Martian Bun Toons! YAY!

One of these days, Alice. Bang, Zoom! To Barsoom!

Sorry I haven’t been posting much these last weeks.  Blame the day job (working on some Spider-Man), but I’ll never miss a Bun Toon Day, unless I’m too sick to hold a pencil.

Today, we examine the weird world that is my life.  Every word of today’s comic is completely true.

It’s not just about the lack of clothing, by the way.  I’ve been a ERB Martian fan since I was a kid.  I’ve had a Tars Tarkas figure looking down over my drawing table for decades, and went out as John Carter for Hallowe’en when I was 18.

And just so there’s no odd questions lingering out there, I never had a crush on my Mother-In-Law, but she is a heck of wonderful person, and she did raise some amazing kids, one of whom I married.  I currently have a crush on my wife.

I’m begging you, Disney.  DON’T SCREW UP THIS MOVIE!

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS moments.  I wouldn’t want to deprive you of a little Dejah Thoris art…

Art by Murphy Anderson. It made me realize I DIDN'T have a crush on Gwen Stacy after all. (I thought I did until I read this comic).

And here’s the November painting by Frank Frazetta…one of a number of paintings he did of John Carter and his world.

Dig that wounded Thark, my friends.

I encourage you guys to seek out the OTHER Barsoomian paintings by Frank Frazetta.  There isn’t one that isn’t mind bogglingly gorgeous.  That one up there isn’t even my favourite Frank/Martian painting, but it’s the first one I saw.


Keiren here, altering the ‘sacred text’–just spotted that Ty Templeton’s BUN TOONS has just been added to ComicMix’s Webcomics March Madness 2012 Nominations! If you’re enjoy Bun Toons, click through and vote! (I think he’s the bottom of the Nominations list).


For last week's Bun Toon featuring Archie and Betty, click the bunny above.

For every Bun Toon ever, click THIS bunny above.

12 responses to “Martian Bun Toons! YAY!

  1. It is great to see a difference between being optimistic, your being happy to have married Dejah Thoris’ daughter, and being pessimistic, our knowing you had fantasies about your mother-in-law.

    Err, family-related disclaimer: always meant in a humorous and friendly tone…



    Steven Willis

  2. My fave is the wrap around with the apes.

    Great strip, BTW!

  3. Ah, now I get why Dejah Thoris is such a popular art subject on, et al…I suspect she also have have been an inspiration regarding a certain cosplay staple (*koff* Slave Leia *koff koff*)…

  4. Great strip, Ty! I seem to remember reading some of the novels, before the Marvel comic came out, but it was quite a revelation when I was able to see Dejah Thoris in all of her ‘nearly-nakedness’.

  5. A great strip which really hits home for me, with all the Frazetta talk and crushes on fictional characters, etc.

    Saw the film on Friday, by the way, and really loved it! I personally think it’s aimed at the inner kid in the 40-50 crowd myself. It sure hit my sweet spot!

    Lynn Collins made a great Deja, I thought, although I have a suspicion that Andrew Stanton may have been inspired in his casting and design of the character by the lovely Caroline Munro, from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (among others), whom I believe would have been an absolutely perfect Deja as depicted in Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars.

    As alluring as Deja is, though, I have to say that was overshadowed by my Woola love. I must be getting old.

  6. Alas, though, John Carter isn’t as unclad as he should be in the movie… 😦

    • I accept that folks won’t be unclad in a Disney movie, I knew that going in, so there’s little disappointment in that. Actually, I think the Deja Thoris from the new movie is excellent…I couldn’t have asked for a better actress to inhabit the part.

  7. Haha, best punch line so far! XD
    This was a fantastic comic, with well timed dialogs and fun panels all around^^

  8. I’m right there with you Ty. My first ERB book was The Eternal Savage then tarzan then John Carter. I read all ten books one right after another. Ah dejah thoris and frank frazetta! My teenage body almost couldnt take it. I dig this bun toon, it speaks to me. I love the bun toons and your batman adventures work. I was 18 in 1975!
    Dan the Man out!

  9. I thought Lynn Collins was beautiful as Dejah Thoris. I loved the books and the comics from the ’70’s I think Murphy Anderson created the best Dejah I have ever seen. Taylor was cool as John, he has a resemblance to the comics also. I just saw the movie and felt the urge to see some of the awesome Dejah art that is all over the web. These characters may not be so popular with the modern public, I’m not sure young people can relate to Apaches or the Civil War, modern kids think Indians come from India, but beautiful women are always a draw. Too bad it was a Disney film and we couldn’t see Lynn Collins in all her glory (wow!) That would have made quite a difference.

  10. Comics AND the martian Chronicles. If I did’nt know better I’d think I was looking at my own Blog! Love Frazetta, he inspired me to be a comic artist.
    Keep up the great posts!

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