Category Archives: bun toons

Trying Their Best Bun Toons! YAY!


Bless their hearts.



I’ve always felt John Constantine’s appeal was how completely unappealing he is.  I mean, for sexiness, he comes in second to a swampy muck monster in the series he was introduced in.



Seriously, did Hellblazer ever hook up with Heather Locklear?  Case rested.


For last week’s Sexy Naked Bun Toon, click the organ above.


For the ancient Bun Toon archive, click here.



On the Other Hand Bun Toons! YAY!


Wait, I’m a rabbit…it’s on the other PAW.

I’ve been out of town, running from convention to convention, and spent some time in them United States of America.  While I was there I caught a bit of US Cable TV.  What a treat.


If it weren’t for the fate of the free world, life and death and all that, the American News is funny as hell.  Well, it’s not funny if you’re relying on it for news.


Ty the Guy OUT!

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Today is BATMAN Day, according to all the best calendars.

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Holy Bloated Feeling of Fullness, Batman!

It’s just a little thing, but on this Batman Day, I can hint at the idea that I’m officially visiting Gotham City for a quick little project coming up soon.  More details when I’m allowed to share ’em, but it’s nice to be back in a corner of the comics universe I consider home.  See you in Crime Alley!

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Don’t forget to visit our Kickstarter page for “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”, my fun Trek meets Seuss project with the legendary DAVID GERROLD. Still a few days left!!


For the last Bun Toon (three weeks ago!  Holy Convention Season Absenteeism!) Click here!


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Happy Star Trek Fiftieth! YAY!

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I’m not a rabbit.  I’m a Vulcan.  This is entirely irrational.

It’s Star Trek’s FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY this weekend, and I’m in PORTLAND at a comic convention.  I can’t be here with you again live at the Bun Toon, but I’m raising money for the Hero Initiative, so my conscience is clear.  I’d just be Tooning about what a jackass Trump is, so we’re spared that at least.

Instead, another Star Trek Related Bun Toon from some time past.  This one from the day after Leonard Nimoy died, and I had to digest the information in cartoon form.

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Since I was a little boy, fifty years ago, Star Trek has taken over about 10 percent of my brain and about a third of my heart, and I couldn’t be happier to be both a Trekkie fan, and a creator (occasionally) of Trek comic books.

This is the best franchise, with the best fans in all of Pop Culture.

The word is given.

More information about my latest Trek-adjacent, comic book-adjacent project, (Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go) click HERE.

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The Convention Season will be over shortly, and I’ll be back to Bun Tooning as regular as an old man scarfing down prune smoothies next week, I promise!

Ty the Guy OUT!



Presented without comment.  But this was a real thing.

A Very Brief Moment of Silence Bun Toons! YAY!

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Out of respect for the dead, let’s give it a minute, maybe a minute and a half.

Just in case there’s someone out there not reading the current run of CIVIL WAR II: there might be some gigantic spoilers coming up in today’s Bun Toon.

So avert your eyes and turn away.  Everyone else, read about…

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I give Marvel a year or less to bring Hulk back, they might even do it before Civil War is finished.  War Machine and Black Goliath might be settling in for a few rounds of bridge, though, especially since we now have an All-New Wasp, and an All-New Female Iron Man to worry about for a while as third generation versions of founding Avengers.

Ty the Guy OUT!

It’s hardly the first time someone has killed off the Hulk.  Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno did it back in the Eighties.


I maintain that this film is best enjoyed in VHS format, with the tracking bar malfunctioning.

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It’s as exciting as that image suggests it is.  In the gripping film, Hulk is killed by falling from a helicopter, about a hundred a thirty feet.  No need for Hawkeye.


Of course, they kill off versions of Iron Man all the time.

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For last week’s Bun Toon, click here.

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For the Bun Toon archives of years past, click here.

Waller to Waller Coverage Bun Toon! Yay!


Pleasant dreams, all you residents of Belle Reve.

I’m hoping you plucky internet adventurers are willing to come along for this ride without me having to plant explosives in your neck.

I’m still going to plant those explosives, but I’m hoping you won’t NEED them.

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Believe it or not, the movie is entertaining.  It’s dumb as a bag of rock salt, and rarely funny (though Harley manages one or two moments) but it does grudgingly allow for a bit of fun in between the rain storms and music video montages.  Viola Davis is good as Amanda Waller, even though the script doesn’t get Waller right.  Will Smith Will-Smiths his way through Deadshot with all the Will-Smithiness you’d want from him…and the BIG surprise is how close-to-the-originals the director gets the small time DC characters.  The movie is good for DC fans, if not necessarily the general public, because it’s certainly better than Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Constantine (the movie), Batman v Superman, Dark Knight Rises, Watchmen, Steel, Superman Returns and Jonah Hex.  That’s faint praise, I realise, since those movies were consistently awful.

But Suicide Squad isn’t awful.

Other than Christopher Nolan, we haven’t had a “not awful” DC movie in decades.

So I guess it’s a win?

Ty the Guy OUT!

I had a brief visit with Amanda Waller some years ago when I was drawing Justice League…

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Joker, Killer Croc, and the rest of the Gotham City support stars that show up in Suicide Squad were all a big part of my time as a Batman writer and artist.  Here’s a fun Harley Quinn Snow Globe I designed for DC Direct some time back.  When you shake the globe, the money floats around Harley…

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I wanted the globe filled with “puddin”, but was told it would make it hard to see Harley inside.

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For last week’s BUN TOON four panel review of the recent Star Trek movie, click here


For the Bun Toon archives, going back years, click here.



Where No Bunny Has Gone Before! YAY

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Live Long and Hop Around More.

Last week, mere moments after I posted the Bun Toon, I headed out to my local theatre and took in the latest Trek Movie.  This week (with very very slight spoilers), I report back with…

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Beyond turns out to be my favourite of the last three NuTrek movies.  Maybe because it wasn’t so ambitious, and maybe because they got Spock and McCoy bang-on-bullseye for all their scenes, but it “felt” right, and I was grinning the whole time.   I’ve warmed to the Earth-2 crew, even the new Kirk, though he’s the only one that still doesn’t “feel right” to me.  The rest of it was delightful.

It’s nice to see Trek back on track for the Fiftieth Anniversary coming up in less than a month.  With a new TV series, and other little things here and there, there’s much to celebrate for this old Trekkie, including a return to doing NEW Trek related projects that I can’t talk about in public quite yet…but I promise, I shall shout and howl and promote like crazy when I’m allowed to.  (I probably wasn’t even allowed to say as much as I just did.)

So forget I said anything.

I can’t wait for the next Trek Movie, already announced…with the GHOST OF KIRK’S FATHER!  BOO!

Ty the Guy OUT!

A few days ago, another one of my heroes passed away at the age of 91:  Long time Mad Magazine legend, Jack Davis.


I first encountered Jack, like most of us did, in a Mad Magazine when I was about nine or ten.  He was one of the “gang of idiots”, the cartoonists’ cartoonist, whose casual excellence, and confident line work has been a primary inspiration in my career.

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In my twenties, I consciously tried to draw like Wally Wood, Neal Adams and Jack Kirby, but some years ago, I realised that SUB-consciously, I always draw like Jack Davis.

At least I do when I’m at my best.

His aesthetic, his line, his easy precision, and his lack of pretension, worked together to create what I consider the perfect “cartoon” style of the 20th Century.  It was accessible, and impossibly skilled at the same time.  There was something about the way he seemed to splash colours or tone on his drawings as though he had only minutes until a deadline, and yet EVERYTHING looked like it was in the right place.  The effect was magnificent, and obviously in high demand as Jack did a heck of a lot more than Mad Magazine.


When I finally got good with a crow-quill, I went to Jack Davis art for instruction on how to create all those fabulous textures and tones. It’s a master class on how to make crosshatching and greys work in illustration.

Around the age of nine or ten, I noticed the same guy who was killing it in Mad Magazine, was the guy that did those fantastic TV Guide covers, and those wonderful movie posters, and those album jackets and those back cover adverts.  Jack Davis was everywhere a cartoonist was called for, and no one ever did it better.

Here’s a gallery of some of those MANY TV Guide covers, not as often seen as his Mad Magazine or Time Magazine covers.

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Last week, the Bun Toon FEATURED artwork inspired by and swiped from Jack Davis.  I was still using him as inspiration as recently as seven days ago.

That’s never going to stop.

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For last week’s Jack Davis based Bun Toon, click here.

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For the Bun Toon archives of years gone by, click here.



Unconventional Bun Toons! YAY!

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I didn’t go to any conventions this week, unlike the rest of the population.


While everyone is in San Diego comiconning, I’ve been hanging out at home, going to see Star Trek Beyond (quite good!  yay!) and going through some of my beat-up old Fifties comics…where I came across a cover that seemed far more relevant today than it was when it was first produced in 1958.

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Of course, it can’t be Donald Trump, he would have been only twelve when this cover was produced, but the portrait bears a striking resemblance to the future Republican nominee.  Perhaps this is a case of life imitating art, and young Donald saw this cover, inspiring him towards a life of public service.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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The Jack Davis cover looks more like Trump that THIS one does…


San Diego Memories, from a cartoonist not currently there…

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For last week’s Bun Toon, click the image above.

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For the ancient Bun Toon archives, click here.