First and foremost, THANK YOU!
I am blown away by how much support, Facebook followers and subscribers to the blog I’ve already received! Nearly 150 fans already and the book is still seven months away from it’s target release date. As I reflected on that, I realized how few people know what the book is about…so today I wanted to give you some details about Super Penguin, his friends, and the world he lives in.
The story itself, is a typical super hero origin story. An average Joe gets flung into a problem bigger than him, against a villain that is bigger and stronger than him, and he tries to overcome the odds while becoming a hero along the way. What I think makes my story special though, is its characters. This world is void of any humans. Instead animals have evolved and taken over “human stuff”. These animals have jobs, drive cars, play sports, basically they do everything we do…we just don’t exist.
The protagonist is Paul Frost who, during the story, becomes the hero, Super Penguin. Paul is a sportswriter for the Eagle City Inquirer where he also works with his best friend, Annie Freese, a polar bear. Paul begins investigating a point-shaving scandal and as he begins to dig, he soon realizes it’s just the tip of the iceberg, and a city-wide takeover is being planned by the villainous General Talon, a Komodo dragon.
As many of you already know, I’m a HUGE fan of pop-culture, especially the comic book/super hero genre. You can expect to find several references to such things throughout the story. I spent a lot of time, and had a lot of fun coming up with character names. EVERY name in the story is a reference to something in pop culture, the animal, its habitat or a combination of those things.
The number one question I’ve gotten so far is, “Who is the target audience?” Every time I hear that question, I panic a little bit. I ask myself “Was I supposed to write for a particular audience?” because I didn’t. I wrote a story that I had fun writing. In hindsight, I really think this story is for anyone who enjoys action/adventure stories or comic book culture. My hope is that if an adult reads Super Penguin to a child, then they both enjoy it.
I hope this blog posts brings some clarity to what you blindly followed. Again, THANK YOU! Your support means the world to me and is energizing me through this process.
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2 thoughts on “What Is “Super Penguin” ?”
Love it, bro! Can’t wait for it to be released so I can buy it for all my friends for Christmas! A great read, one everyone will enjoy!!