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last night, i passed a pond that was thundering with frog songs. it made me proud of these drawings. warner bros. commissioned them for the song Bullfrog Parade. it describes frogs in jackets and silk hats. i felt a twinge of dread when i read it. "anthropomorphized frogs?" i thought. "aren't frogs cool enough without standing them up and dressing them down?" drawing changed my mind. frogs are cool but these aren't drawings of frogs. they are portraits of the sounds frogs make. one is frogs by day. the other is a swamp at night.

© 2003 rama hughes