LAST WEEK on the ‘net: April 7 – April 13 2014

TUESDAY APRIL 8

Kevin Smith escribe Batman 66 Meets the Green Hornet from Shinobi News

MARVEL ANNOUNCES ORIGINAL SIN COMPANION MINI-SERIES from BRUTAL GAMER

Batman ’66 Puts the Biff, Bam Pow Back Into Comics from SOUND on SIGHT

WEDNESDAY APRIL 9

April Previews: Part 1 from BIG B COMICS

THURSDAY APRIL 10

Comic Book Culture feat. Ty Templeton at the Comic Book Lounge from COMIC BOOK LOUNGE + GALLERY

THE WALKING DEAD HERO INITIATIVE GALLERY from READTHEWALKINGDEAD.com

Original Sins #1 & #2 Of All-New Marvel Now Companion Series Announced & Headlined By Young Avengers With Thane Son Of Thanos & Others! from Comics nexus

FRIDAY APRIL 11

April 2014 DC Comics Diamond Previews Review from BOOK FAIR COMICS BLOG

 

 

 

 

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The FINAL confession of crazy: UFO BUN TOONS part 3! YAY

Bleep blorp.  Take me to your leader...

Bleep blorp. Take me to your leader…

For those who have been following this gripping tale of mystery and suspense, I send you instantly to part three.  For newbies to this thrill-o-rama ride of remembrance, click here for part one and here for part two. Ive always wanted to tell you guys 3 Over the years, I have had many conversations about this event, and I cannot stress enough that I did not misinterpret something, or get confused by an easily identifiable balloon, helicopter or smudge on my glasses.  If all of this had happened to someone else, I likely wouldn’t believe it.

Ty the Guy OUT (of this WORLD!)

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it's astounding how accurate this comics are

It’s astounding how accurate these comics were.

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Do what it says.

Do what it says.

for the Bun Toon archive, including many true stories that defy belief, though many are true...click here

for the Bun Toon archive, including many true stories that defy belief…click here

To The Batcave!!

Last Saturday, The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery hosted a release party for the first hardcover collection of Batman ’66 comics. There were cosplayers, friends and fans. Tyrone Biljian, Director of The Joe Shuster Awards, brought his collection of Batman ’66 memorabilia:

Tyrone with his collection

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

 

which is how I came to find myself sitting beside Shakespeare’s head:

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

Much thanks to Kevin Boyd, owner/manager of The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery,  for organizing and hosting this event.

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

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Your bonus Batman ’66 Release Party footage! Comic Book Culture came to the event and filmed a video of the event, interviewing me and owner Kevin Boyd. Click the following to be taken to YouTube:

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Comic Book Culture Featuring Ty Templeton

 

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Counting down the days until ECCE and…

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It’s only a little over a month until Keiren and I fly off to Moncton NB for the one day East Coast Comic Expo. We’re both excited to be guests at the convention, and looking forward to visiting Moncton for the first time ever. (Except for the part where there’s a plane. I am not looking forward to that part. -Keiren) But…before the con, I will be teaching a three day version of my workshop, PENCILING THE PAGE:  Layouts for comics–the language of storytelling with pictures

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The workshop is being co-presented by the ECCE and by McKenzie College , with the latter hosting it. If you’re on the east coast and interested in taking the workshop, click the link HERE and register. Although this will be a bigger class than I teach in Toronto, space is limited, and it’s first-come first-served.

Ty 

LAST WEEK on the ‘net: March 24 – March 30 2014

MONDAY MARCH 24

Adam Graham’s Reviews > Showcase Presents: Booster Gold from goodreads

TUESDAY MARCH 25

Soliciting Multiversity: DC’s Top 10 for June 2014 from MULTIVERSITY COMICS

THURSDAY MARCH 27

Superhero Comics for Kids from Delightful Children’s Books

Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy: Slott And Allred’s Neo-Classical Silver Surfer Will Blow Your Mind from BLEEDING COOL

FRIDAY MARCH 28

Solicitations: DC Comics for June 2014 from CAPTAIN COMICS

DC COMICS June 2014 solicitations from GEEKS IN CAPES

Geek Shall Inherit Episode 100!!!!! – With Our Very Special Guest, Mr. Alex Ross! from ACTION FIGURE INSIDER

SUNDAY MARCH 30

BILL FINGER, EL CREADOR DE BATMAN EN LA SOMBRA from EL ESPECTADOR

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LAST WEEK on the ‘net: March 31 – April 6 2014

MONDAY MARCH 31

A 75 años del hombre murciélago: ¿quién fue el verdadero creador de Batman? from elgolfo.info

TUESDAY APRIL 1 2014

Batman 75: Bill Finger – The Man Who Co-Created Batman from paperblog

WEDNESDAY APRIL 2

JUNE 2014 SOLICITATIONS from THE ALEX ROSS COLLECTOR

‘Batman ’66′ Writer Jeff Parker And Artist Colleen Coover: The ComicsAlliance Interview, Part One from COMICS ALLIANCE

April 5 is Batman day: Francis Manapul signing + Batman ’66 book launch with Ty Templeton from THE COMIC BOOK LOUNGE AND GALLERY

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 THURSDAY APRIL 3

Marvel Announces ORIGINAL SINS from COMICOSITY

Original Sins Miniseries To Explore The Secrets Of The Marvel Universe from COMICBOOK.com

FRIDAY APRIL 4

Marvel Comics publicará outra minissérie de Original Sin from UNIVERSO HQ

‘Original Sins’ Second Miniseries from Marvel from ICv2

 

 

 

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Still Crazy After All These Years Bun Toons! YAY!

This has nothing to do with Paul Simon, sorry.

This has nothing to do with Paul Simon, sorry.

Continuing from last week’s Bun Toon about the day I saw a UFO.

IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL YOU GUYS PART 2

click to enlarge if it’s too hard to read…

There is no way to describe how utterly WEIRD it was when I first saw this thing…to quote Douglas Adams,  “…it hung in the sky in exactly the way that bricks don’t.”   As I said, it was like a really lousy special effect.  As though I was seeing something badly glued onto a photo of the sky, rather than something in the natural world.  That’s why I had to ask other people if they saw it too…it didn’t seem real.

More to the story next week…it gets odder.

Ty the Guy OUT!

This painted cover comes close to recreating my experience, only there was only one of them, and they weren't red, and it didn't fire anything, and it didn't glow.  And I was with my family.

This painted cover comes close to recreating my experience, only there was just one of the objects, and it wasn’t red, and it didn’t fire anything at me, and it didn’t glow. And I was with my family and I didn’t have my car until later, and it wasn’t on a lonely road or anything like that.  Otherwise, it’s uncanny.

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If you’re in the TORONTO area, I will be at a Release Party for the first collection of BATMAN ’66 issues, today…. Saturday April 5 at The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery,  from 7-11pm.

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na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN!

The volume reprints my first issue with Penguin and Mister Freeze, as well as a bunch of other swell stories.  We encourage cosplayers and Bat-fans tonight, but please, there is a sixties or Batman theme, no naked John Carters or Conans, thank you.

Come get yer copy signed by one of the artists, and maybe he'll talk to you.

Come get yer copy signed by one of the artists, and maybe he’ll talk to you.

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LINK TO PART 1

In case you didn’t see the first part of the UFO story…this is the set-up

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention UFOs.

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention UFOs.