Tag Archives: Batman

Big Choice Bun Toons! YAY!

Changing shirts for the duration of the Olympics

Changing shirts for the duration of the Olympics

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To be fair, Pete Best might not have made it to the Ed Sullivan performance, but he did make a couple of million dollars off his contribution to the Beatles’ Anthology albums, and he’s gotten to outlive a couple of his ex-band mates, so he wins in the end.

Bill Finger didn’t even get a Google Doodle on his birthday, so sigh.

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Your Bonus Batman vs. the Beatles moments are fun-

First up:

batman 222

Behind this gorgeous Neal Adams cover is a story by Frank Robbins about Batman and Robin solving the mystery of Paul McCartney’s murder…using clues found on album covers.    Well…the murder of Saul Cartwright…I guess the editor wouldn’t let ‘em use the REAL Paul, as he wasn’t actually murdered.

batman and robin 13

This is a cover I did for Batman and Robin Adventures #13.  It came out around the same time as Beatles’ Anthology, so…

batman robin 13 interior

…the story revolved around Scarecrow using the Anthology broadcast to piggy back a fear frequency to America…we still weren’t allowed to use their real names, so I named Paul McCartney “Mike McGear” (an in-joke for Beatlesmaniacs, anyone know why?).

Basically, this Batman meets the Beatles thing has been going on for a while…

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For last week's special tribute to Debra Jane Shelly click here

For last week’s special tribute to Debra Jane Shelly click here

For the Bun Toon that started all this Bill Finger attention last month, click here

For the Bun Toon that started all this Bill Finger attention last month, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

Giving Comics The Finger Bun Toons! YAY!

Dance the Bat-Toonsi baby.

Let’s give the comics industry the Finger.

We’re coming up on an anniversary on Feb. 8th of this year.

That will mark the 100th Birthday of Milton (Bill) Finger, the REAL creator of Batman.

Mr. Gotham City hisself...

Mr. Gotham City hisself..

Now according to the official story, Batman was created by Bob Kane (and no one else) but most comic fans know that’s not the true story.  While there’s no doubt that Bob Kane did contribute something to the character of Batman (apparently he came up with the name), the overwhelming creative force behind the super-hero we all love was Bill Finger.

Without Bill writing the scripts and shaping the visuals, we don’t have Robin, Bruce Wayne, the Bat-cave, the Batmobile, the Penguin, Gotham City, the Signal, Commissioner Gordon, Alfred the Butler, Wayne Manor, the Batarang, Catwoman, the basic look and color scheme of the Batman costume, the Joker, The Riddler, The Scarecrow (as well as Green Lantern, Wildcat and a host of other characters!)

But Bob Kane, did, in fact, come up with the name…so let’s see….

BATMAN WITHOUT BILL lettered

This Feb 8th, you can do something to give the comics industry the Finger and give Bill his proper due.

Send a note to: proposals@google.com    — and suggest that Google give Bill Finger a Google-Doodle on his 100th anniversary.  Holy Justice, Batman, it would be spiffy!

For more about this subject, check out my friend Marc Tyler Nobleman’s blog….  Marc is a bit of an expert on the story of Bill Finger….he literally wrote the book on it!

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Some unseen pages from the book about Bill Finger that Marc and I did a while ago:  This two page sequence shows just a fraction of the stuff Finger created…

bills contribution

and here’s another unseen two page spread from the Bill Finger book…Marc didn’t like the image of Bill and Bob working together as his research suggested Bill didn’t hang around Bob Kane while Bob drew…and let’s be honest….Bob didn’t draw all that much.

batman vs toaster

You’ll have to get your own copy of the book “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman”  yourself to see that pages we finally went with for these sequences…

And please, go pester the Google people about Bill’s doodle.  It would make Batman proud.  The real one with the pointy ears and the blue cape.

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For last week's Bun Toon about Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon about Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, click here.

For the Bun Toon archive (going back decades, now!) click here

For the Bun Toon archive (going back decades, now!) click here

Holy Bat-Toons, Bunny-Man! YAY!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-BUN TOONS!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-BUN TOONS!

I am SO behind the deadline on my latest issue of Batman 66 that it would be immoral for me to devote any time to anything but drawing Batman today.  I love the Rabbit, but the Bat pays the bills.

So today, a few Batman themed Bun-Toons from yesteryear to bide the thronging legion of Bun Toons fans until I get a spare minute for this  year’s Christmas Bun Toon (coming soon!)

vs leviathan….of course, Batman can defeat any biblical creature, including Jesus.

dark knight rises….the one thing he cannot defeat is a second rate screenplay.

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elseworlds i'll doBatman Elseworlds was the very FIRST Bun Toon up on this site.  It’s been downhill ever since.

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batman at noon

 

From an idea by Dan Slott (name dropping bastard that I am).

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Sorry to be a re-run today, folks.  There’s a moment where I’d be cheating on my editor if I didn’t spend my day fighting the deadline.

Ya see, Mr. Chadwick?  I can be responsible?

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The Bonus:

I do kind of love my job.

I do kind of love my job.

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for last week's ACTUALLY original Bun Toon, click the brave astronaut above

for last week’s ACTUALLY original Bun Toon, click the brave astronaut above

For the Bun Toon archive (featuring Batman a few more times than today's offering might suggest!) click the fuzzy rodent above

For the Bun Toon archive (featuring Batman a few more times than today’s offering might suggest!) click the fuzzy rodent above

 

 

Filmation Bun Toons! Kind of Yay!

Lou Scheimer:  For decades, he brought joy to Saturday morning

I draw these Bun Toons on Saturday mornings.  I wonder where it was that I figured out that Saturday mornings belong to cartoons?

good bye lou large colour 5

There are millions of former kids who spent their entire Saturday mornings addicted to the TV shows that Lou Scheimer produced, scored, wrote (and occasionally performed voices for).    We lost Lou at the age of 85 yesterday, the day before his birthday today.

Darn it.

Too many shows to mention, and too many to include in this cartoon (I wanted a Tarzan, an Aquaman, the Teen Titans, Isis and a few others included but there was only so much room and so much time), but thanks for all of them.  Even the ones I didn’t like…because someone out there did.

I hope I leave one tenth that legacy.

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Your bonus moment is my favorite Lou Scheimer Filmation production that WASN’T animated…

SHAZAM

When I was a kid, this was the COOLEST thing I’d ever seen.  I was a HUGE Captain Marvel fan, and thought I was alone on the Earth.    Then Jackson Bostwick, Uncle Dudley and the Winnebago of Eternity arrived one weekend and made it all better.

Thanks again, Lou.

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Bonus BONUS Moment:

When I had the chance to write a Star Trek Miniseries for IDW a while back, one of the first things I asked was if I could include Lt. Arex, a member of the cast used ONLY in the Filmation Star Trek Series.   I pays my tributes when I can!

The beautiful artwork was by Steve Molnar, a delightfully skilled Canadian artist.  I only wrote the thing

The beautiful artwork was by Steve Molnar, I wrote the script, and sneaked my ST:TAS character Lt. Arex in there the first chance I could.  Hee hee.  Fanboy Ty Strikes!

MENTAL HEALTH LINK

For last week’s hospital related Bun Toon, click the sick rabbit above.

For the Bun Toons archive, click the healthy rabbit above.

For the Bun Toons archive, click the healthy rabbit above.

Because I Care Bun Toons! YAY!

I gave at the office, AND I give online.

I gave at the office, AND I give online.

The internet is usually a quiet place where people are calm and don’t overreact to things.  But this week, the comic fans on the web are up in arms about not getting something they want.  Since that never happens, I had no choice but to roll up my sleeves and pitch in…

BUN TOONS MAKES IT BETTER

It’s not missionary work, but it’s just as satisfying.

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For your fabulous Bonus, I give you the LAST time Batwoman was heading for the altar (and didn’t make it).

Batman_122Of course, the homosexual subtext was completely different back in the fifties.  I suppose we can blame Eisenhower.

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For last week's equally SEXUALLY charged Bun Toons, click above

For last week’s equally SEXUALLY charged Bun Toons, click above

For the Bun Toon archive, a hotbed of inter-gender activity, click the smutty rabbit above.

For the Bun Toon archive, a hotbed of inter-gender activity, click the smutty rabbit above.

Proud Father Bun Toons!

And for the record, my latest child runs a little more than a minute...

And for the record, my latest child runs a little more than a minute…

All children want their father to be proud of them -it’s a natural part of human development unless you have a father in show business ( and then you learn to cope with humiliation and shame the best you can).   But until you have your OWN kids, you don’t understand how important it is to have the respect of your offspring.

Last week, everything changed.

weird al bun toons websize

In my lifetime, I’ve had lunch with a Canadian Prime Minister, I’ve hugged a Beatle, I’ve shared a single with Alan Moore and I’ve been in a movie with Al Pacino.

Weird Al is the first time they’ve ever been actually impressed with me.

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First Bonus Moment:

Of course, I’m going to give you this…

NOW THE BONUS BONUS:  Weird Al’s association with the world of comics didn’t start with me, though.

weird al rogerio

The cover art to this, his first album, was drawn by “Rogerio”, a regular contributor to the South American editions of Mad Magazine.

weird al mad cover

Eventually, MAD’s Tom Richmond returned the favour.

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For last week's equally behind-the-scenes-of-my-glamorous-cartoonist-life Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s equally behind-the-scenes-of-my-glamorous-cartoonist-life Bun Toon, click here

For the Bun Toons Archive, click the Weird Ty Rabbit

For the Bun Toons Archive, click the Weird Ty Rabbit

NEW COMICS DAY

Today at your Local Comics Store, the latest issue (#16) of Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures with a cover by me. I’m pretty pleased with how this cover turned out:

detail

And online, you can get a copy of Batman 66 #4–I did the interior art for this issue, scripted by Jeff Parker. I actually did a happy dance when I first saw the colours for this, done by Wes Hartman. (Print version goes on sale in a month)

batman 66 emperor penguin pg 09

Race out to your Local Comics Store or your local computer and get your copy today!

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Funny Brutal Death Bun Toons! YAY!

Because death and tragedy are ALWAYS funny.

Because death and tragedy are ALWAYS funny.

WARNING: SPOILERS if you are NOT following the Batman titles at DC, I’m about to give away a HUUUGE plot element.

Seriously, you’ve been warned.

Have fun.

websize fileI know I’m not supposed to get all fanboy for a sitcom, but it’s been so long since Larry Sanders went off the air, and I get to get sucky-baby at the terrible mistreatment my favorite TV show has been suffering.

Whine over, we now return you to your regular internet.

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Here now, your BONUS Comic Book COMMUNITY moment:

kickpuncherFor those of us who got the COMMUNITY SEASON ONE DVD disc set, it comes with a free copy of KICKPUNCHER: THE COMIC BOOK, drawn by Jim Mahfood.  Can the worlds of Comics and Community get any sweeter?

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For last week's silly Bun Toon, click the trademark infringement above

For last week’s silly Bun Toon, click the trademark infringement above

for the BUN TOON archive, click the trademarked bunny above

for the BUN TOON archive, click the trademarked bunny above

Sketch Cover Commissions!

Chibi Wolverine

Ty has been asked a few times about doing commissions, and generally says no. But after posting some of the sketch covers he’s done recently, he was asked if he’d make it possible for out-of-town fans to get one…  As he was giving it some thought, he got to do a bunch for a one-day Toronto comic convention and enjoyed it enough that he decided–yes. Yes, he will!

L'il Spidey and L'il JJ

Okay, this is NOT a sketch cover. But it could have been!

Email Ty at tybunny AT gmail DOT com, if you would like a sketch cover. Please list your name, mailing address, and which blank sketch cover you would like. We have access to Batman, Deadpool, Thor, Uncanny Avengers, All New Xmen, and Fantastic Four (to the best of my knowledge). You can request characters, situation, etc. and Ty will let you know if he’s able to accommodate you.

**NEW**–I’ve checked and we also have access to The Hulk, Daredevil, The Defenders, Scarlet Spider, and Wolverine blank sketch covers.

Joker with a gun

Covers will be done in pencil, ink, archival quality markers, Prismacolours…more or less whatever Ty has to hand. They’ll be black and white, with some greytones and occasionally with red marker/ink.

The New Harley Costume.  As much as I love this character, I don't love the new costume, but what's more fun than a thirty pound whoopie cushion?  (I had reference for this costume, provided by the fan.  I'm not THAT good at working from memory).

A familiar idea that a fan asked me to reproduce for him.  Yes, it's flipped over...again that was a request.  I haven't drawn a Dark Claw cover yet that's not based on an existing cover, since the official cover was taken from a B:TAS promotional poster.

Ty is charging $45/Cdn for these covers (that will include the cost of the book which we purchase from our LCS). That’s for a maximum of two characters–if you ask for something complicated or with lots of characters, he may quote you a higher price. Ask for a quote for a full cover wrap.

grapple bats

Shipping will be  $4/Cdn shipping and handling to addresses in Canada; $5/Cdn shipping and handling to addresses in the USA.  (Anywhere else, email and we’ll figure it out and get back to you!) When Ty has confirmed with you that he’ll do the sketch cover, we’ll send you a PayPal Invoice. Books will be shipped in a comic bag between two backing boards, in a bubble-wrap envelope.

**NEW**  (AND…if you want to have your cover submitted to CGC, we actually have the ability to do that through a recognised representative. Let us know when you email, please. We would find out through the rep what extra costs and time that would add on to the commission)

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portrait of me by Ty.

Gotham City Bun Toons YAY!

I’m Bunny-Man, punks.

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the States, so statistically, no one is reading this. But I don’t Bun Toon for the readers, I do it for the man in my head who WON’T STOP YELLING AT ME!

Full confession:  This was a lovely idea Dan Slott suggested we try back while we were doing Batman Adventures together.  But since Dan and I are each doing a version of Spider-Man at the moment  (Dan writes Amazing, I do  Ulitimate  Adventures), it ain’t going to happen anywhere but here.  No one ever gets to hear about the Red Hood either, after what…almost ten years now?

So, ten years delayed gag from the Slott/ Templeton Batman Adventures Team.

Happy belated American Thanksgiving everyone.  Now, go buy Christmas gifts, you economic engines, you.

Oh, and see you all at INDUSTRY NIGHT and the ONE DAY CONVENTION tomorrow.  SEE HERE for details.

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Here now, your BONUS “Batman is frightened of the light” MOMENT.

Because this death trap has to be generating thirty or forty watts of pure power.

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For last week’s equally daytime-related comedy, click above.

For an archive or previous Bun Toon, going back years, click the Bunny.