Shane Bugbee (born November 9, 1968) is an underground artist, publisher, multi-media communicator, filmmaker and event promoter.
In 1986 he established Michael Hunt Publishing, later publishing cartoonist Mike Diana.
In 1992 Bugbee became an agent of Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy art, eventually publishing Gacy's bio "A Question of Doubt".
A self proclaimed expert in the subject of Serial Killers, Bugbee has spoken extensively on the subject, even touring a collection of artifacts including Ed Geins tombstone. These "side show" style speaking engagements have drawn criticism as exploitive and over the edge. Salem, Ma. Mayor Stanley Usovicz tried to stop one event, calling it "an outrage" after Bugbee displayed Ed Gein's truck in the center of Salem's downtown area.
In 1997 Bugbee and his wife Amy organized "The Expo of the Extreme", a three day event featuring bands, artists, films, petty criminals, and porn stars. The second installment of "The Expo Of The Extreme" in 1999, was to include Dana Plato as the hostess of an event highlighting Motörhead and Fang, but she died just weeks before the event from an alleged prescription drug suicide.
Bugbee created his own blueberry soda pop, Ely Soda. The popularity of the soda led to wider revelation of Bugbee's other entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors (via Google searches, etc.), eventually ending in controversy and exile.
Bugbee turned his attention to environmental and political concerns. Bugbee, with his wife, have embarked on a year long road trip covering art, politics, religion and revolution for a future book and documentary release, even winning a Willie Nelson peaceful solution video contest.
Bugbee has been profiled in The Chicago Reader and Spin Magazine, Sept 2001 during the underground publishing boom. Bugbee was featured on the cover of The Chicago Reader; the feature was titled "Shocks to the System."
Bugbee has been a guest on Court TV with Nancy Grace. He appeared on E! True Hollywood Story regarding Dana Plato. Bugbee has been a guest on multiple Howard Stern radio shows, once explaining how he obtained serial killer Ed Gein's gravestone.
A full chapter from the book ART THAT KILLS by George Petros is dedicated to Bugbee.
- Naked Aggression magazine 1991-93, by various
- Superfly 1 by, Mike Diana 1993
- For the Love of Bijork, by Al Frank 1993
- Dixie Do Me, by Lisa Brosig 1993
- Chicago Cartoon comix magaizine 1993, by various (editor)
- Worst of Boiled Angel, by Mike Diana, 1996
- Extermination Zone, by Randall Phillips, 1996
- MF Magazine 1995, 1996, 1997 by various
- Chicago At Night adult newspaper 1998,1999, by various (editor)
- Dana Plato's Last Breath, book & CD, by Shane and Amy Bugbee, 1999
- Superfly 2 by, Mike Diana 2000
- Bad Pill's, by Sverre H Kristensen 2000
- Slipknot comic, by Tony Kelly 2000
- ANSWER Me! #4, by Jim Goad 2001 (reprint)
- Cooking With A Serial Killer, with Dorothea Puente, 2004
- Might is Right, with Anton LaVey, 1996, 2006
- The Trench Coat Diaries, by Shane Bugbee 1999
- Ely Pride arts and entertainment magazine 2006, by various (editor)
Shane Bugbee self-published books, magazines and newspapers under the name Michael Hunt Publishing.
- Expo of The Extreme 1997 & 1999, Chicago, IL
- Court of Porn 1997, 1998, 1999, Chicago, Il
- Angry White Male Tour, 2001
- True Crime Warped Minds Tour, 2004–2006
- Festival of the Dead, 2005, Salem, Ma.
- Satan's Rockin' 666 Eve, 2006, Los Angeles
- The Dana Plato Memorial Site
- Gettingit.com: Dana Plato's Corpse
- Making a killing off John Wayne Gacy
- Festival of the Dead goes "too far!" says mayor
- Police grab grave marker promoted as serial killer's
- Criticism brews over 'killer' talk
- Morbidly Hollywood - The death of Dana Plato
- New Ely-designed soda hitting the shelves
- Sympathy for the Devil
- ‘Wheel’ Offers a Different Take on America
- winning Willie Nelson video.
- Shocks to the System
- Angry White Male Meltdown
- TIME MAGAZINE: A Devil of a Day