Category Archives: bun toons

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.

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spock rip

Ty the Guy OUT!

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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

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

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

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for the Bun Toon Archive, click here

I’m at a Convention in Kitchener, Ontario

But I shall be at my post tomorrow

But I shall be at my post tomorrow

I woke up at 7.30 am, and was out of the house by 8.30, so there’s simply no time this morning to Toon.

See you tomorrow, for a SUN TOON.  I suspect it might be melancholy and wistful.

Live long and prosper.

Ty the Guy.

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Sadly Deflated Bun Toons! YAY!

More insights into a life filled with glamour and glory.

Sigh…

As reported to me from an offspring correspondent….

Im not immonen websize

So now I have to pay his tuition?!?  To these people?!?

Ty the Guy OUT!

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How to tell Ty Templeton from Stuart Immonen.   Here’s a handy chart.

Stuart has much smaller ears and is not a rabbit.

Stuart has much smaller ears and is not a rabbit.

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For last week's romantic Valentine's Day Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s romantic Valentine’s Day Bun Toon, click here.

For the COMPLETELY UP TO DATE Bun Toons Archive, click here!

For the COMPLETELY UP TO DATE Bun Toons Archive, click here!

Love Bunnies Toons! YAY!

Love is in the air, and some of it is on the carpet.

Love is in the air, and some of it is on the carpet.

Today is Valentine’s Day!  It’s also my youngest daughter’s birthday!  So it’s all about love, today, people.   And as someone who has been around the block a few times and lived a life of experience and knowledge, I have insights worth sharing.  (The block was in Metropolis, by the way, and the experience was all in monthly instalments.)

what comics have taught me

Now that’s solved everyone’s love life.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Of course, that’s not the ONLY thing that comic books have taught me about love.  Here’s a BUN TOON from a while back explaining what comics have taught me about the science of slap and tickle…

superheroes in love

That “Ty” signature in the heart shape has been the subject of SO MANY lawsuits between me and the Beanie Baby people.  Don’t make me relive it…

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For last week's Bun Toon all about the Star Wars, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon all about the Star Wars, click here.

For Bun Toons from the past (yes I know the archive is shockingly un-updated!)

For Bun Toons from the past click here.  HOLY COW!  I’VE UPDATED THE ARCHIVE?!?  Yes. 

Million Dollar Idea Bun Toons! YAY!

A few minutes ago, in a galaxy fairly near my basement.

A few minutes ago, in a galaxy fairly near my basement.

Oh My God.

Did you see the sales figures on the new Marvel Star Wars comics?  The books are selling like they were instalments of the film series.  We’re talking more than A MILLION COPIES in print already, and the new launches are only a few weeks old.  They’re already the best selling comics of this century.

So…since I do, in fact, work at Marvel comics (check out my work in an  upcoming issue of Deadpool #250!), I thought I’d grab a little of that LucasFilm glory and submit a few ideas for graphic novels.

Obviously Han Solo and Bobba Fett are taken, you have to look for the less obvious characters if you want a chance at getting your pitch through…

marvel star wars pitches

Hey, there’s no shame in the Lando and Iron Fist joke.  We were all thinking it.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Absolutely everyone who is my age remembers when this comic came out...months before the movie was released, giving away huge plot spoilers and secrets...ah, happy times.

Absolutely everyone who is my age remembers when this comic came out…months before the movie was released, giving away huge plot spoilers and secrets…ah, happy times.

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For last week's Bun Toon about equally inspiring creators from the 70s, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon about equally inspiring creators from the 70s, click here.

For Bun Toons from the past (yes I know the archive is shockingly un-updated!)

For Bun Toons from the past (yes I know the archive is shockingly un-updated!)

Lo, There Shall Come a Battle Bun Toons! YAY!

Titans are clashing!  Titans, I tell you!

Titans are clashing! Titans, I tell you!

So apparently there’s something about a new Secret Wars Marvel project, and something about ret-conning some Marvel history when it all shakes out.

Clay pigeons loaded…

Off we go.

marvel reboot

Anyone who recognizes themselves, please report to your nearest station and await further instructions.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Straw Men have been popular in comics for quite a while now…

straw men dark

I’ve not read this series, but that cover is rock solid.

straw men skullsThis is the only cover from this All American Comics NSFW series that I can put on this family friendly website.

straw man marvel

Even Marvel Comics is familiar with publishing straw men.

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james bond link

For last week’s exciting REBOOT of James Bond, click here.

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All Canadian Bun Toons, Eh! YAY!

Throughout this entire blog entry, I will not mention hockey.  Except for that mention just now...

Throughout this entire blog entry, I will not mention hockey. Except for that mention just now…

You know, other countries have their good points.  You can visit Disneyland or the Great Barrier Reef, or Stonehenge when you’re abroad.

But home town Canada has its own rewards…

james bond eh

This is absolutely true, by the way.  We suddenly don’t have to pay anyone for the rights to Conan, James Bond, Tarzan,  and a whole bunch of great old pulp characters in our fine Dominion of Canada.   If only there were enough people in Canada to give us a film industry, I’d be kickstartering this idea tomorrow.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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As long time readers of the Bun Toon might know, I once dipped my toe in the James Bond universe doing a couple of storyboards for the very short lived animated series James Bond Jr.

James Bond Jr #1 page 00I didn’t draw anything in this comic book, by the way, but there’s almost NO images of James Bond Jr. from the TV series online.  It’s THAT forgotten by history.

Such a proud moment in the career, that was.

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For last week's Mohammed-Drawing moment of courage, click here for the Je Suis Charlie Bun Toon of last week.  ...Pour Mohammed-dessin le moment de courage, cliquez ici pour le Je Suis Charlie Bun Toon de la semaine dernière.

For last week’s Mohammed-Drawing moment of courage, click here for the Je Suis Charlie Bun Toon of last week. …Pour Mohammed-dessin le moment de courage, cliquez ici pour le Je Suis Charlie Bun Toon de la semaine dernière.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here