Fascinating Bun Toons. Not Yay.

Taken out by a smoking habit.  Spock could only be destroyed by something completely  illogical.

Taken out by a smoking habit. He could only be destroyed by something completely illogical.

—————————————————————————————————

spock rip

Ty the Guy OUT!

—————————————————————————————————-

I was at a comic convention in Kitchener, Ontario yesterday, where I was asked to do a sketch of Mr. Spock.  This was about twenty minutes or so, magic markers on cardboard from a photo on a smart-phone.

kitchener spock

It turned out not bad for a marker sketch.

I’ve drawn Nimoy/Spock a zillion times over the years.  He was one of the faces I used when I first auditioned for Mad Magazine a lifetime ago…

mad spock source

Here’s Spock’s first appearance from issue #1 of the Star Trek miniseries I wrote for IDW a couple of years back:  MISSION’S END.  The pencils are by the delightfully skilled Steve Molnar.

spock idw panel

I loved the “alien” look on the character, looking down on Gary Mitchell and another crew-woman as they first encounter him.  One of my favorite moments from a script I wrote brought to life perfectly by Steve…

spock five

The “Spock Five” did, in fact, start with me.  I’ve been drawing these on Canadian money since the late seventies, and some time in the nineties, a TV producer friend of mine named Mark Askwith asked me to demonstrate the trick on TV.  Shortly after that, I started getting them back as change, which freaked me the f*** out the first time it  happened.    Apparently, they’re still around, and a few folks did up some new ones in hounour of Leonard’s passing.  (the bill up above is not one of mine, btw, but I can’t find an original bill anywhere and had to settle for one found online).

trek in four panels

—————————————————————————————————

For last week's equally sad Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s equally sad Bun Toon, click here

for the Bun Toon Archive, click here

for the Bun Toon Archive, click here

2 responses to “Fascinating Bun Toons. Not Yay.

  1. Anthony O'Neill

    Leonard Nimoy was a phenomenal person and much more than “just” Mr. Spock. A talented writer, director, photographer, yes, even musician (despite the jokes about “Bilbo Baggins”). I was watching you draw this rendition of Leonard Nimoy as Spock, I think it’s a wee bit better than “not bad”. A very awesome drawing!! And it was a genuine pleasure meeting you yesterday, I am thrilled with the sketches you did for me. Peace and long life.

  2. The “Spock Five” appeared in today’s Daily Mail in the UK.today. I was going to leave a comment there about its origins but since their article is about how unhappy they are about it in Canda I thought better of it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s