Forgive Me My Impudence Bun Toons! YAY!

For I am wretched and unworthy

I spent some time in Texas last weekend, visiting with the kid customers at Randy Lander’s ROGUES GALLERY AND GAMES comic store just outside of Austin.  On the way home, we had a couple of flight delays and I got to read an old graphic novel or two I’d been saving for the trip.

Oh, wow.

And I claim to hate the nine panel grid.  I’m currently reading through all three volumes of CENTURY.  Don’t anyone tell me how it ends.  I’ll be done by this evening.

If Frank Miller and John Byrne want to smarten up, I’ll wash their cars, too.

A lovely alternative cover I hadn’t seen before.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your Bonus Alan Moore and the Bunny Moments.

Just when you think you’re safe from the Watchmen Squid.

Alan and I shared a “single” back in the day. I swear to GOD, he’s the record’s B-Side and I’m the hit.


For last week’s tribute to Matt Groening Bun Toon, click the twin bunnies.

For Every Bun Toon Ever, click the solo bunny above

6 responses to “Forgive Me My Impudence Bun Toons! YAY!

  1. Travis Pelkie

    I still haven’t bought Black Dossier myself, as I was waiting for the record (although my local shop does have a copy for half price. At least I hope they still do. I keep having stuff I plan on getting there bought, usually when I’m there. Like today, I planned on getting issue 1 of the latest Captain America title, and a guy and his kids had several Cap things, and I assume that was one of them. And of course, since it’s kids getting into comics, I can’t rage about it and steal it from them).

    Where was I?

    Now people in England can get the record, but the rest of us are SOL. I assume this is to get back at us North Americans for…something.

    I…I doubt he owns a car, though. (Here I go, trying to ruin the joke!)

    Keep funnin’ us, Ty. I’m hoping my local shop owner ordered me a copy of Bigg Time, as I understand from a bleeding cool post from a while back that it’s a book (among many) that DC has been selling at a heavy discount to retailers to get rid of backstock. If that means that you’re getting the rights back and can publish it elsewhere, though, that’d be awesome.

    I haven’t had to have my impudence forgiven for a long time.

  2. Paul the Curmudgeon

    We curmudgeons will always love the nine-panel grid and its sister, the six-panel grid. They direct the mind to what’s in the panels, rather than to the panels themselves. Magic!

  3. Durrrrhh, who is Alan Moore?


    Steven Willis

  4. I haven’t read BD yet. The reviews on it are extremely mixed. Some people seem to understand what Moore is doing and dig it while everyone else just either scratches their heads or gets pissed at Moore.
    I did read 1910 and it left me scratching my head so I was hesitant to get BD but I intend to just to complete my ABC Comics collection if nothing else.
    So Ty, I’d love for you to elaborate on what you found so amazing about it. It just might tip the scales and force me to purchase it today.

  5. The Black Dossier is the unified field theory of fiction. Unlike the first two volumes of LOEG, the Black Dossier is more interested in the world of LOEG than the characters themselves, and the multiple fictional lineages that intertwine in Black Dossier includes, well…the entirety of fiction. It includes a lost Shakespearean play, a Tiajuana Bible from Orwell’s 1984, a Kerouac Beat Novel, plus so, so, so much more. It’s part comics (very entertaining comics) featuring members of our regular cast, and a mind-bogglingly complex set of pastiches interweaving themselves into a narrative that slowly dawns on you as you piece the puzzle together. And finally, it wraps up in a way you absolutely don’t see coming, but it actually “wraps” up in a very satisfying way…a way that seems to include Promethea and hints of the Watchmen as part of the narrative. Plus: The cameos…oh the cameos. Unfortunately, none of the three parts of “Century” (including 1910) really make sense unless you’ve read Black Dossier (especially the lengthy story of Jenni Diver which takes up much of 1910) as Century is a direct sequel to the Dossier, far more than it’s a sequel to the first two volumes of LOEG. As much as I enjoyed the first two LOEG stories (and to some extent, the unrelated film), the Black Dossier and Century are a completely different animal, one more focused on the concepts of the human relationship to fiction and imagination.
    It does require a fairly decent familiarity with multiple sources, including, but not limited to British Boy’s Comics, Television of the 50s, American Beat poetry, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, Ian Fleming, Mesopotamian mythology, Homer’s poetry, Noir Film and the history of animation, just to scratch the surface of a very thick and rich tapestry, but OH BOY is it worth it.
    I suspect the mixed reviews come from people who simply aren’t able to follow what’s going on. This is a Gordian Knot of a story…a story that actually involves the Gordian Knot and Alexander.
    Much like the clockwork mechanism that is behind Watchmen was completely missed by everyone involved in both the film and “Before Watchmen” projects, there is SO much roiling below the surface of Black Dossier that has to be worked at to appreciate.
    This is the work of a creative genius who is not stooping to pander.
    I hope that helps.

  6. Well I guess that’s it. I’m going to get it! Thanks Ty!

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