Clap your hands together and wish…it will mean nothing in the end.
This rabbit themed internet cartoon series is nominated for a JOE SHUSTER award this evening as webcomic of the year.
It’s not going to win. That’s a stone cold guarantee.
However, I have been informed of other plans.
I keep alternating between being very honoured and wondering if Canada is just so small a country that they’ve run out of actually deserving people to induct after ten years of doing this, and have moved down to the second tier.
Ty the Guy OUT!
It all started at a five thousand watt radio station in Fresno…where inexplicably they published the above comic book.
for last week’s Bun Toon tale of heroism and man-courage, click here.
For the increasingly not updated archive going back years (but not so good on the last few weeks), click here.
Tomorrow will be the 10th year that The Joe Shuster Awards will be giving out awards to deserving Canadian comics creators. The ceremony will take place in the Back Space, the event space that shares an address with The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery.
This year, Ty is again nominated for Web Comic Creator. Fingers crossed! (Although everyone on the list is so amazing…and we’re both kinda pulling for Attila Adjornay who has been nominated for his beautiful Metaphysical Neuroma). But…win or lose, Ty will be inducted into The Canadian Comic Book Creators Hall of Fame (along with Cy Bell and Edmond Good).
Did this image up a couple years ago so it’s missing a few more credits…including Batman ’66 #2 and #6, Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet and…more. Many more.
The event starts at 8pm (doors open at 7pm); gathering afterwards to give people a chance to talk and look at some of the artwork from past Shusters. Check the website for information on all the nominees, and bios of the Hall of Fame inductees.
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Tagged Attila Adjornay, Back Space Toronto, bun toons, Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, Canadian comics creators, comic books, comics, The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery, The Joe Shuster Awards, toronto, Ty Templeton
You feel lucky, Rabbit? Go ahead and make my day.
There’s little you need to know that isn’t in the comic this week…except you should understand that EVERY word in this is verbatim true.
(click on the toon to make it bigger if it’s hard to read.)
Ty the Guy OUT!
PS: If you want to check out the school, the website is found HERE, but there will be no promises of SWAT teams in the future.
today is my youngest son’s fifteenth birthday, so your BONUS moments involve the lad. He was ten when I wrote this:
this was one of the FIRST Bun Toons I did, back when the internet was in black and white.
It’s hard to tell, but Sean is the one in the lavender shirt. He was thirteen when I wrote this one. Happy Birthday Boy!
for last week’s Bun Toon, click here.
for the archives, click here
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Tagged art classes, Comic Book Bootcamp, comic book classes, comics, ETF, toronto, Ty Templeton School, writing classes
Solid wall to wall action here, folks. Strap yourself in.
Last weekend, I was at FanExpo Canada, a junior San Diego Comicon for us bacon eating hockey players. (It’s actually pretty huge nowadays, second only to Comicon in size for the year!)
Naturally, I got asked the inevitable question I’m always asked, seeing as I’m a child of the hippie era, and professionally associated with both of the parties involved. “Who would win …?”
Now, if this had been Chris Pine and Ben Affleck, the winner would have been Gamorra from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Of course, the REAL Captain Kirk once met the REAL Batgirl pretending to be a green slave girl.
Holy Body Paint, Captain!
and there have been a few attempts over the years to get Captain Kirk into the DC Universe…
Oh my god, this is real.
But we’re still waiting on the OFFICIAL Gotham City/Federation crossover that the fans deserve.
If we could work the Beatles and James Bond in there, we might have something.
for a couple of con sketches and bun toon reruns from last week, click here
For the last live Bun Toon from TWO weeks ago, click here.
For the Bun Toon archive…click here
I’m afraid I’m at Fan Expo all weekend, and in between the few moments I’m not sketching for the happy people, I’m sleeping or catching up with Batman 66. So here’s a couple of convention themed Bun Toon from years past, because I love, and maybe a sketch or two from this weekend.
Ah…the memories I leave with people…
Claremont still hasn’t forgiven me for letting that bus slam into him. He carries a weird grudge.
Except for the Stilt-Wookie, I’ve Bingoed already at FanExpo!
Here’s a couple of convention sketches from this weekend so far…
On the inside front cover of a Justice League hardcover from the 90s….I was asked to draw the entire roster from the years I was drawing the title. That’s 14 characters….the problem is, drawing on the red paper is essentially impossible, because you cannot see the pencil lines…and I had to give up and basically start drawing the figures in white-out pen, just to see their outlines. Like drawing blind…a fun challenge.
My wife bought a set of coloured markers for me before we left. I usually do sketches in black and white, but this year it’s been fun to add a little colour!
It’s funny…last year, I didn’t draw so many Groot or Rocket Raccoon drawings…this year…the requests have gone up slightly.
Ty the Guy OUT of the HOUSE!
For last week’s LADY themed Bun Toon, click here