Tag Archives: Kirby

Memory Tricks Bun Toons! What?

Again?  I did one of these yesterday?

Again? I did one of these yesterday?

Didja read yesterday’s Bun Toon?  Didja?

It’s up there as a link to yesterday.  Read that and then come back and read this:

memory tricks websize coloursEnhanced Honesty Plus.  It’s not just for American Media any more.

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Your Bonus Moment isn’t a happy one… A Bun Toon from a little over a year ago…

neighbourhood watchmen

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For last week's haunting Bun Toon (co-created with the wife!), click here

For last week’s haunting Bun Toon (co-created with the wife!), click here

For the Archive (Yes, it needs updating!) click here.

For the Archive (Yes, it needs updating!) click here.

Thankful Bun Toons! (Featuring Jack Kirby!) YAY!

It’s Thanksgiving Sunday in Canada. We do it first, and we do it best.

Today is the day we sit back and give thanks whilst devouring birds and hogs across this fine land (or steamed legumes for our less fortunate, vegetarian brothers and sisters).

It’s not celebrating a past dinner with local natives, or  Canada or anything in particular, but it allows us all to take a moment and be thankful for things.  Me, I’m thankful for art – from the defining genius and courage of Picasso, to the instinctive genius of Jack Kirby, I thank the universe for it all the art it sends my way.

And that got me thinking.  Who was the true KING ARTIST of the long-gone  20th Century?   I can’t decide between Kirby and Picasso, and today we get to hear what they thought of EACH OTHER.

This special Bun Toon is comprised entirely of actual quotations found in different interviews with both Jack Kirby and Pablo Picasso, when the subject of their counterpart came up in the conversation.

I’m also thankful for modern medicine and Big Bird, no matter what his ultimate fate may be.   But I only have time to Bun Toon about one of my favourite things.

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And now, your TWO (2) AMAZING Kirby/Picasso BONUS moments:

No.#1:

Because the internet has one of everything on it.

The above Picasso/Thor image came from here.  Go look, there’s a ton more super-hero Picasso works over there.

#2

ACTUAL COMICS BY PICASSO:

Panel six is where Lucy pulls the football away.  Click on it to enlarge.

(And hey, if anyone wants to re-post The Bun Toon above, do me a favour, and link back here instead of just posting the full toon…the joke needs the prose  intro to set up the joke properly.  

Thanks,

Saving-my punchline-Ty!)

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For last week’s Swiftian Satire Bun Toon, click here.

For Every Bun Toon Ever (though I think the last couple of links need putting up) click the lazy rabbit above

More Unseen Batman Adventures Rejected Covers!

Ol’ Batman has been hovering around my drawing board this week, as I’m doing portraits of Bob Kane and Bill Finger all day long for the Finger project.  But since I’m rummaging through the Gotham City wing of my studio anyway, I dug out some unused designs sketches for past Batman Adventures covers that were cruelly rejected…and since I’ve been encouraged to toss these unseen bits of nonsense up on the blog in the past, I’m going to do just that, because that’s my way.   If people like it, this may be the first of many such posts.

These thumbnails were for Batman And Robin Adventures #7.   I don’t recall why these first two ideas were turned back.  It might be that Batman was too small on either of them…

Or it might have been the live gunfire, or smoking guns on the covers, I do recall that the policy about guns was pretty strict.

Unless you were pointing the gun at a wooden puppet, then it was okay.  Still they rejected this one as well, but I do recall that I was encouraged to go back to this theme and try another angle of this idea.  Aiming the gun at the puppet was fine.

The final sketch that was approved.  This might have been the first of many covers editor Scott Peterson said yes to, that didn’t have Batman on them at all.  As I look over the run of many dozens of issues, it’s odd how many don’t have Batman on the cover.   I love that openness in an editor.

You’ll notice how little changed from the original little sketch to the final art.  I was so happy with the big bold lines on the sketch (originally three and half inches by five inches high!), that I blew it up and light-tabled it at 10 x 15.   That was a pretty common trick for me, to keep the simple look of the designs.

So do you agree with the editor?  Did we do the right one?

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Here now, your BONUS rejected cover moment:

This is the ORIGINAL cover to Amazing Fantasy #15, drawn by Steven Ditko, and rejected by Stan Lee, who asked Jack Kirby to re-design the image into the famous cover we know today.   Which looks like this:

…in case you’ve never seen it.