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Bedbugs March In Madison!

The Blue Moon Crew hit the road on April 1 (no joke!) so the Bedbugs and I could visit Westfield Comics in Madison, Wisconsin on April 2 for a reading, cartooning workshop and signing. I begin each event such as this showing children how I created and evolved the Bedbugs characters, then we explore various ways to draw the main features of the face: eyes; nose; mouth. With these tools, anyone can mix & match on any face shape to show a multitude of expressions and emotions. It was great to see the kids there drawing and creating their own characters. I read the Night of the Bedbugs book as a slideshow on a TV screen, large enough for everyone in the room to see. What fun to hear  kids laugh at different parts of the story - how gratifying! They also loved the Bedbugs Boogie and Bedbug Lullaby music videos. After the presentation, I juggled Bedbugs beanbags and juggling pins, chatted with those who purchased books, signing and doing sketches, and mixing it up with old friends who stopped by. Good time! Thanks to our pals, the Carani family for helping set up the appearance, being fine hosts and taking pics & vid. Everyone at Westfield was great - thanks, to Bob Moreau & Co!  

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FREE Bedbugs mini-sketch & temporary tattoo

A Facebook friend commented on one of my blog posts this week, and I noticed he had a small boy, so asked for his address and sent this small Bedbugs sketch and a temporary Bedbugs tattoo. I'll do the same for you if you send a photo of your child with their copy of Night of the Bedbugs, comment on the Blue Moon Studios blog or send me a link to a review of  my Bedbugs book at amazon.com. Alert me at paul@bluemoonstudios.com. Of course, new and long time Bedbugs fans have a chance to win a larger sketch and prize package when you LIKE the Bedbugs Facebook Fan Page. Spread the word!

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New Night of the Bedbugs Book Cover

Just before going to print, the publisher and I decided to change the cover for my forthcoming book, Night of the Bedbugs. As much as I like the cover we used for solicitation, instead of being suggestive, subtle and graphic, we thought it best to be more overt to give readers a better idea of the story inside.

Pre-order now from our Blue Moon Amazon Store, or purchase at your local comic shop for its December release, and in late March at Borders or other fine bookstores. Ask for it by name (or refer to the ISBN# 978-1-60706-145-8). To keep up on the latest Bedbugs news and print out game and activity pages for your kids, become a fan at the Facebook Bedbugs page.

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Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

I've been working on my children's book, Night of the Bedbugs for quite some time. I made good progress on the final art over this last year, and am about to step up production on the balance of the final art, with a plan to self publish in hardcover format. Here are the pencils and final color art for page three. bedbugs_03_pencil.jpg bedbugs_03.jpg I'll be posting here more updates as progress continues.