Category Archives: Bunny Funnies

Free Comic Book Day Bun Toons! YAY!

It's Comic Book Day!  Like Easter and Christmas and Losing your Virginity all at once!  Only with comics!

It’s Comic Book Day! Like Easter and Christmas and Losing your Virginity all at once! Only with comics!

I have arisen this morning and left my home within minutes…no time for an original Bun Toon (the rules are very strict…I gots to do ‘em the morning I get up, folks and folkesses!) But….since it is…

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…there is a feast of FREE COMICS here on the Bun Toon, for you to enjoy.

We’ll start with the Rules:

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Okay, sure, that was a free cartoon on my website, but what about a free Ty Templeton Spider-Man comic book at my local store?

We have you covered there as well…

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Apparently, if you pick up the new Rocket Racoon Free Comic Book from Marvel, it includes a back-up story by me and Joe Caramagna from the Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures series.   That’s the first page of a rollicking space adventure up there, and you can have the rest of the story FREE at any participating comic store!

Wait!  You want more free?  Here’s a complete Spider-Man story by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott!

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Yeah, that’s from about three years ago, but if I posted anything more recent without permission, Marvel would vaporize my backside.

If you’re in the Toronto/Brampton area, come and watch me give out free comics in person at:

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Stadium Comics at Shoppers World Brampton (Hwy 7 and Hwy 10, more or less)  

With all the traffic problems in Toronto, it’s probably an easier drive that anywhere downtown.  Come and see me…anyone under ten years old gets a free sketch!  Adults must pay through the nose and call me Lord Highmaster.

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THANK YOU, AL FELDSTEIN

When I was eleven years old, I saw the movie THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE with my mom, and felt very grown up to have seen a film with swearing in it.  A couple of days later, I saw this issue of Mad Magazine and had enough money on me to buy it.

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At eleven, I was already waaay into comic books, and drawing, and I couldn’t get over the idea that a comic book had a painted cover that looked sort of like Norman Rockwell had painted it.  But…oh my…the interior artwork…

I copied every artist in this book over and over again.  Tried to paint that cover with acrylics and draw like George Woodbridge and Mort Drucker and Dave Berg and Paul Coker Jr. and Bob Clarke and Angelo Torres and Al Jaffee and everyone involved in this issue.  I couldn’t believe the level of artistic skill on display in a comic book that made me laugh like a monkey when I was eleven.

So I got the next issue and the next…and immediately I was a subscriber.  It was the first magazine I ever subscribed to.  The first issue that came in the mail had THIS cover:

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In this age of the internet, it’s hard to understand the level of subversion involved in this cover.  I understand it was banned in a number of stores and even a few American states wouldn’t let it be displayed within their borders.   Take that, developing taste in pop culture!

Mad Magazine rather quickly became a cornerstone of my personality.  At the age of 20, when it first occurred to me I might actually have the skills to make a living in this biz, I sent samples of my work out to Playboy, the New Yorker and Mad Magazine (it never crossed my mind to work on Super-heroes at the time, I was a gag cartoonist…)

All three magazines rejected my work (as they should have, the work was terrible), but the rejection from Mad Magazine was a treasure to me, because it was signed by Al Feldstein, editor.  It was like an autograph, and the rejection hung over my desk for years, somewhat proudly.

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Al Feldstein: Grinning mischievously after rejecting me, the callous bastard.

We lost Al Feldstein this week at the age of 88.  I never got a chance to meet him in person, but he absolutely changed my life when I was eleven, and kicked me in the pants when I was 20.  He retired when I was about 25, so I never worked for him…but…

This was the first issue of Mad Magazine to include my work.

This was the first issue of Mad Magazine to include my art.

I finally got to his magazine.  Thank you Al Feldstein, for ruining my life with your sense of humour and subversion, and forcing me to become one of the Gang of Idiots.  It’s all your fault!  I could have been a plumber!

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Not another one!

R.I.P. Efram Zimbalist Jr.

This silver haired devil had the coolest name in show biz.

This silver haired devil had the coolest name in show biz.

A television staple throughout my childhood on FBI and a number of other shows, I always dug this guy’s off-beat name and too-handsome-for-the-room mustache.

But the world of Batman knew and loved him as the voice of ALFRED PENNYWORTH, butler to the cave.

"anything else you need cleaned up, Master Bruce...?"

“anything else you need cleaned up, Master Bruce…?”

Thanks for all the memories, Efram.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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For last week's Bun Toon about Fanboys and their difficulties with Fangirls, click here...

For last week’s Bun Toon about Fanboys and their difficulties with Fangirls, click here…

For the Bun Toon archive, click here

For the Bun Toon archive, click here

 

 

 

Sex and Fanboys Bun Toons! Woah!

What's the difference between being sexy and sexist?

What’s the difference between being sexy and sexist?

There’s a T-Shirt design that’s been going around the ‘net (and a convention or two) for a while… one that seems intent on offending women fans at conventions.

I’m all about the rebuttal…Click on any of these images and they will take you to a full sized image, large enough to print out and turn into a T-Shirt transfer.  Free to all…

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Of course, retaliation just makes everyone ramp up the rhetoric and all of a sudden we have a war on our hands.  So don’t wear these in public after all…

I’ve just never understood the Boys-Only club mentality of fandom.  Why on EARTH wouldn’t anyone want more fans for their favorite thing?  It means sequels get made to stuff fans like if there’s more fans.  And could someone remind me why meeting a woman who shares your interests is instantly threatening to some men?

I’ve heard it said that men are afraid of women because women might laugh at them and women are afraid of men because men might assault them physically and kill them.    So the distrust is a level playing field…

Ty the PERSON, Out!

Just in case you think this comic book misogyny is something remotely new…

The 40s...

The 40s…

The 50s...

The 50s…

The 60s...

The 60s…

Do I have to go on…?

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For last week’s Easter Stoners Bun Toon, click here

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For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

 

Four Twenty Easter Bun Toons….Woah!

Are you seeing talking bunnies?  I'm seeing talking bunnies....

Are you seeing talking bunnies? I’m seeing talking bunnies….

Well, it’s rabbit day, here on Planet Earth, and naturally a cause for celebration around the cartoon hutch.

It’s also 4-20:  A holiday celebrated by a sizable portion of my reading public, so I can’t ignore them either.

So…

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See!  Nothing but peace and harmony on the Stoner Easter Holiday.  Imagine it turning out that well if everyone was drunk.

Ty the Guy OUT!

For your bonus moment today, it’s ALSO George Takei’s birthday.  I’m wondering what side of the split holiday he comes down on?

Clearly it's Easter.  Here George is shown trying to make the symbol for Easter Rabbit with his hands.

Clearly it’s Easter. Here George is shown trying to make the symbol for the Holiday Rabbit with his hands.

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UFO LINK

 

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention marijuana or Easter...

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention marijuana or Easter…

Bunny on Rabbit Action

Not surprisingly, as a bunny, Ty has felt the need to do Easter Bun Toons every year. (And the occasional list.) While you wait for his 2014 Bunny-centric Bun Toon which will be posted tomorrow on Easter Sunday, I made you a list of past entries.

Easter Bun Toons! Yay!

(April 24, 2011)

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Easter Sunday Bun Toons! YAY!

(April 8, 2012)

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Easter Bun Toons! YAY!

(March 31, 2013)

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And, he’s had one Easter-themed list:

THE SEVEN WORST RESURRECTION STORIES IN COMICS.

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The FINAL confession of crazy: UFO BUN TOONS part 3! YAY

Bleep blorp.  Take me to your leader...

Bleep blorp. Take me to your leader…

For those who have been following this gripping tale of mystery and suspense, I send you instantly to part three.  For newbies to this thrill-o-rama ride of remembrance, click here for part one and here for part two. Ive always wanted to tell you guys 3 Over the years, I have had many conversations about this event, and I cannot stress enough that I did not misinterpret something, or get confused by an easily identifiable balloon, helicopter or smudge on my glasses.  If all of this had happened to someone else, I likely wouldn’t believe it.

Ty the Guy OUT (of this WORLD!)

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it's astounding how accurate this comics are

It’s astounding how accurate these comics were.

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Do what it says.

Do what it says.

for the Bun Toon archive, including many true stories that defy belief, though many are true...click here

for the Bun Toon archive, including many true stories that defy belief…click here

Still Crazy After All These Years Bun Toons! YAY!

This has nothing to do with Paul Simon, sorry.

This has nothing to do with Paul Simon, sorry.

Continuing from last week’s Bun Toon about the day I saw a UFO.

IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL YOU GUYS PART 2

click to enlarge if it’s too hard to read…

There is no way to describe how utterly WEIRD it was when I first saw this thing…to quote Douglas Adams,  “…it hung in the sky in exactly the way that bricks don’t.”   As I said, it was like a really lousy special effect.  As though I was seeing something badly glued onto a photo of the sky, rather than something in the natural world.  That’s why I had to ask other people if they saw it too…it didn’t seem real.

More to the story next week…it gets odder.

Ty the Guy OUT!

This painted cover comes close to recreating my experience, only there was only one of them, and they weren't red, and it didn't fire anything, and it didn't glow.  And I was with my family.

This painted cover comes close to recreating my experience, only there was just one of the objects, and it wasn’t red, and it didn’t fire anything at me, and it didn’t glow. And I was with my family and I didn’t have my car until later, and it wasn’t on a lonely road or anything like that.  Otherwise, it’s uncanny.

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If you’re in the TORONTO area, I will be at a Release Party for the first collection of BATMAN ’66 issues, today…. Saturday April 5 at The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery,  from 7-11pm.

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na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN!

The volume reprints my first issue with Penguin and Mister Freeze, as well as a bunch of other swell stories.  We encourage cosplayers and Bat-fans tonight, but please, there is a sixties or Batman theme, no naked John Carters or Conans, thank you.

Come get yer copy signed by one of the artists, and maybe he'll talk to you.

Come get yer copy signed by one of the artists, and maybe he’ll talk to you.

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LINK TO PART 1

In case you didn’t see the first part of the UFO story…this is the set-up

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention UFOs.

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention UFOs.

You’re Going To Think I’m Crazy Bun Toons! YAY!

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You’ll never respect me again…

I’ve been doing this weekly cartoon blog for a couple of years now, and…

Ive always wanted to tell you guys

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This is one of the few “to be continued” Bun Toons I’ve ever done, but the story cannot be given its proper space in only one page, and I have Batman work to do this weekend that can’t be ignored.

So stick with me for a couple more instalments and see if you don’t think I’m a complete loon when it’s all over.

Remember….my wife saw it too.  It wasn’t an hallucination.

The story gets better….

Ty the Guy OUT!

What ARE they doing here?  Do I have the explanation?  Can you wait a week to find out?

One of my favourite comic books when I was a kid…if ONLY I’d known the life I would someday lead….

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For last week's equally true Bun Toon (that involves equally crazy stuff), click here.

For last week’s equally true Bun Toon (that involves equally crazy stuff), click here.

for the Bun Toon archive, including many true stories that stretch the boundaries of imagination....click here

for the Bun Toon archive, including many true stories that stretch the boundaries of imagination….click here

Setting an Example for My Son Bun Toons! YAY!

The only reason to become a parent is to warp the next generation...

The only reason to become a parent is to warp the next generation…

My wife is away for the weekend, which is why this Bun Toon isn’t in colour.  If she’d been with me last night, probably none of this would have happened.  She’s usually the one who puts a stop to things before they get too far…

TWO FISTED PARKING LOT rev

I don’t take no nine-dollar scam lying down, peoples.  I am CONAN of the PARKING LOT!

Ty the Guy OUT!

Of course, there are already comic book heroes patrolling our parking lots.  

1_ParkingZone_HerosIf you click on this, it takes you to the “Superheroes of Parking” website.  Who wouldn’t want to be taken to the “Superheroes of Parking” website?

Your curiosity is starting to gnaw at you, isn’t it?

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Click here to have even more curiosity satisfied.  What could LAST week's Bun Toon have been about?  Huh?  What?

Click here to have even more curiosity satisfied. What could LAST week’s Bun Toon have been about? Huh? What?

For the curious and wonderful Bun Toon Archive, click here

For the curious and wonderful Bun Toon Archive, click here

Everyone Involved Regrets It Bun Toons! YAY!

I already regret telling you about it...

I already regret telling you about it…

Well, the Cold War is starting up again, we just got through Pi Day, Olivia Chow has announced her candidacy for Mayor of Toronto, and my new Batman project with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman was just revealed, making me email box a teeny bit more popular than last week…

So naturally I’m Bun Tooning about a special man I met in a special place last week at Toronto Comicon, because I have my ears to the street and my fingers on the pulse of the news.

FINAL ART strip form….and after another awkward pause, we went about our day.

I’m sure next week, I’ll get around to that Cold War thing, but I have my priorities.

Ty the Guy OUT!

BONUS MOMENT:  The very sketch I was working on when the Kryptonian First Contact moment occurred….

It's always a good day when I get to sketch Big Barda at a convention...

It’s always a good day when I get to sketch Big Barda at a convention…

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This is not my FIRST Bun Toons set at a Comic Convention Men's Room.  It's starting to become an annual tradition

This is not my FIRST Bun Toons set in a Men’s Room. It’s starting to become an annual tradition

A link to last week's Bun Toon...sort of a re-run, but including a Bun Toon never before seen online!

A link to last week’s Bun Toon…sort of a re-run, but including a Bun Toon never before seen online!

 

The Bun Toon archive, where you can search for more urinal adventures.  I'm sure there's more....

The Bun Toon archive, where you can search for more urinal adventures. I’m sure there’s dozens….

Conventional Bun Toons! Sort of YAY!

Ty cannot come to the Bun Toon today, as he is at a large comic convention in Toronto.  At the sound of the beep, please enjoy these Bun Toon re-runs.

Ty cannot come to the Bun Toon today, as he is at a large comic convention in Toronto. At the sound of the beep, please enjoy these Bun Toon re-runs.

I’m slaving away, sketching and yakking it up for the fans today, and left my house within five minutes of my waking up.

The convention has me seated right next to my old pal Kevin Maguire today…so it seems appropriate to run this ancient Bun Toon about myself, Kevin and one of Kevin’s fans … None of the names have been changed.  Screw the innocent.

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I’m fairly sure there won’t be anyone to confuse the two of us anymore…now that both of us are BALD OLD MEN who wear glasses when we ink.  It’s a world of difference between us…I’m the loud one.

See you at the convention, T-dot peeples!

Ty the Guy OUT!

Another Ancient Bun Toon to tide you over until I’m back from the convention.  This one hasn’t run on this website, I believe….so it’s sort of new to you guys. Click on it it might get big enough to read…

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for last week's Bun Toon, an original, not recycled, brilliantly NEW Bun Toon, click here

for last week’s Bun Toon, an original, not recycled, brilliantly NEW Bun Toon, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, going back more than fifty years now, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, going back more than fifty years now, click here.