Today we Celebrate Killer Rabbits!

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(Squishing noise)

No words today.

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If you’ve not heard, yesterday it was announced that Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a form of degenerative aphasia that is robbing him of his ability to understand language, both written and spoken. So, I wanted to express how much I loved him in language-free pictures, because Terry’s comedy was ALWAYS about energy and visuals, far more than it was about language.  It’s why he’s a terrific film director, and perhaps the bravest clown of the 20th Century.  I never saw Jerry Lewis play the organ naked.

You occupy a percentage of my brain, Mr. Jones.  And most of my heart.  Needed to say it.

And if there’s anyone out there who knows him primarily from Python, but hasn’t watched Terry’s endless hours of history programming from the BBC and History Channel, you’ve got something wonderful to look forward to now that I’ve just told you about it.  Go find it online.

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There’s a number of delightful intersections between the Pythons and comic books.  Probably my favourite is the Neal Adams-illustrated scene from THE LIFE OF BRIAN that was written, but not filmed, and then drawn by Neal.  It’s not online, (I’ve tried to find it), but it was originally found in the oversized BRIAN book that was available around the time the movie was in theatres.  Funniest comic book story every written.

Another fortuitous intersection betwixt the worlds of British Comedy and American Comics came when John Cleese was in America back in the early Sixties, performing with the Cambridge Follies, and took a quickie weekend gig, working with a young cartoonist named Terry Gilliam. who needed an actor to pose for a silly comic book story Terry was working on for HELP magazine, edited by comic book legend, Harvey Kurtzman!

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I kid you not. This is one of the meetings that leads to the creation of Monty Python, and COMIC BOOKS WERE THERE!!


PS:  Happy Birthday Mom.

And it’s also NATIONAL RABBIT DAY (seriously look it up), but I don’t want to brag.

 

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For last week’s BUN TOON, click the friendly looking cartoon above.

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For the Bun Toon Archive, oh, I know it needs updating, but life goes by in a hurry, right?  CLICK HERE

 

On the Other Hand Bun Toons! YAY!

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Wait, I’m a rabbit…it’s on the other PAW.

I’ve been out of town, running from convention to convention, and spent some time in them United States of America.  While I was there I caught a bit of US Cable TV.  What a treat.

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If it weren’t for the fate of the free world, life and death and all that, the American News is funny as hell.  Well, it’s not funny if you’re relying on it for news.

 

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Today is BATMAN Day, according to all the best calendars.

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Holy Bloated Feeling of Fullness, Batman!

It’s just a little thing, but on this Batman Day, I can hint at the idea that I’m officially visiting Gotham City for a quick little project coming up soon.  More details when I’m allowed to share ’em, but it’s nice to be back in a corner of the comics universe I consider home.  See you in Crime Alley!

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Don’t forget to visit our Kickstarter page for “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”, my fun Trek meets Seuss project with the legendary DAVID GERROLD. Still a few days left!!

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For the last Bun Toon (three weeks ago!  Holy Convention Season Absenteeism!) Click here!

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For the Bun Toon Archives, click here

 

Happy Star Trek Fiftieth! YAY!

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I’m not a rabbit.  I’m a Vulcan.  This is entirely irrational.

It’s Star Trek’s FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY this weekend, and I’m in PORTLAND at a comic convention.  I can’t be here with you again live at the Bun Toon, but I’m raising money for the Hero Initiative, so my conscience is clear.  I’d just be Tooning about what a jackass Trump is, so we’re spared that at least.

Instead, another Star Trek Related Bun Toon from some time past.  This one from the day after Leonard Nimoy died, and I had to digest the information in cartoon form.

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Since I was a little boy, fifty years ago, Star Trek has taken over about 10 percent of my brain and about a third of my heart, and I couldn’t be happier to be both a Trekkie fan, and a creator (occasionally) of Trek comic books.

This is the best franchise, with the best fans in all of Pop Culture.

The word is given.

More information about my latest Trek-adjacent, comic book-adjacent project, (Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go) click HERE.

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The Convention Season will be over shortly, and I’ll be back to Bun Tooning as regular as an old man scarfing down prune smoothies next week, I promise!

Ty the Guy OUT!

 

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Presented without comment.  But this was a real thing.

Seuss Trek Wednesday!

I’m dropping in for a moment to share a couple more fun moments of Trekkieness here at the Bunny Factory.

First up, a sketch cover I did at the convention this weekend.  A fan got a Shatner signature on a blank Star Trek cover, and asked me to fill in the space above it with a portrait of Kirk and his ship above.  I get asked to do likenesses a lot in my work a lot (Mad Magazine, Batman 66, Dexter, Star Trek) but it’s never as easy to a good likeness sitting at a convention floor working from a little phone-google image of the celeb.  Fortunately, the fan brought with him a nice big shot of Shatner’s handsome mug, and it turned out okay.

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Second:  We sold a few copies of David Gerrold’s TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES book, (the one with the all-new Tybunny cover art) at the convention….but we only had the softcover version at our table, and no one got to see the FULL wraparound cover that included Koloth bathing in the vile, barking, headless rats (his words, not mine).  Well, since I drew six zillion tribbles, and my devoted wife coloured six zillion tribbles, you have to see them all six zillion tribbles.

 

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so there.

And it’s nice to announce that my latest Star Trek-adjacent project (with oft mentioned Trek Legend David Gerrold), “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”  is gangbustering its way around Kickstarter.

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But like all things Kickstarter-y, we need  your help to feed the beast (and yes, I’m referring to my teenage children).  If you’re hoping to see the love child of a Grinch and a Horta, or ever wondered how Thing One and Thing Two would deal with the Prime Directive, this is the book for you.

Check out the details HERE.

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I’m drawing a cover that features the Bat-Eared Fellow this week, and promoting my Star Trek project, so of course the Bonus Moment is…

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FanExpo Canada: SUNDAY

And so begins the end… Last Day! Today will run 10am to 5pm and it will be BUSY! I’ve got a few things scheduled and it’s my last chance to scour all the dollar bins and make sure I haven’t missed anything magical.

At 1:00pm, I will be part of GrokSpock, a live reading of Star Trek:  Wrath of Khan. We have our usual GrokSpock crew with a surprise guest:  actor/screenwriter/voice actor David Hayter (my kid who goes by the nickname “Snake” for his standup gigs, is very excited about this!). Will post the room number as soon as I find it…

At 2:15, I will run to Room 715 for COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP:  How to write a story someone will want to read. (If you can’t make the workshop or would like to take my entire course  called HOW TO WRITE COMICS, there are still a few spaces open. Info is HERE.)

Then, I’m back to P57. Come find me there…  Keiren will be keeping my sketch list, and selling my sketchcovers and copies of The World of Star Trek and The Trouble with Tribbles, both by David Gerrold with covers by me.

In honour of today’s GrokSpock reading, a memory of the very first one we did:

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And, of course…don’t forget the Kickstarter for Oh, The Places You’ll Boldy Go! Click on the Enterprise-like ship to go to the link:

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FanExpo Canada: SATURDAY

Day Three! We can do this! 10am – 7pm, I’ll be back at P57. Won’t be there the whole time as I’ll leave to do a panel on

From the Screen to the Page:  Comic Book Adaptations, Room 714 at 11:30.

I’ll be speaking from my experience writing a Star Trek mini (Missions End), drawing and writing Batman Adventures and now…drawing a parody of Star Trek meets Dr Seuss for the Kickstarter project, Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! (see what I did there?). For info on the Kicktarter, click on a tribble:

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I’m not doing a new Bun Toon today as I’m busy with the convention but luckily, I have Bun Toon’d about Trek before:

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FanExpo Canada: FRIDAY

Once again, I’ll be back sitting at P57 (changed from what’s in the program) today, 10am – 7pm! Doesn’t look like I have any panels or workshops scheduled today, so I’ll be at my table (unless I can sneak away and find some dollar bins! I’ve got a long list of comics I need to find to finish off some mini-series so I can finally read ’em!).

I have a commissions list and a pile of sketchcovers I’ve done.

I will have The World of Star Trek for sale,

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and The Trouble with Tribbles,

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And so much more!

And remember…to check out the Kickstarter for Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! You can click on Spock or McCoy to get there:

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