Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 14th is Bedbug day!

What is Bedbug day?

It's the Mighty Bedbug's Birthday. Celebrate by sharing your artwork of the greatest indy single-father superhero!

We want to see your drawings of Bedbug and his rogues gallery! We want to see your digital paintings! We want to see your drawings! We want to see your sculptures! We want to see your digital models! We want to see your custom action figures! We want to see your knitted figures! Please send us your Bedbug art!*

And the best part about Bedbug day? It's Bedbug's birthday, but YOU get the gift!! When you create and send a jpg of Bedbug fan art, I will draw and send you an original Bedbug drawing!

Send a jpg of your art to Boneyard0@aol.com and we'll showcase it here, on Twitter (@mightybedbug) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mightybedbug) on June 14th - Bedbug day! Be sure include your name and address so we can give you credit and your sketch!

Here's a few beautiful pieces of Bedbug art to get you inspired!

 
Knitted Bedbug doll by Amy

 
Digital Model by Simon
 
 
Drawing by Mike

 
Drawing by Daniel
 
 
3D sculpture by Evelyn
 
 
Digital Drawing by Jeremy
 
 
Action figure by Scott
 
*Please, no artwork with profanity, obscenity or ultra-violence. Punching a bad guy in the face is OK, though.
 
NOTE: Only pictures received before or on Sunday June 14th, 2015 will qualify for a Bedbug drawing. By sending a picture, you allow Scott Rogers to post or print the image for promotional and bragging purposes. Thanks for participating!
 
 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!


 
Happy Father's Day to our fellow dads!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hero Initiative X-Men auction! (or who let this guy in?)

There is a great charity organization called the HERO INITIATIVE that helps comic book creators in their time of need. They started a series of projects (the first one I heard of was the Ultimate Spider-Man 100 covers project: http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/ultimate-spider-man-100) that featured original covers by some of the best creators in comics. The best part was, fans could own these comics by bidding on them in an auction and the money would be used to help comic creators. Or in their own words:

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 50 creators and their families with over $500,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

When I was asked to take part in their next X-Men related 100 covers project, how could I say no? Here's the comic cover I ended up creating:

 
Then I saw the covers of the other artists involved (you can see them here: http://www.heroinitiative.org/spage.asp?p=108&ti=The+Uncanny+X%2DMen+100+Project )
 
Amazing covers by some of the best artists ever in comics - Alan Davis, David Bullock, John Romita Sr., Rick Leonardi, Chris Bachalo, Michael Avon Oeming, Jerry Ordway, Phil Jimenez, John Cassaday, Fred Hembeck, Dan Brereton, Bill Sienkiewicz, George freakin' Perez!!! The list goes on and on!
 
HOW THE HECK DID I END UP IN THE COMPANY OF THESE AMAZING ARTISTS???
 
Doesn't matter! Here's what does. My contribution comic is up for auction on eBay. I not only want to raise as much money for the Hero Initiative as I can, but I don't want to be the comic that sold for the lowest amount (They are currently selling for around $200 or more!)
 
 
Please help the Hero Initiative by bidding on this comic. It's for charity! Thanks in advance for supporting the Hero Initiative! (For more information visit http://www.heroinitiative.org/)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy 75th Birthday Batman!



When I was six years old, I fell in love with Batman. He was the first superhero I remember seeing and I learned how to draw just so I could draw Batman.

The first superhero I ever drew that wasn't Batman was a very similar character called "The Black Beetle." Over the years, the Black Beetle evolved into the Bedbug we know and love today, but Batman's shadow still looms large over Bedbug, his adventures and his universe.

Happy 75th Birthday Batman and many thanks to his creators, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson and all the others who gave us the greatest superhero ever, thanks for years of thrills, action and mystery, fueling our imagination and inspiring us to create heroes and worlds of our own.

Friday, January 3, 2014

SOLD OUT!

BEDBUG #1 First printing is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy!

Look for issue #2 coming Spring 2014!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bedbug #1 is almost SOLD OUT!!


You are looking at the last five issues of BEDBUG #1! I printed 500 copies of these babies and this is it. If I reprint BEDBUG #1 it will be with a new cover or in a trade paperback. This is your last chance to get my comic! Click the BUY link on the right of this page and THANKS!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Holidays from Bedbug!

Hey all,


It's been a heck of a year. I promise Bedbug will return in 2014! In the meantime, have a great holiday!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

There's a (bed) bug in Scribblenauts Unmasked!!

So there you are, playing Scribblenauts Unmasked the new DC Universe themed puzzle game from Warner Brothers Interactive (for the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Microsoft Windows) and all of a sudden you see...!!!
 

Wait a second, is that Bedbug in Scribblenauts Unmasked? Why yes it is! Let me repeat that... BEDBUG IS IN SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED!!! My very own creation Bedbug appears in the highly anticipated puzzle game that features over 2000 characters from the DC Universe... and one mighty bug-hero from the world of independent comics!


Hold the bat-phone!!! An indy superhero in a major comic book company's video game?! THIS IS A FIRST IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY! But how the heck did Bedbug the single-father superhero, end up rubbing shoulders with the likes of Batman, Superman and the Justice League?
Many years ago, while I was a creative manager at the video game publisher THQ, I was lucky enough to work with Scribblenaut Unmasked's super-talented developers 5th Cell - the creators of Drawn To Life, Drawn to Life The Next Chapter and Lock's Quest (three excellent games you should play!) and became friends with the team.
 
 
When I was going through chemotherapy for cancer earlier this year, I used my disability time to write and draw Bedbug #1. (available here!) Well, it just so happened that the President of 5th Cell was following my trials and tribulations on-line and asked if I'd like Bedbug to appear in their upcoming game. I was thrilled, but even more thrilled when he told me the game was Scribblenauts Unmasked.

 
 

I couldn't believe it would happen, but at San Diego Comic Con, I was able to see it for myself. If you enter "Bedbug" or "Buddy Sprang" into Scribblenaut Unmasked's word editor, the leapin' lawman himself will jump into action!

 


 

What makes this extra special is, not only do I really like the Scribblenauts games, but I am a HUGE DC Comics fan and knowing that Bedbug will be standing side by side with DC's iconic heroes and fighting against the vilest villains (especially my favorite, the Killer Moth!) - well, this comic fan's dream has come true!

 
Bedbug vs. the Killer Moth!

 
I got to thank some of the Scribblenauts Unmasked creators in person at San Diego Comic Con

I really want to thank the fine folks at WB Interactive for making this happen and my good friends at 5th Cell for being so thoughtful and generous. Scribblenauts Unleashed is available everywhere video games are sold, so go buy a copy and tell 'em Bedbug sent ya!



 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Signing! Young Comic Book Readers Day on Sept. 14th!

 
Exciting news! I'll be doing my first official signing for Bedbug #1 as part of Young Comic Reader Day. Here's the official press release!
 
 
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Hero Initiative and Collector's Paradise present Young Comic Reader Day at Collector's Paradise San Fernando Valley store on Saturday, September 14th at Noon to 3 pm.

Joining Hero and the store will be the following creators (others interested please contact Collector's Paradise):
- Mike Kunkel – Herobear & the Kid, Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam
- Tony Fleecs – My Little Pony...

- Chris Moreno – Toy Story
- Scott Rogers - Bedbug
- Aaron Sowd – artist,
Simpsons Ride @ Universal, Clone Wars, Hoodwinked
All artists will be doing FREE sketches to anyone who signs up for Hero Initiative's Ralph's Club program at the store. Hero Initiative is a fantastic charity that needs funds to operate. Ralph's Club program allows Hero to receive funds on ongoing basis without any cost to yourself. Ralph's stores give percentage of their proceeds from every sale of a Hero Initiative registered Ralph's Club member to HERO.

In addition to the creators, we'll have:

- Spider-Man in costume – Everyone's favorite costumed character, who is our frequent guest for Free Comic Book Day, has promised to swing by and take photos with the kids.
- Prizes for any kids who come to the event wearing comic book-related costumes
- All kinds of snacks and beverages for the kids
 
Collector's Paradise is at:
 
7131 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 999-9455
http://comicsandcards.net/
 
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Ed and the gang at Collector's Paradise always go all out on these events (you should see their Free Comic Book Day party!) so I urge everyone to come out and say hi!
 
See you there!

Sketchy going ons!

Some of you bought Bedbug #1 a few weeks ago (thanks!!!) and as a result, got a free sketch card. I think they turned out pretty ginchy myself!

 
 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Buy Bedbug #1 - get a FREE SKETCH CARD!

You might have been waiting to buy Bedbug #1 because you were saving money for Comic Con (I know I was) or you might have been waiting to buy Bedbug #1 because you wanted to read some reviews (see some links to reviews below) or you might have been waiting to buy Bedbug #1 because you were waiting for A FREE SKETCH CARD WITH EVERY PURCHASE!


Well, now is your chance! Every Bedbug comic bought between now and August 1st will come with a FREE COLOR SKETCH CARD! (much like these below)





Wait are you waiting for, a FREE SKETCH CARD? (You can buy Bedbug #1 by clicking THIS LINK!)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Omnicomic reviews Bedbug #1!

Our friends at Omnicomic reviewed Bedbug #1... and (spoilers) they liked it!

Read all about it at the Omnicomic Blog!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Busty Superhero Chick reviews Bedbug #1



Andromeda Perseus aka the Busty Superhero Chick reviews Bedbug #1 at her blogsite! Check it out at the below link!

Busty Superhero Chick

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Acorn talks Bedbug


Our local paper, the Acorn, has posted a great story about my battle with cancer and creating Bedbug. Follow the link to read all about it!

Superhero comes to life in new book.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The case of the missing Bedbug!



Artist, gentleman cowboy and friend

The above cowpoke is Bill Burns - a long-time friend, wild-west reinactor and fellow action figure customer. You can check out Bill's amazing work at Bill's Customs. We met many years ago online and to my surprise, it turned out he lived in the next city down from me. Together we went on many toy-hunting adventures and shared customizing tips and tricks.

Several years ago, I moved down to LA but we still kept in touch. This year, when Bill found out I was sick, unbeknownst to me, he sprang into action. A month or so ago, I received a mysterious instant message from him asking me if I had received a package from him. "Nope." I replied. I had got a lot of packages in the mail lately (the result of a birthday gift-card induced shopping spree) but nothing from him. "OK, maybe in the next few days" Bill typed.

A week passed with nothing showing up. "Did you get it yet?" Bill asked. "No, nothing today." I replied. "It will show up soon, I'm sure."

Two weeks passed. "You should have gotten a package by now." Bill wrote. "According to USPS tracking, it's already been delivered to your house." I hadn't received anything. I was getting a little nervous myself. It's not like USPS to be so late - especially when they said it had already been delivered.

I posted a sign on our mailbox asking if it had been delivered to someone else. I went door-to-door asking if it had been delivered. I asked the mail carrier to see if it wasn't still back at the post office. I went to the post office to have them check to see if a package for me was in the dead letter pile. Nothing. Struck out on all counts.

After giving Bill the bad news, he sent me pictures of what was in the box. Having heard about my illness, he came out of customizing retirement and created a beautiful 10" custom figure of Bedbug complete with hand-made packaging.

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I replied.


Have you seen this missing Bedbug?

I was heartbroken. I had always wanted a Bill Burns made custom and here was a Bedbug figure made especially for me, lost somewhere in the mail. I double-checked with the neighbors and post office but nothing. I gave the figure up for lost.

The next few weeks were busy - San Diego Comic Con and a family vacation to the Grand Canyon kept me away from home. This evening when we returned, a package was waiting for me addressed from Bill. I'm sure I don't need to explain my excitement as I opened it and there was Bill's gorgeous Bedbug smiling back at me.



Home where it belongs!

The figure has already been given a place of honor and I will cherish it forever. Thank you Bill Burns for your talent, generosity, and thoughtfulness and thank you USPS for making my life a little more interesting.


Well worth the wait.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bedbug brings San Diego Comic Con to YOU!



This week, I'll be attending my 35th San Diego Comic Con! Since many of Bedbug's fans won't be able to attend, Bedbug is bringing a little bit of Comic Con to you!


Buy BEDBUG #1 on this website between THURSDAY JULY 18 and SUNDAY JULY 21st and get an FREE ORIGINAL COLOR BEDBUG DRAWING by Bedbug creator/artist Scott Rogers!

Limit one per customer. Offer good while supplies last.