I first came up with Crocman when I was 8 years old. I made a lot of little comics and picture books when I was a kid. Most of them were pretty forgettable, but something about Crocman stuck with me. More than a decade later I decided to revisit the character for my senior project in art school. I wanted to collaborate with my 8-year-old self. So I went through boxes of old drawings and eventually found the original comic, and I began writing a story that took place 13 years later, about the same amount of time that had taken place in real life. Pages 5-17 are the original comic, completely unedited, while the rest is my current work.
Crocman is meant to be both an homage and a critique of the superhero genre. The original comic is littered with tropes. Crocman is essentially a rip off of Superman, with a bit of Hawkman and Wolverine thrown in for good measure. Playing off this idea, many of the new characters are designed around specific tropes or character archetypes in superhero comics.
Hi! My name is Quinn McCallum, though I go by Quintus-Maximus on certain corners of the internet.
You can find more of my work at quinnmccallum.com