Tag Archives: Superman

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….

Who’s Number Two? YAY!

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NUMBER #2

Ah, the silver medal.  As Jerry Seinfeld once said, “Of all the losers, they came in first”.

The loser’s winner this year is another Superman related entry on the Bun Toon countdown…or at least a Kal-el related entry, because I’m not sure I ever saw Superman in this story.

But an alien named Kal-el?  Sure…

(Spoilers for the MAN OF STEEL MOVIE coming up).

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I confused people with this review, as I’m still approached by folks who think I hated the movie.  I didn’t hate the movie, I actually rather liked it.  I thought it was an excellent alien-first-contact movie with a race of super-powered monsters…(Kal-el being one of ‘em).   I can’t wait for the sequel where Batman and Wonder Woman try to beat the hell out of the alien menace flying around Earth named “Superman”.  I’d be scared poopless of this xeno-disaster and I’ll be rooting for Bat-Fleck to take him down.

None of that means I didn’t like the movie.  It’s just not a Superman movie.

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The Bun-Toon-as-Movie-Review up top was delightfully well received by the internet.  The Bun-Toon-as-Game-Piece was not.

During the San Diego Comic Convention weekend, I published a Bingo card for convention attendees to fill out.  The winner won something, I don’t recall what…because no one played.  So no one won.

I’m taking my game and going back home.

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We had thousands of cards printed up and distributed through FedEx.  It cost us tens of thousands of dollars.  We had to take a second mortgage on the house, and now I greatly regret it.  The prize would have bankrupted me, though.  I think it was a new car, so there’s that, I suppose.

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Since it’s my countdown, and we’ve already done the second best and the second worst, I’m tossing in a BONUS Bun Toon:  This was a follow up to the MAN OF STEEL review a couple of weekends later.  I figured since Man of Steel made mad bank, there would be imitators.

Very slight MAN OF STEEL Spoilers…

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In truth, I just wanted to reprint that horrifying Lucy-pulls-the-football panel again.  I love showing off that I could have drawn the Peanuts strip for the last five years and no one would have known, well except for all the blood.

My son likes that I made the dad on Family Circus say a doody-word.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Bun Toon #4 of 2013! YAY!

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Number #4!

Everyone knows that first is gold, second is silver, and third is bronze, but how many knew that fourth was Coca-Cola?  It’s why athletes refuse the prize because all that corn syrup is bad for a body in training.

We continue our annual look back at the triumphs and failures of Bun Toon with an entry celebrating the 75th anniversary of ACTION COMICS #1 and comicdom’s greatest, non-flying, Golden Age, female, DC character who isn’t Ma Hunkle.  Screw Clark and Superman, they get all the media attention…this is…

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I still have a crush on Margot Kidder, Teri Hatcher, Phyllis Coates, and Erica Durance.  Noel Neill looked too much like Lucille Ball for my tastes, and as far as I know, there haven’t been any other Lois Lanes except in the cartoons and funny books.

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As I just said, it doesn’t matter the name of the actor playing the character of Lois Lane, I love ‘em all.

Actors, and stage names, was the subject of the following ALL-TRUE-TALE of the Bunny, but it scored nary a blip on the internet radar when I revealed this hidden moment from my life last fall.  If I had thrown Lois or Superman into the narrative, it would have been BIG, I tells ya BIG!

But then it wouldn’t have been TRUE.

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I think this one didn’t do any traffic because I skimped on the title lettering.  Lesson learned:  Always use a Comicraft font for the titles.  People flock to good lettering.

I’ll see you here again tomorrow for the #3 most popular Bun Toon of 2013, and the third least successful entry, BOTH of which feature Superman, except for one of them.  (Well neither, really, but I understand marketing and you won’t come back if I say they were cartoons about lesbians.)

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Bandwagon Bun Toons!

Can I hop on?  I'll follow the trend...

Can I hop on the trend?

Okay.  So the MAN OF STEEL movie is making serious bank.  Obviously, there’s a public out there hungry for a cynical, terrifying Superman.

No one’s stupid enough to ignore that audience.  So…

websizeOf course, we need David S. Goyer and a production company to make the money off these ideas…but there’s gold in there, Jerry!  GOLD!

And I think I want that Family Circus panel as a T-Shirt.

By the way, just so there’s no confusion.  I actually liked the MAN OF STEEL movie…

Ty the Guy OUT!

DC Comics is already ahead of the trend of the parent company.  This is from a recent World’s Finest, apparently.

Next: Aquaman drowns Wonder Woman.

Next: Aquaman drowns Wonder Woman.  COOL.

Optimism and honour in our heroes is SO 20th Century.

Discuss.

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For last week’s Bun Toon, a Tribute to Kim Thompson, click the happy ‘coon.

For the Bun Toon archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon archive, click here.

For the Man Of Steel Bun Toon Review, click here

For the Man Of Steel Bun Toon Review, click here

Great Krypton Bun Toons! YAY!

Hop, hop...and AWAY!

Hop, hop…and AWAY!

So, I saw the Man of Steel yesterday with my 13 year old son.

And I asked him, as we were walking out of the theatre, “What did you think?  Did you like it?”

And he said, “I don’t know.”

That’s kind of my reaction…(Slight spoilers ahead)

WEBSIZE MAN OF STEEL REVIEWThe cast (except for Amy Adams, who is preposterously mis-cast as Lois Lane) is uniformly great.  The direction is fantastic, the special effects magnificent.  The battle sequences are the most spectacular super-fights ever put to film.  Better, even, than the Avengers.

But it’s all in service of a movie that is geared to make you think Superman is a hateful, selfish, homicidal dick.  The last scene of the movie is Superman needlessly destroying expensive government property, just to be an asshole about it to an American general.

Why make a Superman movie that insists you be terrified and resentful of the stand-offish alien Superman?  Why make a Superman movie in which he NEVER DOES ANYTHING HEROIC?!?!

(BIG SPOILER: move the cursor over the text:  The bad guys are defeated by human beings, Superman is just there to destroy Metropolis).

The mind reels.

Other than THAT, it’s a good movie.  Like THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL meets GODZILLA….only Superman is both Gort and Godzilla in that scenario.

Sigh.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Your BONUS moment involves the story of how I got the pants.

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For last week's somewhat SUPERMAN-inspired satire, click the hastily drawn image above

For last week’s somewhat SUPERMAN-inspired satire, click the hastily drawn image above

for the Bun Toon archive, which features many Superman related posts, click here

for the Bun Toon archive, which features many Superman related posts, click here

Research material for your weekend movie watching

So, it sounds like all the people who haven’t already seen Man of Steel are gearing up to see it tonight or tomorrow. I’ve seen LOTS of comments from people I know–and I’m impressed that the opinions are completely divided. People either hate it with a fiery passion or they’ve already bought tickets to see it for a third time.

DON’T tell me any spoilers, and plot points or…well, anything, as I’m planning to see it tomorrow with my youngest son. I’ve heard it’s a “Superman for our times” or “a Superman movie for people who weren’t Superman fans.”  Until I get to see it and have my own opinions, I thought I’d post some research material showing what I know about the character of Superman up until today, courtesy of past Bun Toons.

First up, the man himself:

Superman in Four Panels

 

And the woman herself:

lois in four panels websizeAnd lastly, I made my own predictions as to how the summer’s box office would go–we’ll see in a couple of days how right I was:

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Ty the Guy

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Bonus moments of superhero goodness!

My kids have always been superhero fans and showed it at an early age.

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Superboy Taylor and Superbaby Sean

and, much like their dad, they didn’t always worry about whether they liked the guy everyone else liked:

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Kellam in Blueface. Hallowe’en 1999, with Bunny Taylor and TyBunny

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And your Bonus bonus moment:

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Click HERE to go to “Superman vs. Jesus vs. Halloween”

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Lois Lane Turns 75 Bun Toons! YAY

Now that she's old enough to need glasses, does she recognize herself in the mirror?

Now that she’s old enough to need glasses, does she recognize herself in the mirror?

It’s been a Superman celebration with his 75th anniversary of first publication this week.  Some are elated, some are annoyed the heirs to the Siegel and Shuster families have been left out of this celebration.  Some are annoyed that Lois Lane has been left out of the celebration, as it’s her anniversary, too!  I assume that’s because it’s impolite to point out a woman’s advanced age.

But I’m happy to point the Bun Toon at Superman’s main supporting character.

Mostly because my wife made me.

Here, now…

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I didn’t mention that she once adopted a Kryptonian boy, dated Superman’s father Jor-el, and Luthor, and Batman, and Perry White’s son, and she once turned into a giant insect for a while, because you didn’t need to know that.

Happy Anniversary Lois.  

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Lots of Bonus Moments today!

Lois Lane has a small importance around Ty Templeton’s Art Land!  She was the subject of our very first post, some years back now: The TOP SEVEN S&M BONDAGE COVERS OF LOIS LANE.

Click here to enjoy the TOP SEVEN BONDAGE COVERS OF LOIS LANE...SERIOUSLY!

Click here to enjoy the bondage you never knew you’d missed as a child.

AND…since it’s 4/20, and we’re obsessively dedicated to inebriation in all it’s illegal forms, might we suggest you click onto the following cultural essay: THE TOP TEN POT-HEADS IN COMIC BOOKS!

Click here if you have a prescription from a doctor for medical use.

Click here if you have a prescription from a doctor for medical use.

On Wednesday, we said our own personal “happy anniversary” to Superman.

Click here to celebrate Superman's birthday with the drunken Sitcom star

Click here to celebrate Superman’s birthday with a drunken Sitcom star

And of course, there’s the usual links to those BUN TOON things I do from time to time…

For last week's philosophically challenging Bun Toon, click the men of peace above

For last week’s philosophically challenging Bun Toon, click the men of peace above

For the Bun Toon Archive, click the Singing Pastry

For the Bun Toon Archive, click the Singing Pastry