Category Archives: Ty Toons

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

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.

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.

For the Bun Toons archives, click here

For the Bun Toons archives, click here