When I was a kid I had a tough time at primary school and spent a lot of time escaping, something I've continued to this day:)
At that time my grandad ran a newspaper distribution company so I used to get The Beano regularly. It featured a character called Billy The Cat. He was an ordinary kid who would transform to a super hero, chase down criminals and save classmates from bullies. I could have done with him at my school:) But it was a comfort reading his adventures at night when I was bullied at school during the day. Aspects of my character Zac pays homage to him and with his backpack and helmet:).