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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Where can I find BEDBUG #1 - PITTSTOP COMICS!

Bedbug #1 is out and is being carried by some of the finest comic stores!

PITTSTOP COMICS is the newest comic store to the valley. It only just opened this last October! It's a little tricky to find, but it's worth the trip!


What I love about Pittstop Comics is, while it is small, it is MIGHTY! Pittstop Comics is PACKED TO THE GILLS the newest comic books, a great selection of vintage comics, anime, toys and collectibles! They even carry independent comics by local creators in the valley (including yours truly!) - it's this super-friendly attitude towards the comic fan that makes Pittstop so great! That's why it's your friendly neighborhood comic store!


Tony, Marvin and Wolfgang are there to help you with your all of your comic, toy and collectible needs! They're very nice guys and I'm glad there's a new store in the area!

I'm proud to have BEDBUG #1 carried at Pittstop Comics - if you live or work in Woodland Hills or anywhere in the valley, make sure to get your copy there and tell 'em Bedbug sent ya!

PITTSTOP COMICS 
6016 Fallbrook Ave
Suite 102
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818 330-4517
http://www.pittstopcomics.com/

HOURS:
Closed Mondays
Tuesday 12 - 7pm
Wednesday 12 - 8 pm
Thursday 12 - 7pm
Friday 12 - 7pm
Saturday 11 - 7 pm
Sunday 11 - 4 pm

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where does he get those fabulous T-shirts?

Summer time is finally here! Instead of feeling hot, you can look hot in a comfortable and fabulous Bedbug T-shirt from Cafe Press!


The Mighty Bedbug shop at Cafe Press features original t-shirt designs by Scott Rogers (That's me!) for all ages and budgets!


And don't forget to check out the kid's sections for more original Bedbug designs!


The Cafe Press store allows you to purchase Bedbug gifts any time of the day or night!


Just click on this CAFE PRESS link to get your Bedbug shirts now!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thank you cancer!

Thank you to everyone who has been purchasing Bedbug #1! I appreciate you supporting my stories about the single-father superhero! But there's one story that wasn't told in the comic. How I couldn't have completed it if I hadn't gotten cancer.

I had always wanted to create a Bedbug comic since 2005 when Shooting Star Comics Anthology wrapped up (in fact, the origin story in Bedbug #1 was originally intended for Shooting Star #7) but for one reason or another, I didn't start writing the main story "Invitation" until 2010. I started drawing the pages right around when I changed jobs. Because of the demands of the new job and its sometimes unusual hours, the comic remained half-finished through 2011 and 2012.

In late fall of 2012 I fell very ill and in early 2013 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma - a cancer that attacks the lymph nodes and lymph producing organs. I was hospitalized for 10 days and after I was released I was told that I had to look forward to disability and six months of treatment.

Chemotherapy, while effective, really wears down your immune system. I received treatment every two weeks and spent one week dealing with the side-effects of chemo while the other week getting my stamina back up to snuff so I could (literally) survive the next week's treatment. It sounds easy - letting your body recover on it's own, but for some reason my body was slow to recover. It got a little scary when I spent a day in the hospital as a result of getting a toe infection.

However, I didn't want to spend my treatment time doing "nothing." (OK, I was recovering but when you're lying there recovering you don't feel like you're doing anything.) Unfortunately my brain was too addled from chemicals to consistently write and my hand would get too unsteady to consistently draw, but I could tackle the project in small dose - a page drawn here, a page electronically colored there, a bit of character bio typed out. Thankfully, I also had many friends and family contributing in their own ways to help reduce the work load.

I have now reached the end of my treatment. I go in for testing in a few weeks to see how effective the 12 sessions of chemotherapy have been. (Fingers crossed) and if I will be able to return to work later this summer. Getting cancer is hard but I can honestly say that I wouldn't have been able to finish Bedbug #1 without it. And for that, I am thankful for cancer.

If you'd like to contribute to Hodgkin's Lymphoma research, please click to donate HERE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

TODAY IS BEDBUG DAY!

IT'S HERE!! TODAY IS BEDBUG DAY!!

  

BOTH versions (standard cover and Super Alternate cover) are available to buy right here!(click the BUY button on the right)

BEDBUG #1
created by Scott Rogers
32 pages of full-color action! Can Bedbug balance busting crime with family time? All-ages action! Featuring four ALL-NEW stories, pin-ups, character bios and  more!
Art by Rogers, Sam Ellis (Archer), Lane Garrison and Drew Massey
Stories by Rogers, Chad Jones (Wrath of the Titans) and Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters)
Cover price: $3.99
Cover by Scott Rogers
Super Alternate Cover by Mitch Ballard (limited to 1:5)

You can also find the leapin' lawman at the following exclusive LA Area comic book stores! Tell 'em Bedbug sent ya!

Collector's Paradise - Winnetka
7131 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 999-9455
http://comicsandcards.net/

Collector's Paradise - Pasadena
319 South Arroyo Parkway #4
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

http://comicsandcards.net/

Dreamworld Comics
2955 Cochran St
Ste B-2

Simi ValleyCA 93065
(805) 581-0409
http://www.dreamworldcomics.com
Earth 2 Comics - Sherman Oaks
15017 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590
http://www.earth2comics.com/feedback.php

Earth 2 Comics - Northridge
8967 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804
http://www.earth2comics.com/feedback.php
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038(323) 658-6047
http://www.goldenapplecomics.com/

House of Secrets
1930 W Olive St
Burbank, CA 91506
818 562-1900
http://www.artoffiction.com/HouseOfSecrets/
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323 851-7223
http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Where Can I Find BEDBUG #1? DREAMWORLD!

Bedbug #1 is coming out June 19th and will be carried by some of the finest comic stores!

DREAMWORLD COMICS has opened their brand-new location in the Simi Valley Mall! I'm thrilled to finally have Dreamworld Comics open because it's the closest comic store to my house!


You have to see Dreamworld Comics to believe it! It's HUGE! Not only does Dreamworld carry the newest comic books, they carry vintage books, games, shirts, toys and an amazing selection of vintage collectibles and even fine art housed in it's own MASSIVE showroom! Dreamworld Comics also hosts weekly card and miniature gaming tournaments and don't forget their video gaming lounge where you can try out all of the newest games!


Jay, Mike, Sophie and the rest of the friendly staff at Dreamworld are there to help you with your all of your comic, toy and collectible needs - and if you're looking for BEDBUG #1 just look for the exclusive drawing of Bedbug and Elvira by yours truly!

I'm proud to have BEDBUG #1 carried at Dreamworld Comics - if you live in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks or anywhere nearby, make sure to get your copy there and tell 'em Bedbug sent ya!

DREAMWORLD COMICS 
2955 Cochran Street
Suite B-2
Simi Valley, CA
805 581-0409
http://www.dreamworldcomics.com

HOURS:
Monday 9 - 8
Tuesday 9 - 8
Wednesday 9 - 8
Thursday 9 - 8
Friday 9 - 10
Saturday 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 6