Tuesday, July 24, 2012
It seems like just yesterday when Bedbug premiered in Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1 - and since then there have been Bedbug action figures, Bedbug t-shirts, appearances of Bedbug in comics and academic books...
OK, so maybe it's a bit of a hyperbole, but at least it's true - there have been Bedbug action figures (made by myself), Bedbug t-shirts (available for purchase on this site) and Bedbug has had cameos in Dave Ryan's War of the Independents and in both of my books of video gaming. (Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design and Swipe This! The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design)
I admit, Bedbug hasn't quite set the world on fire like I had hoped he would back in 2002. But if Bedbug hasn't quite made the big time, why don't I just give up on him?
Because, to paraphrase another crime fighting hero, I believe in Bedbug.
Bedbug's not super-powered or a billionaire or married to a super-model. He relies on his brains first and his fists second. He's got a sense of humor in the face of adversity. He's a responsible father and he never, ever gives up no matter had bad things get. He's everything I would love to be in real life and he's a hero I think today's world can still use. I'm tired of grim and gritty and pessimistic "heroes" and I think you might be too.
That's why I'm going to try my best to publish a ten year anniversary comic with all-new stories including the never-seen before origin of Bedbug. Join me in making this birthday wish come true and make this comic happen - keep your eyes peeled to this space for news and special previews pertaining to my efforts.