Everyone's favorite redneck lycanthrope is back courtesy of Scare Tactix Graphix.
We spoke with writer, Mitch Hyman, about all things Bubba the Redneck Werewolf, including some movie information.
The Big Bad Wolf: For those that may have never picked up an issue before, can you give a
synopsis of Bubba the Redneck Werewolf?
Mitch Hyman: Glad to! Bubba is the story of a Dogcatcher who caught the wrong dog. In small
southern towns the two elected positions open to the "Village Idiot" are Mayor and
Dogcatcher. Well the Mayor job was filled... LOL! Bubba's Origin is re-called in my
current issue, but here's the 411..
A cosmetics factory opened up in town and because it was in the rural south they got
away with animal testing on their line of cosmetics. A poodle that was being used to
test "glow in the Dark" mascara got loose. To avoid a public and government scandal,
the factory owner called the local authorities to re-capture the dog. Well, Bubba's
bosses were heavily bribed and so sent who they felt was the biggest dumbass they
had on staff (Bubba) to get the animal. Nobody would believe goofy Bubba Blanche
about anything anyway, so he was the perfect pawn.
Bubba caught up with the dog and escaped him. But before the dog got away, it bit
him. Now Bubba in pain, went home and drank moonshine to ease the pain. He also
drank some as well. This all combined with the fact that Bubba is covered in Dog
hair (Doggie DNA), his constant anger at being a loser and the full moon that night
all combined to have him wake up the next day in the permanent "hairy suit".
All this benefited Bubba though! He was now stronger, a bit smarter and became the
town hero for exposing the evil corporate/local government scandal.
The Big Bad Wolf: Is Bubba an ongoing series now, or what is the frequency of the issues?
Bubba has been in print at a bunch of different publishers since 1996. He's an
on-going and all the stories are self contained, so any issue of Bubba can stand
alone. I print him as frequently as publishers ask me too or have an opening on
their schedules. I'd like to have 4-6 issues come out a year but it's up to the
publishers and their needs. They have lots of other books to do and I'm proud that
Bubba makes on the radar when he can. Like the Tick, folks are glad to see him when
he does. Also I own the copyright and Trademark on Bubba, so whoever wants an issue
can contact me and I'll get one going for them. I love writing him!
The Big Bad Wolf: When is the next issue due out?
Mitch Hyman: There is a new one out now from Scare Tactix Graphix. It's issue 1,000,000. I did
this cause I didn't think even a stubborn evil ol' SOB like me would around to see
it before the final dirt nap.
Big Bad Wolf: What is the latest issue of Bubba, and can you provide a synopsis of it?
This one is "Rumble in Romania" I've been promising this one for over two years
and here it is! It's about Bubba going to the "Drunk Olympics" (Something I actually
ran at I bar I owned years ago) in "Burpenfarten" Romania. There Bubba finds a town
full of drunken Circus "small folk", a castle filled with RPG playing Nazis bent on
taking over the world with an evil role playing game. Plus their own Werewolf
protects these guys. This issue also answers just where the Toxic waste that turned
Bubba came from and who was behind it all. Not bad for one issue, huh? LOL!
The Big Bad Wolf: This latest issue features art by Shawn Surface. How did you hook up with
Mitch Hyman: I found Shawn floating in a reed basket when my Uncle the Pharaoh... LOL! Actually,
Shawn found me. I was at ashow promotinga really wahcked out comic that I was doing
another company. We had on these crazy Eyes of Ra T-shirts to promote the concept
and Shawn was roped in. Bwhahaha! But he got away for a few years and we hooked up
again when a mutual friend who was drawing Bubba quit and went to raise a family.
Shawn and I have been leap-frogging around with Bubba for years. He actually wrote a
Bubba story for Silent Devil a few years back that was terrific! You have to ask him
The Big Bad Wolf: Is Shawn going to be the full time Bubba artist from now on?
According to the contracts I made with Satan, he sure will! If he doesn't, I get
his soul, ten bucks and a penny for Charon for that river Styx scenic ride.
The Big Bad Wolf: What types of monsters can we expect to see Bubba battling it out against
in the near future?
Mitch Hyman: Corporate Trolls and large comic company editors. LOL! Bubba was designed to go
anywhere and be up against anything. He can go into space, under the sea or just
find a bunch of undead running the local church bingo game. Bubba is like me. I've
had lots of weird jobs and occupations trying to keep it all going when writing
wasn't making the bills. I've been everything from a FM DJ to the guy driving a
truck full of broken missile parts from NASA to a junkyard. Oh yeah, one time a
bunch of Bubba fans at the Cape dedicated a rocket launch and satellite to Bubba. It
was launched under a full moon and I still have the official photo and dedication
for the sucker. Pretty cool. Take THAT you guys from the JLA! I got a REAL
The Big Bad Wolf: Do you have any update on the Bubba movie? Is there going to be one at
Okay, let's lay this down. A few years ago I was approached by a "producer" to
make a Bubba movie. So, I wrote the script and waited. And waited and waited. The
producer could not raise the money because he was busy using my name and character
to show he was capable of doing other projects and getting free meals all the
projects tanked and the bills for the meals came to me. He then said he wasn't a
money raiser, he was a money handler. Well in my opinion he couldn't do either. The
movie went out with a PFHHHT! I was disappointed and had some rough times because of
this clown. I had him checked out before anything was done, but he was slick and
beat some pretty sharp attorneys and business folks besides me. Later I found out he
had gotten in trouble previously as a minor for identity theft and other shady
doings. He was a cyber devil with no records as an adult for this. Loopholes are
such like that.
NOW though I have several real deal, very sharp movie types from large studios
contacting me about doing a Bubba film and other projects. So I'll tell ya'll what I
told them. Just be the first one to get me a check that cashes and a contract that
doesn't have me begging at the premiere for tickets to see my own character on the
screen and you win!" LOL! Things look good. Life is much better now that I
understand the film industry. Good folks ARE out there to be found!
Big Bad Wolf: Where can our readers find out more about Bubba the Redneck Werewolf?
Mitch Hyman: In finer trashcans located throughout the lower Fertile Crescent. OR you can go
to www.scaretactixgraphix.com OR you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll
either respond or ignore you if you’re part of that breast enlarging Ethiopian
The Big Bad Wolf: In closing, what would you like to say to our readers about Bubba the
Bubba is all ages "funnier than hell and dumber than bag of hammers" fun. He is
the ORIGINAL country wolf who hangs out with his Biker buddy, hard drinkin’,
lovable, hard partyin’ guy that dwells in us all. Bubba is like us all…He’s just
trying to make a living to keep all his bad habits in good order. So, grab an issue
and find out what folks have been saying about him for years…that Mitch Hyman guy
must be on the dope to be writing THIS stuff!
The Big Bad Wolf: Thank you for your time,
Mitch! Best of luck with Bubba.
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