Category Archives: Bunny Funnies

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.

we grokked spock websize

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

YEEEHaaw! Bun Toons! YAY!

Get along little Bunnies.

Get along little Bunnies.

I’m happy to hear that Marvel is going back to the Western genre with the “Sheriff Steve Rogers” mini-series in a couple of months.  I’m looking forward to it.

But if Marvel is planning on a Weird Western storyline, they should use the REAL characters from American history of the period.   For instance, who can forget these…

Famous Western Mystics

In my youth, I met a very old man claiming to be the Two Ball Kid, but it turned out to be disappointing for different reasons.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Marvel Kirby Western Comics are the single greatest genre in the English Language.

Seriously.

Behold…

Who needs a noon-time railway train filled with owlhoots when there's Giant Monsters in Midnight Valley?

Who needs a noon-time railway train filled with owlhoots when there’s Giant Monsters in Midnight Valley?

The story behind this issue's cover is actually odder than you think it's going to be.

The story behind this issue’s cover is actually odder than you think it’s going to be.

(I draw these Bun Toons while watching AMC’s All Western programming on Saturday mornings.  It was only a matter of time before I did something along these lines.)

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For last week's illogically sad Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s illogically sad Bun Toon, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

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

for the Bun Toon Archive, click here

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!)