Category Archives: April 1

Free Comic Book Artist Day! YAY!

get out of jail freeThank GOD I had this card with me.  It turns out, this card not only gets you out of jail, it gets the charges dropped, a written apology to your whole family, and you get to pick out two items from the evidence lock-up, provided you do it on the first of April.

A couple of people were angry at me for pretending to be a police-abusing, animal-hugging,  hippie convict yesterday, (for about ten minutes, that included people I’m married to), but I pretended with animal-hugging, hippie convict love.  No one was hurt except a fictional officer of the law, so I hope you’ll find space in your blood pump to forgive this merrie prankster his annual Spring reverie.

Pictured:  Me, yesterday.  Only with more giggling.

This is me yesterday. Only with more giggling.

It’s nice to know I could raise a couple of grand in a heartbeat if I ever need to, but I’m hanging onto the Kirby and Watchmen pages, and my various Batman #1 covers for the time being, thank you very much (we got a few offers!).  There’s no ACTUAL looming emergencies at the moment, so I’ll be keeping  the whole lot in a box in my bedroom, where a flood or fire could easily destroy them all at once.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here’s yer BONUS April Jesting Apres-Blog.

00 new mascot color

That shot of the Bunny reeling in da fish, hook, line and sinker, comes from last year’s April post, which involved me winning a half a million dollars in a lawsuit.

The New Mascot Design.

As I mentioned yesterday, on the first of the month, I had to get rid of the Bunny Mascot as part of a legal settlement.   Here’s the new design I’m going with…

I greatly appreciate all the well wishing for my good fortune.  But of course, the real good fortune is that the bunny is going nowhere.

Unless, of course, someone showed yesterday’s post to the ACTUAL legal department at Ty Inc, and they didn’t find it funny.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, at least until next year.

I so totally wish these were real. I think my daughter wants one.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS April First Comic Book Moment:

The wrist is fine…April Fool.

First off, thanks for the outpouring of concern that I’d broken my hand while working on the much cursed “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” mini-series.  It turns out there’s no miniseries that I know of, I’m not working on it, and my hand is perfectly fine.  I figured the line “…now that March is over…” was enough of a clue, but I included “April 1st” in the tags at the end, just in case.  Ah well…as I said, I’m fine, the hand is fine, and if there’s ever going to be a TURN OFF THE DARK mini-series, I’ll probably not be working on it after this.

Ty the Guy

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve been made an “Editor Em-hare-itus” at DC.

Now it can be revealed.

I’ve been keeping this particular

I'm leaving this one as it is. You don't mess with perfection.

news under wraps for the last few weeks, while we ironed out the specifics, but now that it’s finally April 1st, I can announce that I’ve been offered (and have happily accepted) a job editing a new line of comics for DC called “The Hare Line”.

I hope the whole thing isn’t an elaborate joke about me being bald.  But I’ve looked at the contracts and it seems legit.

It’s a line of comics for kids that feature FUNNY ANIMALS as the lead characters, in an attempt to get readers into comics at the age of five or six, when they tend to be wary of stories about actual human beings.

Hoppy the Marvel Bunny. Now a GLBT character, in an attempt to teach tolerance.

Super-Rabbit will be traveling the world, learning to tolerate the locals and their odd religious beliefs.

As a lifelong DC fanatic who has spent much of his freelance career there, and a huge fan of some of their more prominent funny animal characters, I think this is going to be my most fun gig in years.    I’ve been given quite a bit of free reign to create new characters and revive old ones, and I’m looking for strong ideas as I settle into the job.  It’s more than just a chance to launch new DC titles, this is a chance to shape young minds, and teach life lessons in each title.  Perhaps making a gay friendly rabbit book, or a comic that teaches vegetarianism as a legitimate lifestyle choice.

Submitted by a fan, our first "BAT-HARE" pitch isn't doing it for me.

As I said,  I’m looking for input from regular readers of this blog to help me choose who I should go with for the first wave of books.  I’m leaning towards a line-up featuring HOPPY THE SIMPLY MARVELOUS BUNNY, CAPTAIN CARROT, SUPER-RABBIT: The TOLERATING FRIEND, and some sort of Bat-Hare title, but I haven’t “found” it yet.

Oh, and I’ll spend a couple of dollars suing THUNDER BUNNY out of existence.  I know it hasn’t been published in years, but it skirted so close to the trademarks on HOPPY, THE MARVEL BUNNY, that I’ve wanted to put it to THUNDER BUNNY creator,  Martin Greim since I first saw the title back in the Eighties.

I'm digging up this long dead series and putting a stop to it, once and for all.

Can’t wait to get started…I’ll keep you posted as we settle on the first wave of titles!  I certainly hope this editor-ship lasts longer than just the 1st of April.

Ty the Guy


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