Starting next week I’ll be changing the title of my comic from “Bug” to Bug Martini.” The website’s url ( will redirect to by next week as well.

Okay, why am I doing this?

As cute and succinct as “Bug” is, it’s just not a great title; it’s not very unique, a lot of people called my comic “Bugcomic,” you can’t Google “Bug” and easily find my comic, and (most importantly) it isn’t very safe trademark-wise.

Believe it or not, this is a change that I’ve been working on since 2010 – I’m nothing if not indecisive. I’ve been racking my brains, trying to think of a title that still incorporated the word “bug” that sounded good, but wasn’t already being used – easier said than done. But eventually I came up with “Bug Martini” and immediately felt something click. I dunno, it just sounded right.

Now, if you like my comic (and I don’t know why you’re here if you don’t) this name change is a good thing. If I was going to quit comic in the next few years, I wouldn’t concern myself with changing the title. This change shows that I’m in it for the long haul. I plan to draw this comic right up until I croak. And even then, they might have to temporarily resurrect my corpse and make me fix a few last typos before I enter the ever-after.

This is also good news if you’ve been waiting for me to release book collections because this was the main roadblock. I couldn’t make a book if I wasn’t sure what the hell I was gonna call my comic.

So, now that this whole name change is outta the way, I’m finally ready to get to work!


[Edit] – Some of you have asked about the RSS feed. I asked the guy who’s handling the url change and he said:

“That’s a good question–and every RSS reader is a little different. 
So, in general, people won’t have to do anything. Because you’ll be keeping the old URL, we’ll just redirect the request (using a “301 redirect”). The current feed should continue to work. 
“Good” RSS readers will even automatically update the URI to
I would expect that the majority of your readers won’t have to do anything. They can update to to be safe.”