on typing paper, Photoshop
another redesign of characters I created when I was a kid.
Bug Wars was probably the second comic I ever drew (The first
being Mighty Man). When I was in 6th grade, we had this activity
period where we were supposed to sign up for different things
like volleyball or origami. Most were pretty ridiculous. Once
I was forced into a School Spirit group because all the other
groups I signed up for got full. That must of been where they
put all of the overflow, because nobody wanted to be there
and we mostly just sat around and drew.
that trip down memory lane aside, one of the activities was
the student paper "Hawk Talk." (The hawk was our
school mascot.) Bug Wars was the comic strip I drew for it.
It was about the crack team of super-soldiers that battled
the evil Ant Army. I was flying pretty high on Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles and X-Men comics at the time. From left to right:
Insectant was able to run really fast due to his many legs.
Dragonflyer was the team strongman. Beetleman (who was kind
of a proto-The Beetle now that I think about it) was the team
leader. Black Fly was the lazy team smart-ass. And Ladybug
was the Miss Moneypenny who handed out missions and information.
She was also bald in her first appearance.
to see the Bug Wars crew circa 1990