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!

6016 Fallbrook Ave
Suite 102
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818 330-4517

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