but I am a big fan of yours (and Mr. Invisiblegs). I stumbled across your blog about a year ago from a friend of a friend (of a friend?). For about a week now I've been thinking of something that I believe only you could draw appropriately and I would love to see your rendition of it..."open toad shoes". Consider it...

The Jorgensen's said...

I whole-heartedly agree. Come on Disney - get with the program and jump onboard the Mr. Invisibleg train!

steveandsteph said...

Hey Shane,

Thank you for continuing to post. Our family loves to log on and laugh. I (Steve) had no idea how funny you are. Keep it up.

Heather D. White said...

ROFLMHO!!!!! I seriously think I wet my pants on this one! Hilarious! The look on his face is priceless!

buddy bradley said...

You are one of my favurite artist. I love your style and the easiness which you draw with and you give life to exhilarant expression and situation!
scuse me for my poor and a-grammatical english!
I hate you!
hehehehe...

Gabriel Olson said...

Love your blog. First time caller, long time listener.

Hey, I love this character, but there is something that has bugging me for a long time now. He has arms, right? But no arm holes in his shirt? Just a thought.

Keep up the great art!

xl pharmacy said...

Excellent picture! This dude reminds me the bad guy on the movie "The Incredibles" so fun!