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Industry Mourns Passing of Mike Bushler

Mike sold me the picture of Kimberly Kummings that graces the cover of my epic 1996 movie from Factory Home Video — What Women Want.

Jared Rutter writes:

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Friends and colleagues are mourning the passing of Michael Bushler, owner of Phase One Graphics and FYA Independent, who died suddenly of an aneurysm on April 14 at age 58.Death was instantaneous, according to Becky Bushler, his wife of 38 years. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated, with no funeral and no memorial service.

Bushler had been a major presence in the adult industry since 1982 when he and Becky started Phase One Graphics, one of the longest-running and most successful graphic agencies, designing box covers and promotions for a wide range of clients.

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