Thursday, August 24, 2006

Froggy Went A Courtin'

In the song Froggy Went A-Courtin', isn't it kind of weird that the frog marries Miss Mouse? And why does Kermit date a pig? What's with frogs dating outside of their species? Frogs aren't attractive... that may be part of it. Another reason may be that it's very difficult to tell what gender a frog is, which is why frogs gravitate toward a Miss Mouse or a Miss Piggy... no confusion there. And maybe since frogs look so similar, inter-species dating is the best way for them to ensure they're not dating their sisters.

22 comments:

Adrian Ropp said...

I think you've misinterpreted your own picture here, Shane. What's actually happening is that Bowtie Frog is introduce his new fiance, Miss Daisy, to his mother.

Wonderful work, as always. I'm your biggest fan... Take that literally or figuratively, it works either way.

Audrey said...

Fun colors! and the concept...
Have you ever heard/read the fable about the frog that tries to be as big as a bull to please his kids and sucks up so much air that he explodes? Well. That's what this reminds me of. Fun expression on the girl..boy..frog...thing... :)

The Youngs said...

Whoa! It's like Tom Thumb courting Big Bertha. Did you know frogs make a "popping" noise when they're run-over?

Ken said...

hahahaa

love the frog on the left

Joe Fowler said...

For those who only visit Shane's blog, here's what I said on Toon Club:

I Peed A Little said:
"More to love?"

Thanks.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Gads I love your work!
:)
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atelie said...

Hahaha!
Can't stop laughing. I love the fat red-eyed frog!

murphy girl said...

seems sensible enough. great image! the little one reminds me of the singing frog from bugs bunny

AstridMueller said...

funny and cute! great job =)

Kaitlin said...

hehe, very nice!

Steve said...

Ha ha very cool

Jeannetto said...

very cute. great characters.

Michelle Lana said...

hahha...funny one! great illo!

Jana Bouc said...

Your are so funny and a brilliant artist! And your commenters are really funny (and nutty) too.

Unknown said...

Even as a child I wondered what Kermit and Miss Piggy's children would look like and how they would be raised (a pool full of pink tadpoles is my best guess). I love your two frogs they are very cute and full of character. Nicely done.

Lou Simeone said...

Love this - hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Nice one Shane. Great character work!

Eric Dyck said...

Love the frog on the left...his confidence is unwavering...

Anonymous said...

he likes 'em thick, aye?

Anonymous said...

I love the chubby frog so much!

TuffCooky said...

I couldn't stop laughing after I saw this. Fantastic job!

Minda said...

LOVE the froggies....and I'd love to have a job like yours too! :)