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Sticky Bun Toons?

Ooh, look at the big shot, so BUSY with work.

Ooh, look at the big shot, so BUSY with work.

I’m in the “so-late-with-my-latest-Marvel-project” zone that the clocks do nothing but terrify me, and have to spend the weekend catching up….(I want to have a job next month, you know.)

So…the Bun Toon had to be drawn in Stick Figure form this week, just to save time.

stick figure webcomic b

Of course, with the idea being that this was supposed to SAVE me time, the Jack Kirby and Frank Miller mock-ups took me EXACTLY as long as most Bun Toons do….sigh.

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Of course, your Bonus Moment is the greatest Stick Figure Comic of all time:

Larry Marder's Beanworld has been flying the Stick Figure Freak Flag since the 80s!

Larry Marder’s Beanworld has been flying the Stick Figure Freak Flag since the 80s!

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For last week's Bun Toon,  click the plump, fully rendered family of rabbits above. (PS:  It involves a free cartoon I wrote!!!)

For last week’s Bun Toon, click the plump, fully rendered family of rabbits above. (PS: It involves a free animated cartoon I wrote that you can watch here at Bun Toons Central!!!)

For The Bun Toon Archive, click the happy singing pastry.

For The Bun Toon Archive, click the happy singing pastry.

Happy Healthy Bun Toons! YAY!

Follow my advice, and like me, you'll live forever!

Follow my advice, and like me, you’ll live forever!

I’m nothing if not generous with helpful tips on how to make it as a big shot funny book artist such as myself.   Over the years I’ve shared the behind-the- scenes down low on who to pay off, who to give back rubs to, and who to smear with pudding.  I’ve taught you how to clean your brush, how to use your brush, and how to prepare your brush with a nice cheese sauce when the publisher never pays you.

Come with me once more, as the Bun Toons reveal…

healthy secrets of the pros

I’d have more to say on the subject, but I need to pee, and it’s up a flight of stairs.

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Now, here’s your BONUS:

strength and fitness marvel style

Not a hoax.  Not an imaginary tale.  Marvel published this in the late Seventies (I think, don’t make me get my copy and read the indicia).  Anyone want to see a mid-Seventies Luke Cage do squat thrusts?  Show of hands…?

luke cage squats

Ah, I showed you anyway, and now you’re stuck with the image.

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For last week's long-past-the-freshness-date San Diego Bun Toon, click the cheerful rabbit above

For last week’s long-past-the-freshness-date San Diego Bun Toon, click the cheerful rabbit above

for the Bun Toon archive, click the equally pleased bunny up there

for the Bun Toon archive, click the equally pleased bunny up there

Quantum and Woody, behind the scenes DVD extra!

I’ve been having a blast working on the Quantum and Woody webcomic microseries. Two week’s ago, I got to indulge myself in making up silly Hollywood blockbusters we could imagine that the guys had starred in. They were only a small part of the page, not the focus of the script, and teeny tiny to see on the digital version, so I thought I’d post them here as I was pretty pleased with them.

The cast lists, the producers names, etc….I obviously grabbed from existing movie posters to make ‘em look authentic (they’re too small to read in the printed versions, thus we’re safe from litigious shysters), so don’t go expecting Jerry Seinfeld to be playing Woody any time soon…but I think Ryan Gosling has signed on.  He’s having a bad year.

siamese heroes

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asteroid broncos*

cheerleader jocks*

explosion town*

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Today’s Bonus is a tricky one:  Click HERE to get it.

 

Summer Blockbuster Bun Toons! YAY!

The webcomic is free, but we make our money on the popcorn and soda

The webcomic is free, but we make our money on the popcorn and soda

Hollywood relies on the summer blockbuster as an integral part of their fiscal year.  Without the hundreds of millions worth of income the summer brings the studios, there would be no money left for the budgets of next year’s miserable bombs.  So if you want any more Green Lanterns or John Carters to be made, you have to see this year’s crap to give them the liquidity.

But for those who just want to watch the cream of the crop, don’t worry, I’ve reviewed EVERY summer comic book movie, before any of them have come out.  How can I do it?

I have mystic powers…

movie predictions rev

I know all…I see all…if only Hollywood came to me first, we could save everyone a lot of trouble.

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When it comes to Comic Book based movies, there is only ONE possible bonus moment:

When one considers the high quality talent associated with this film, it's almost against science that this film is so, so, so bad.

If one considers the high quality talent associated with this film, it’s almost against the laws of physics that this film is so, so, so genuinely awful.

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For last week's Lois Lane at 75 Bun Toon, click the fun lettering above

For last week’s Lois Lane at 75 Bun Toon, click the fun lettering above

For the Bun Toon archive, please click the bunny with the bun

For the Bun Toon archive, please click the bunny with the bun

Holy Bun Toons, Batman!

And I spake, verily, saying, Hoo Hah!"

And I spake, verily, saying, “Hoo Hah!”

A while back, I did a series of battles between mythical characters that rarely get to duke it out.  Superman vs. Jesus — Professor X vs. Professor Darwin —  Hulk vs. The Buddha —  and The Spectre vs. Steven Hawking, just to name just a few.  Many were declared winner, and many went down in defeat.

It’s time for the play-offs.

jesus buddha websize

My god, this is getting exciting.

What’s next in the quarter finals?!?  Batman vs. Bugs Bunny?  Obelix vs. Ma Kent?  The possibilities are endless, except that’s about all I have left from the list, so it’s not that endless after all.

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL EPIC STRUGGLES! Click on ‘em to read the Bun Toon Battles of Yore!

superman vs jesus link

batman vs leviathan link

hulk vs buddha link

asterix tintin

aunt may

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In the spirit of Zen, I shall give you all a bonus moment.  And then another moment that is not a bonus, but instead will be an extra moment.

Everyone who understood that, clap with one hand.

First, from England’s late, lamented WASTED Magazine, a page from Alan Grant’s chemically inspired “TALES OF THE BUDDHA”, starring Kid Buddha and his pal, Jesus.

tales of the buddha

Jesus, Buddha and maryjane –  It’s not just something you shout when you stub your toe at the United Nations.

And now, your extra moment.

jesus and buddha on vacationThe title of this manga roughly translates to “Jesus and Buddha on Vacation”.  And it takes place in Tokyo, apparently.  And Jesus has way better hair for scoring the ladies in Tokyo, that’s clear from the cover.

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And now an extra, extra, bonus moment.

mad mad mad world

I first encountered Jonathan Winters on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show.  He came on and just talked to the audience in the studio, riffing off whatever they said to him, and was the funniest damn thing I’d ever seen at the age of ten.  As I grew up, I found he got funnier and that there was more going on than the silly voices and the insane characters that would pop up and down like an MPD wack-a-mole game.  He was a true subversive, and had a cynical point of view, buried in the lunacy.

And he played it like jazz.  A comic who could swing like Dizzy, man.

The world lost a few dozen people when it lost Jonathan Winters.  A number of them are portrayed on this magnificent cover by the great Jack Davis.  I have this album, and I’m going to put it on.

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With all the links I've put up this week, I'll bet you're ignoring this link to last week's Bun Toon.  Go ahead, I don't mind.

With all the links I’ve put up this week, I’ll bet you’re ignoring THIS link to last week’s Robin-centric Bun Toon. Go ahead, Click it, and see if I care.

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The link to the Bun Toon archive.  Last link of the day, everyone into the pool!

The link to the Bun Toon archive. Last link of the day, everyone into the pool!

Not Yet Easter Sunday Bun Toons! YAY!

Not a re-run, but a preview

Not a re-run, but a preview

Tomorrow is BUNNY DAY in Mega City 1, and so the tradition is to put the Easter Toon up on Easter Sunday.  But Saturday is Bun Toon Day, and so we offer up the Easter Toons from yesteryear, to keep your Bun Toon Jones at bay for 24 hours.  See ya with the new one tomorrow, bright and early.

Here’s the Ghost of Easters Past.

websize bunny fight

All us rabbits bow to the master.  We consider Bugs to be our Branjelina, just by himself.

And last year, I revealed my secret BFF…

easter bunny confidential websize

See you tomorrow for a BRAND NEW Bunny Toon in celebration of our special day.

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Here now your BONUS Animal Based Comic Book Moment:

animal rights comics

The “Badger” in the credits here is not a character, but Mark Badger, who, along with author Joyce Brabner (Harvey Pekar’s widow), do a regular comic book about animal rights…which includes an anti-vivisection message for lovers of bunnies!

Speaking of anti-vivisection and loving bunnies…I will be spending my Easter Sunday protesting a well known Canadian cosmetics company with a corporate headquarters in Mississauga (where I live), specifically BECAUSE it’s recently come out that they still use rabbits in their labs.  SHAME on them, and I’ll be shouting that for most of my day tomorrow.   I’ll bring back photos and post ‘em on the blog next week!  We bunnies stick together!  PROTEST ROAD TRIP!

For last week's RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Bun Toon, click Candy Crowley's giant head

For last week’s RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Bun Toon, click Candy Crowley’s giant head

for the COMPLETE archive of past Bun Toons, click the star of Bunny Day above

for the COMPLETE archive of past Bun Toons, click the star of Bunny Day above

Vast and Flat Bun Toons! YAY!

Dedicated to Wil Wheaton, for reasons that will become obvious...

Dedicated to Wil Wheaton, for reasons that will become obvious…

I have it on solid authority, that this was the ORIGINAL plan for the character…

spiderman of the prairies websize

I promised this one a few months back, and it took me that long to draw it.  Blades of wheat are time consuming.

I’m not drawing Aquaman of the Sahara, though.  We all know the lucky bastard will find a bathtub or something.  That’s how it always goes with him.

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Here now, your BONUS Spider-Man of the Prairies moment:

cowboy spidey

Yeee-hah!  I WISH that was a real Spider-Man action figure, but it’s a custom, made by BILL’S CUSTOMS (a man clearly dedicated to customizing the super-hero world, as you can see HERE or by clicking the image above.)  As a former Prairie resident-in-law, thanks for that little bit of bronco ridin’ web-slingin’ fun, Bill!

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For last week's Controversial Bun Toon about Controversial Orson Scott Card writing Superman Controversially, click above.

For last week’s Controversial Bun Toon about Controversial Orson Scott Card writing Superman Controversially, click above.

for the Bun Toon archive, click the controversial bunny.

for the Bun Toon archive, click the controversial bunny.

In case you care, today's Bun Toon is a sequel to a Bun Toon from last year...

In case you care, today’s Bun Toon is a sequel to a Bun Toon from last year…