Scolding Polemic Bun Toons! YAY!

Sometimes, I feel more like a good scolding than a good laugh.

Sometimes, I feel more like a good scolding than a good laugh.

If you don’t know what this is about, go to a news site that doesn’t have the word “Fox” on it.

fun with flags websize revised

It astounds me that there’s something called a “controversy” about removing the reprehensible symbol from the South Carolina statehouse in the wake of a terrorist shooting of an historical black church in Charleston.


Because some racist pigs PRETEND they don’t know exactly what that shitstain of a flag actually means.

But I’m through with being polite about it.  If you wear that odious symbol around me, I’m going to treat you like the human garbage I have no choice but to assume you are.  I will no longer witness this inhuman symbol without comment.

print and burn your own!

Ty the Guy OUT!


Lots of comics have used the confederate battle standard…

I'm not sure how ironically this is being used.  When I see the dark skinned snake guy, I'm not so sure....

I assure you, the provocative image and identity of the dark skinned villainous character, is actually key part of this satirical series.  All is not as it seems on the cover…(See our comments section below!)

DC certainly hasn’t shied away from it…

When I was a kid, I used to buy HAUNTED TANK for the fantastic artwork by Russ Heath.  As I got older, the images started to be harder to swallow.  DC eventually dealt with their credit.

When I was a kid, I used to buy HAUNTED TANK for the fantastic artwork by Russ Heath. As I got older, the confederate images started to be harder to swallow. DC eventually dealt with this….much to their credit.

And my favourite Western hero, Jonah Hex, actually served in the Confederate Army!

Until he deserted in disgust, feeling no man should be a slave.  It put a price on his head, and allowed me to love the character....

…until he deserted in disgust, feeling no man should fight to keep another man enslaved. It put a price on Jonah’s head, and allowed me to love the character….


For last week's utterly non-political Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s utterly non-political Bun Toon, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

15 responses to “Scolding Polemic Bun Toons! YAY!

  1. Hi Ty! First let me say that I am so happy that you are back and better and I hope that you stay that way! You have been missed and I hope that your family are all well too!
    Secondly thanks for doing this post, I find it unbelievable but not too much so that there are some who say that this flag has nothing to do with racism and racist behaviour. It is a symbol of that pure and simple. I have always hated Stars And Bars especially when I had to see it graced on the hood of that Dukes of Hazzard car the not so ironically named General Lee.
    I have to be honest been very upset about what happened but there have been some good moments of strength, support and people of all shades and faiths or no faith coming together and standing against what that racist jagweed did. I was alarmed especially of the silence of people who are white who I called my friends, they just skipped over what happened like nothing happened at all and it has naught to do with them. It does.
    Again thanks for always being poignant, truthful with a dash of your wonderful wit.
    Hepburn3 🙂

  2. Will Shetterly

    As the author of Captain Confederacy, I’ll give you your answer about the guy in the snake suit: in the first issue, he was an actor in a propaganda unit in a racist parallel world Confederacy. He turns against the program. The series had two arcs: the first was focused on the white guy who played Captain Confederacy. In the second, published by Epic, a black woman became Captain Confederacy. The whole thing began as a comment on nationalistic superheroes, because there’s something about wearing flags and hitting people that has always bothered me.

    Historical footnote: A Captain Marvel one-shot from Marvel featuring Monica Rambeau was the first comic book from a major company that starred a black female superhero. The second Captain Confederacy series from Epic was the first comic book series from a major company that starred a black female superhero. I’m a little proud of that.

    And last, I completely agree that the Confederate flag has no place on any government building in the USA.

  3. Will: Though I read a couple of Captain Confederacy comics many moons ago, my memory of them wasn’t as strong as it should have been, and I’m amending my comments to sound less snide in the above blog post.

    • Will Shetterly

      No worries. The cover was meant to make people wonder what they were looking at. Which may not have been the smartest marketing decision, but I still stand by the artistic choice.

  4. Good work, Ty. I posted a link to this on my Facebook page.

  5. Thanks!!! Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 19:57:37 +0000 To:

  6. Correction; the shooting took place in Charleston, not Charlotte. This is particularly relevant since Charlotte is in North Carolina, not South Carolina like Charleston (Charlotte is pretty much right on the border of the two Carolinas, and its metro area does extend into SC, but as a former resident I can attest that Charlotte’s never thought of as a South Carolina city)

    • I knew that, but I’m terribly prone to typos. I write and draw this stuff at a hundred miles an hour. Thanks for catching it!

  7. I shared too, with the comment, “Why does it take a Canadian to say what real Americans should be saying?”

  8. Para alcanzar el éxito, usted tiene que decidir exactamente lo que quieres. Anote y luego hacer un plan para lograrlo.

  9. Reblogged this on withamouthfullofstones and commented:
    One of the simplest explanations of the abundant problems around the traitors’ flag.

  10. Paul the Curmudgeon

    Delighted that the Tybunny is feeling well enough again to be indignant 🙂 But may I add, by way of counterpoint?–
    “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

    • You’ll notice I advocate for no separating of PEOPLE from the rest of us…only the separation of the symbol. When so vile a symbol is allowed to stand proudly, it infects the mind of simple people, and allows them to think negative, anti-social beliefs are mainstream (which, sadly they are, in some cases). The more marginalized an anti-social idea is, the less we’re likely to see it manifest itself in action. In a world where Nazi propaganda is everywhere, the Nazi heart starts to wake up. The “Good” Germans wouldn’t have so easily been led astray if the Nazis were underground and marginalized. The exact same thinking applies to the American Nazis and the Dixie Swastika.

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