Category Archives: bun toons

The REAL Return of Bun Toons! YAY! YAY! YAY!

I'm afraid I have to charge you people a little more for these now, you'll all be getting my bill.

I’m afraid I have to charge you people a little more for these now, you’ll all be getting my bill.

Like MacArthur, I have returned.

I’ve returned to creating new issues of Batman ’66.  Returned to teaching….

and to whatever motivates me to draw the rabbit.

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Apparently tomato juice and lemonade is good for chasing that musty smell out of my flesh.  It’s hard for me to judge, I have no nose.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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This is hardly the first time I’ve drawn Zombie Rabbits, by the way.  Here’s a page from an issue of Mad Magazine I did a couple of years ago, poking fun at DC’s habit of torturing all their heroes, and wondering when they were going to start on the kid’s characters…

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In this case, Bugs is LITERALLY a stinker.

And there’s this:  I’ve already done two store appearances since the heart attack, and when asked to draw my Bunny in a fan’s sketchbook, here’s what I did…

zombie rabbit con sketch

Back to work, now net-peeples.

Speaking of…since the Bootcamp classes are starting up again, spread the word for me, okay?  We’re running an anatomy class and an inking class starting in a couple of weeks, and would love to see some of you there.

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For the first “return of Bun Toons” from a couple of weeks ago, ambitious though wrong…click here.

For the last original Bun Toon before the recent unpleasantness, click here. (It was back in EASTER!?!?)

For the last original Bun Toon before the recent unpleasantness, click here. (It was back in EASTER!?!?)

For the Bun Toon Archive, going back years and NOT mentioning heart attacks at all...click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, going back years and NOT mentioning heart attacks at all…click here.

THE RETURN OF BUN TOONS! YAY!

Ow.  Ow.  Ow.

Ow. Ow. Ow.

The buzz around the biz these last few weeks has been about the new DAREDEVIL show on Netflix.  Considering the failure of the Ben Affleck movie (and the Electra movie) it’s possible the newly minted Daredevil fan needs a little help catching up to what’s going on with the character…so to help out, I present…

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I’m not kidding about dying three times, by the way….I’ve now checked out more times that Professor X during a summer crossover, and I don’t seem to have any insight into the experience.  Didn’t meet John Lennon or my dad when that happened, but I did learn that there ARE atheists in foxholes after all, because no matter how dire or iffy things got, I never thought about the hereafter or considered asking for magical help, so there’s that.

I gots to thank all the fine folks at Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Hospital for bringing me back every time I left the planet, and a special shout out to Roaming, my night nurse, who kept me sane when there was little option but to give up.

My wife updated the internet about what was going on, so folks knew what was happening, but she kept how bad it was a secret so my kids didn’t know how the real details of it all until I was out of danger.   It seems the staff didn’t expect me to survive more than a day or two, and I ended up earning the nickname “Miracle Man” from some of the doctors there when I woke up from the medially induced coma a little earlier than they saw coming.  That’s kind of cool.  My first professional inking job was in the back of a Miracleman comic from Eclipse, back in the day, so it seems only fitting.

Recovery is slower than I expected.  I have to nap every time I climb a set of stairs, and drawing still isn’t back up to speed (hence the stolen panels in the above Bun Toon), but never fear, I’m getting better slowly, and expect to be putting pencil to paper in a week or so, just as soon as I can go more than an hour awake.  There’s probably another Bun Toon or two in the whole experience (you people need to know what it’s like to be awake for an aortic stent operation, science is COOL!)

Thanks for all the nice thoughts on facebook and in my email box.   There were literally thousands of messages, so I have yet to read them all, and I promise I will in time.    KFC might have broken my heart, but you guys helped put it back together and it really helped give my spirits a boost.  Not kidding about that.  I get weepy these days, so I’m going to stop thinking about the outpouring, or it’s a wet keyboard and time for another nap.

To my editors at DC:  I’m going to be a little late with the deadline this month, but I’ll finish the job in a little while.  Thanks for moving the schedule a bit so I could visit the afterlife in style.

I’m going to close with this:  For everyone who needs to think about changing their lifestyle, please use me as the poster boy, and don’t wait until your own wake up call.  I’ll take the hit for everyone if they just learn my lesson.  NO PROCESSED FOODS!  Raw veggies, water and fruits, and no meat until after sundown, and it’s a long life for all of us.  Oh, and walk around a bit, not just back and forth to the fridge.

Happy to be in this universe with the rest of you.

Ty the Guy NOT OUT!

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Try to have your heart attack in a hospital emergency room instead of a cornfield.  Your odds go WAY up.

Try to have your heart attack in a hospital emergency room instead of a cornfield. Your odds go WAY up.

I don't give a damn.  This is still one of my favourite albums.

I don’t give a damn. This is still one of my favourite albums.

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For the last pre-heart attack Bun Toon (which includes complaining about not feeling well, so it's kind of spooky and portentous) click here.

For the last pre-heart attack Bun Toon (which includes complaining about not feeling well, so it’s kind of spooky and portentous) click here.

For the Bun Toon library, click here.

For the Bun Toon library, click here.

Putting My Own Spin On Things Bun Toons? Not Really…

I'm getting dizzy here...

I’m getting dizzy here…

Oy, what a weekend.  I’m supposed to be at a convention in Kitchener, Ontario, but I’ve been having my tummy problems again.  (Long time readers don’t need tickets to a new Stones Tour, but you get the picture).

So, bad news….no new Bun Toon.

big hat dog

But any bad news is always softened with BIG HAT DOG.

So I’m hopped up on the meds, awaiting the awful conclusion to the whole meshuga, and trying not to pay attention to the pretty colours the Oxy-contin brings me.

Speaking of freaking images….Have you guys ever heard of an “ambigram”?

That’s a word that reads the same either upside-down, or in a mirror, as it does the “right” way up.   They look like this:

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I got a book full of these ambigram typography art pieces a while back, and got it into my head that they’re a serious design challenge that would twist my brain into pudding if I tried it.  So, naturally,  I took a pencil and my brain and tried to “ambigram” up my signature a few days back, and this is what I came up with…

00-goofy-sig-for-webI tried to keep to the actual letter shapes I use when signing my last name (otherwise it would be cheating) and it turned out nowhere near as difficult to do as I thought it was going to be.  The exercise took about ten to fifteen minutes, and I’m sort of thrilled with the result.

When my brain clears up (and I spend my time screaming my head off in a local washroom), I might try this again with a few other words and phrases.  FUN.

In the meantime, I’m back to my meds.  The colours are so lovely…

This is what I see.

This is what I see.

Ty the Guy Mentally OUT!

mirror master

How do the toy makers not understand that you need TWO Mirror Master action figures to make any of his schemes work?

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For last week's Easter Themed Bun Toon Extravaganza, click the orange bunny.

For last week’s Easter Themed Bun Toon Extravaganza, click the orange bunny.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

Happy Bunny Weekend Bun Toons! YAY!

It's a special time for rabbits.

It’s a special time for rabbits.

On turkey day, folks eat turkeys, but on Bunny Day, folks eat jelly beans, chocolate and roast lamb.  Looks like the rabbit population knows how to work the game.

easter 2015

The part I didn’t make up:  The illegal “K” sound in the 18th Century.  It’s one of those parts of history you just don’t expect…

TY THE GUY OUT

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glenn link

Glenn is releasing a NEW album of songs in a couple of months, and once again, I’m playing and singing my way into the backgrounds of most of the tracks.  Frankly, I’m not sure how most people release an album without my keyboards and vocals on it, but thankfully Glenn doesn’t make that mistake.

This time out, Mr. Reid is hoping to make a video to promote the new collection of songs, and he needs our help to get it kickstartered.

The song is a fun, country-fied peppy ballad called “THE SHELTER OF YOUR SMILE”, and as long as you’re not young enough to know what dubstep was, you might like it!

You get to hear the song, and watch a BAD video, asking to help make a GOOD one.

You get to hear the song, and watch a BAD video, asking to help make a GOOD one.

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For last week's Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s Bun Toon, click here

For last year's Easter Bun Toon, featuring stoner heroes, click here.

For last year’s Easter Bun Toon, featuring stoner heroes, click here.

For a slightly racy Easter Bun Toon, click here

For a slightly racy Easter Bun Toon, click here

For a fairly disgusting Easter Bun Toon, click here

For a fairly disgusting Easter Bun Toon, click here

For a blood soaked thriller of an Easter Bun Toon, click here.

For a blood soaked thriller of an Easter Bun Toon, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

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Breaking News Bun Toons! YAY!

This just in...

This just in…

I wasn’t here last week to clear this up, but I’ve finally pushed my way back onto the internet to tell you all what you think.

Whew.

Broken batgirl toys

For those of us who survived it, the 90s was a time when everyone we admired as heroes were getting raped, maimed, wounded, destroyed, murdered, raped and murdered, and more….all in service of making fantasy super-heroes more “realistic”, the greatest oxymoron in fiction.  We’ve still got echoes of that nowadays, what with DC’s  chopping off the arms of beloved characters, or Marvel killing off of their flagship heroes…but there’s a sense of none of it being permanent lately.  We all KNOW, Wolverine will be back, and Alfred’s missing hand won’t last past the next continuity reboot.

For some reason, though…the atrocities done to female characters left more permanent marks.  Black Canary’s sexual abuse at the hands of Mike Grell created physical and emotional scars that lasted for decades.  Batgirl’s physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Alan Moore and later, the DC editorial staff, landed her in a wheelchair for a generation (while Batman’s trip to a wheelchair lasted a year and has never been mentioned since).

There’s a new crop of fans who weren’t there during the comic character holocaust, and don’t want to know about it.   Especially the female fans, who don’t, as a rule, enjoy the breaking of toys the way we boys often do.

These fans have spoken.   And I’m on their side…

Let’s glue the good toys back together and never discuss this stuff again, shall we?

PS:  I hope I don’t have to explain the difference between editing and censorship on this subject.  I’ve heard a few morons getting confused about that….

Ty the Guy OUT

The ultimate Broken Toys comic book.

The ultimate Broken Toys comic book.  I’m happy to see the misfits smiling.

But does this make you happy to see this  happen to Green Lantern?  (I shouldn’t give the editors at DC any ideas….they have a thing about severed limbs.)

How-to-Fix-a-Broken-Superhero-without-glue

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For the last new Bun Toon from two weeks ago, click here.

For the last new Bun Toon from two weeks ago, click here.

For last week's re-run Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s re-run Bun Toon, click here

For the Bun Toon archive, click here

For the Bun Toon archive, click here

Ty Cannot Come to the Bun Toon Today!

If only I had the time to draw this well today...

If only I had the time to draw this well today…

With all the comic book tsuris that happened this week (Batgirl covers and all), I had lots to say in bunny form, but alas, my opinions are restricted to my mouth today, as I am attending a Comic Convention in Toronto, and am out of the house by 8.30 this morning.

Sheesh!

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I’m having a great time (except for the lack of sleep) so come on down and say “hi”, and if I’m functioning and awake, I’ll do you a sketch, and mouth off about something pithy.

miracle man 2015

Yesterday I did this Miracle Man for a fan…literally HOURS after re-reading the 16 issue “Original Writer” reprints from Marvel earlier in the day. Talk about timing….

But if I’m muttering and snarly, I need sleep and might be about to pass away from exhaustion.  Then it’s best to ask for THIS character, as I can see her anyway…

Another Friday sketch from Toronto.

Another Friday sketch from Toronto.

Ah, I’m kidding.  I’m still happiest drawing Batman.  I know what he looks like without reference.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Celebrate Good Times Come On! YAY!

Love Long and Perspire

Love Long and Perspire

Oh my lack of god, there’s been a lot of my favourite people dying this last two weeks….  Writer Terry Pratchett,  Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon, Golden Age DC artist Irwin Hasen,  and of course, two of the giants of Star Trek:  Harve Bennett and Leonard Nimoy.

Enough feeling bad about this.

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I’m not kidding.  If you’re reading this on Saturday afternoon, come on down to the TRANZAC CLUB at 292 Brunswick Avenue, just south of Danforth, west of Spadina.

It’s ten bucks at the door (two Spock Fives!)

spock five

and the proceeds go to the Lung Association of Canada.

I promise an evening of illogic and joy.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Because Marvel eventually used every syllable in naming their various monsters…

grok the monster

…that purple monkey fellow up there is named “Grok”.  He’s in the Marvel Wiki.

‘Nuff Said.

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For my tribute to Leonard Nimoy Bun Toon (from two weeks ago) click here.

For my tribute to Leonard Nimoy Bun Toon (from two weeks ago) click here.

For last week's non-Star Trek Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s non-Star Trek Bun Toon, click here

For The Bun Toon Archive, click here

For The Bun Toon Archive, click here