ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

I have accepted the call to have water dumped on my head in the name of medical research!

This also marks the launch of the BumbleKing Video channel on YouTube.  Hopefully one day soon it will have much more than me getting soaked.  Baby steps… baby steps.

Heroes Con ’14

UPDATED 6/19/13

So… call me a liar.  I’m doing a show this year after all!

I’ll be attending Heroes Con, which runs June 20th-24th.  You can find all the details about the show here.

A number of co-workers will be in attendance as well.  You can find us at the following tables:

IAN FLYNN – AA-519
(writer)

ALEAH BAKER – AA-520
(writer, colorist, letterer, conceptual artist)

TRACY YARDLEY! – AA-517
(writer, penciler, conceptual artist)

JIM AMASH – AA-619
(inker)

TERESA DAVIDSON – AA-620
(inker, letterer)

Update: There will be a panel featuring me, Aleah, Tracy and our editor on Saturday, June 21st at 2:00PM, room 201.

See y’all soon!

100th Issue Milestone


Sonic the Hedgehog #259 is out now for digital subscribers, and will be out soon in physical copies.  This marks my one hundredth consecutive issue as the lead writer.  Honestly, I don’t know where the time went!

Over the past nine years, it’s been my pleasure to work with a staggering number of talented people.  I’ve gotten to see my stories penciled by the very men who drew the stories I grew up with.  I’ve been there for the debut of many others – a shout-out to my Debut Brother, Tracy Yardley!  I’ve worked with my artistic idols, both old and new. I’ve gotten to take the characters I grew up with and tell their stories – a rare opportunity that I’ll always cherish.  I’ve gotten to write the unprecedented Sonic/Mega Man crossover.  Through the ups and downs, the edits and restrictions, the deadlines and surprises – I’ve been living my dream, and you can’t ask for more than that.

This issues is part two of “The Chase,” the story that has started us off into the Shattered World Crisis saga.  I have so many new stories to tell, so many new characters to introduce everyone to, that I can hardly contain myself.  There’s another hundred issues at my fingertips, easily, and I hope I can continue to share them all with you.

On that note, “Lost Hedgehog Tales” is slowly coming along.  I appreciate everyone’s interest and patience as I pick away at this little side project and I’ll try to have it ready by the summer.  Failing that, it should be out by the holidays – haha!

So what’s next?  What other milestones am I aiming for?

  • Sonic Universe #54 marked my 50th issue on that series.  Whoops!  I let that one slip by…
  • Mega Man #50, due out in the summer of 2015, will mark my 50th consecutive issue on that series.
  • March 2015 (which will have Sonic the Hedgehog #271, I think) will mark ten years straight of writing Sonic the Hedgehog.

But that’s not all!  Slowly but surely, I’m developing my own original projects.  It’s considerably harder when you don’t have an entire production company provided for you and other deadlines loom, but I’m determined to have more to my name than the adventures of blue videogame heroes.  I’m counting on the BumbleKommunity’s support when I’m ready to move forward.

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and support over the years.  I hate I’m going to miss out on meeting so many of you since I can’t do the convention circuit this year.  I will do my best to keep writing the stories so many of you have come to love.

Ever in your service,
Your BumbleKing

NYCC 2013 Schedule

We’re coming up on my last show for the year!  I’ll be at New York Comic Con, hanging out at the Archie Booth #1936.

Below you’ll find my signing and panel times.  As always, please be aware that things can change at the last minute, so your best bet is to check at the booth per day.

Thurs. Oct. 10th
Sonic/Mega Man panel @ 7:30PM Room 1A01

Fri. Oct. 11th
Signing from 3:30 – 4:30 at the Archie Booth

Sat. Oct. 12th
Signing from 2:30 – 3:30 at the Archie Booth

Sun. Oct. 13th
Signing from 11:00 – 12:30 at the Archie Booth
Signing from 3:30 – 4:30 at the Archie Booth

FanExpo ’13 Schedule

Sorry for the late announcement, folks!
I’ll be at the Archie Booth this weekend for Fan Expo.  You’ll find us at Booth #837

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & APPEARANCES
Friday 23rd – 12:00 – 1:00
Saturday 24th – 4:00 – 5:00
Sunday 25th – 11:00 Panel (Room 713) / 2:00 – 3:00 Signing

As always, these things can change at the whim of the Con Gods, so check the Archie table for any changes.

SDCC ’13 – Signings and Panels

If you’re going to San Diego Comic Con this year, this is where you can find me during the show:
Booths to Look For:
Archie Comics – 2842
Capcom – 215

Thursday, 7/18
1:00 – 2:00 @ Archie Booth
3:00 – 4:00 @ Capcom Booth

Friday, 7/19
12:30 – 1:30 @ Archie Booth
2:30 – 3:30 @ Archie Booth
4:00 – 5:00 @ Capcom Booth

Saturday, 7/20
12:00 – 1:00  @ Archie Booth

Sunday, 7/21
2:00 – Sonic/Mega Man panel in Room 28DE
3:00 – 4:00 @ Archie Booth

I’ll try to keep this post updated with any changes, but SDCC has a way of swallowing you whole for the day.  Your best bet is to stop by the Archie Booth in person and check the schedule for updates.

HeroesCon ’13 Details – Updated!

UPDATE: Added the time/location for a panel I’ll be speaking on. (6/6/13)

Heroes Con is nearly upon us!  Here’s the vital info for the BumbleFans:

Heroes Con (June 7th-9th)
Charlotte, NC.  Website – http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon

SHOW HOURS:
Friday: 11AM-7PM
Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Sunday: 11AM-6PM

I’ll be at Table AA-711, with BumbleKween and colorist Aleah Baker at Table-710.  As always, signings are FREE!

I’ll be speaking on a panel concerning all-ages comics:
Room: 203A
When: Sunday 9th, 11:30AM

Convention Plans for 2013 – Updated!

Update! – Added Fan Expo to the list! (5/20/13)

The convention season is drawing near!  This is my tentative con schedule for the year.  Please note that depending on work, funds and other possible unforeseen circumstances, this schedule may change.

Heroes Con (June 7th-9th)
Charlotte, NC.  Website – http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon

San Diego Comic Con (July 18th-21st)
San Diego, CA. Website – http://www.comic-con.org

Fan Expo (August 23rd-26th)
Toronto, ON. Website – http://www.fanexpocanada.com

New York Comic Con (October 10th-13th)
New York City, NY – http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com

See you there!