Category Archives: Bunny Funnies

Daddio Bun Toons! YAY!

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I’ll teach you young punks to respect me.

This weekend includes Father’s Day.  Finally, a day for the men of this world to put aside their privilege, and be celebrated for the effort they sort of make, helping their wives raise a family.

Even though my parents were divorced, my father still had important things to teach me as I grew up and saw him on the occasional weekend and summer holiday.

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Every one of those bits of advice are true, and I constantly use the one about writing when teaching my scripting classes.  To this day, I still have a Siamese cat, and though I’ve never been in a boxing match, I know how to handle myself when a drunk gets troublesome.

No comment about the rest of it.

I have children of my own, now.

Ty the Guy OUT!


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In the world of Father-based comic strip characters, they’re all second rate compared to Jiggs, the orangutan-faced hero of “Bringing up Father” (later known as Jiggs and Maggie).

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The magnificent deco-inspired designs and line work of George McManus was inspirational when I was a kid.

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My father’s favourite comic strip was KRAZY KAT:

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I read a bunch of them when I was a kid, and they didn’t make a lick of sense to me.  It wasn’t until I was much more sophisticated adult that I realised they weren’t supposed to.


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For last week’s Bun Toon, click here.

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For the slightly updated Bun Toon archive of years past, click here.

If you’re at ALL interested in my fairly interesting father, there’s a bunch of past pages on this blog dedicated to him.

Here’s an entry about his brief career as a cartoonist

Here’s an entry about a feature film dedicated to calling him an agent of Satan

When Good Men Do Nothing Bun Toons!

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Good bunnies know enough to stay out of it.

We return you now to Pleasant City, where crime never gets a chance to run rampant because of the constant patrols of one Good Man…

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Thank god I was here to sum up American politics for you.   This is why CNN is slipping in the ratings.

Ty the Guy


I just riffed the name “Dyno-Lady” while I was writing the above toon, and almost instantly recalled that there’s a genuine  super-hero with NEARLY that name…

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This was an old Sid & Marty Krofft produced “Saturday Morning” TV series when I was young.   When trying to find a cover for an issue featuring these protectors of goodness, I discovered they don’t HAVE a comic series.

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A TV series?  Sure.  But the MAN is keeping them out of the comics biz, for some reason. That’s another thing Hillary will make better.  Besides saving the planet from a racist orange monster, I mean…

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For the SLIGHTLY updated Bun Toon Archive, click here.

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There’s just a couple of days before the next set of classes start.  If you’re in the TORONTO area and are interested in learning to write and draw comics, click here.

Up, Up and Out of Here Bun Toons! YAY!

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Superman is to Kryptonite, as Bunny is to….?

SUPERMAN DIES AGAIN

It really did strike me as odd how little attention was paid to the latest death of the Man of Steel.  I suppose since he (SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER) died in the movie version, this is technically his THIRD big death, and the second one this year, which does add a sense of the familiar every time he checks out.

As someone who’s died a couple of times myself, I know how dull the third one can be.  Personally, I slept through it.

Ty the Guy OUT!


When I was a kid, my father’s two heroes were Gandhi and Muhammad Ali.  My dad was an amateur boxer in his youth, so I think he might have had a slight preference for Ali, but those are two good choices.

Mine were Batman and Superman, because they were the first ones I read about.  Then I read about Ali and what he’d done during the Viet Nam war.

Then he joined my Justice League.

The Greatest.

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For last week’s Bun Toon, click here, and bring a torch.

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

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If you live in the Toronto area and are interested in learning to write and draw comic books, click here.

The Customer Is Always Right Bun Toons! YAY!

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Even when the customer is aggressively wrong.

The thing I like best about the internet is the accuracy of information dissemination, and the speed at which bandwagons careen down a hill.

Sigh.

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For those brave souls that went out and bought a copy of the all new Captain America #1, you probably discovered the issue was well written, beautifully drawn and a fun ride all around.  For the rest of you, congratulations on believing the internet. You must be very proud.

Ty the Guy OUT!


Because I mentioned it, I have to bonus everybody with a few moments from Cap’s greatest storyline…

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Amazingly enough…in the days before the internet, we didn’t set fire to copies of Man-Wolf and youtube it.

We simply endured.

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Of course, back in the 70s, Marvel ACTUALLY did do a Captain America story where he became a Nazi…but it was a sort-of “evil twin” Cap (a guy who’d had surgery to look like Steve Rogers, who was more than slightly driven crazy by a cut-rate version of the Super-Soldier formula).   Naturally, this story didn’t spit at Joe Simon and Jack Kirby because they were both working for DC Comics at the time.

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DARWYN LINK

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for the Bun Toon archive of years gone by, click here.

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If you live in the Toronto area, and are interested in learning to write or draw comics, click here for upcoming classes.  Writing is filling up fast (two spots left), but there’s still a few seats left for the June “Making Comics” course!!

 

Darwyn Cooke.

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I have a bunch of Darwyn stories, but they all add up to what I said above…he was a funny, generous, charming guy.  I wish the last time I saw him (in Montreal outside our hotel at a comic convention) he hadn’t been smoking a cigarette, but I’m stuck with that last visual memory no matter what I do.  Fuck cancer.  

(The family has set up a page with the Canadian Cancer Society to accept donations in Darwyn’s honour. Link HERE.)

Ty the Guy OUT.


 

A couple of images of Slam Bradley by Darwyn.

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Darywn showed up in the Bun Toon every now and then.  He was too important to our industry, doing too much interesting work for me not to comment on him now and then.  Here’s one from a few years ago, when he did a magnificent job on his issues of Before Watchmen.

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Amazingly enough, the Alan Moore Hover-Guilt quieted down when I read Darwyn’s series.  It helped that I knew Darwyn, and don’t know Alan.  It also helped that Darwyn did a fantastic job on the book, as he did every time he did anything.

I still haven’t read his last book, The Twilight Children, and wonder when I’ll be able to enjoy it properly.   I flipped through it today, and it’s beautiful.  Of course.

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for last week’s Bun Toon, click here.

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For the Bun Toon ancient archives, click here.

Four More Panels! YAY!

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Because five panels is exhausting.

There’s fightin’ a brewin’ in the world of comics, and you can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys without a scorecard.  As always, the six foot rabbit in the room is the only one willing to help out.  So here’s…

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I’m likely to actually go and see this Civil War movie tomorrow, and I’ll let everyone know how it went when I get back, but until then, I’m fairly sure my judgement is a safe bet.

Ty the Guy OUT!


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If you’re one of the millions of fans who never read the original series the movie is based on:  It was a fight between factions of the Marvel Universe, some of whom saw the covers as half full, where others saw the covers half empty.

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It took until the Black Giant Man was killed before everyone agreed that the covers were simply half finished, and we all went back to work drawing the bottom of things again.  Of course, drawing bottoms is what launched Frank Cho’s career.

 

If you’re interested in the comic story that STARTED all the fighting between factions of the mythical world, look no further than here:

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For some reason, my Hulk v The Buddha comic strip was all over facebook last week, and I thought I’d repost it here so folks could at least know where Civil War started.  (The Buddha was an original Avenger before Ant-Man, back in the fifties, with 3-D Man and Venus, look it up).


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For the previous Bun Toon, mourning the passing of Prince, Chyna and a few others, click Death if you dare.

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For the Bun Toon archive, reaching back to the late Middle Ages, click the angry rabbit above.

 

 

Enough is enough Bun Toons!

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Seriously, I’m not doing tragedy this week.  I simply have no interest.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Most people don’t realize Prince’s first appearance in comics was in a Spider-Man annual by Peter David and Mark Beachum.  I’m pretty sure this was RIGHT after Purple Rain came out.

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They didn’t call him “Prince” (his name was “ACE”) and he didn’t have any Punchanello marionettes or any version of Morris Day anywhere near him, but we all knew what was going on.  The character appeared only once more, in Peter Parker, Spider-Man annual #6. It’s possible they were asked to stop, either by Marvel lawyers, or fans.


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for last week’s Superman themed Toon, click the Kryptonian Bunny

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for last week’s Superman themed Toon, click the Kryptonian Bunny