Category Archives: Ty Toons

Deadpool for Beginners Bun Toon! YAY!

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Lesson one:  Put on a bullet proof vest.

The big event is coming –

-and I do NOT mean the Superbowl, which I understand is some time this weekend.

I’m talking about Deadpool (the “regenerating degenerate”, the “merc with a mouth” and Marvel’s most popular non-clawed mutant) and his movie premiere.

To those of us in the funnybook biz, Wade Wilson is well known…but outside of the eight people who stayed awake for his last big screen appearance, Deadpool is an unknown, a mystery, a cipher wrapped in an enigma.

That’s why the Bun Toon is here:

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I’ll see you guys on opening day.  Except for you kiddies…this one’s not for YOU.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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I’ve done my little part to keep Deadpool from being TOO successful.  Here’s a page I drew from DEADPOOL #250 (death of Deadpool special) last year.

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this is the cover, if you can’t live without the issue.  It’s actually a really fun special!

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If you’re in the Toronto area on Sunday, come to our COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP OPEN HOUSE from 1 t0 6 pm!  If you’re a former bootcamper working on a project, BRING YOUR LATEST WORK, or if you’re a curious stranger, come on in and learn to ignore the football game!  And don’t forget to click on the logo to check out the next set of upcoming classes!

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for last week’s bun toon, click here.

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Lesson one:  Put on a bullet proof vest.

Evil Bun Toons! Bwah hah hah!

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There’s nothing quite so evil as a cartoon rabbit.

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There goes my next three assignments from Marvel.  I live like a rebel.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Of course, the only place Donald Trump BELONGS is in the funny papers.

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Like in this issue of Mad Magazine’s 20 Dumbest of 2015, featuring work your humble rabbit cartoonist!  Probably still on sale at lazier news stands that don’t turn over their stock very quickly!

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If you’re in the Toronto area, and are interested in learning to write and draw comics, come on down to the bootcamp and learn!  Writing and anatomy classes coming up in just a few weeks!  Click above for details.

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for last week’s vicious attack on the “other” company, click here.

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for the Bun Toon Archive of past years, click here. (yes, it needs updating, but I live a life of fast cars and quality women).

LEGENDARY BUN TOONS! YAY!

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A legend in my own lunch time.

As always, when new comic book media arrives, I’m here to help sort it all out.

The CW just launched a new series, spinning off from ARROW and FLASH, and I watched the pilot so you don’t have to…

 

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I-Zombie is safe.  That’s about a zombie.  And Lucifer is coming, and he’s hardly “B-List” in the name-recognition game.  But I worry about these “Legends”.

Past is prologue.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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I have it on good authority that Brother Power The Geek is joining the LEGENDS squad as soon as they can find anyone who remembers him.  Then come the SEA DEVILS.

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for last week’s bun toon, click here

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A legend in my own lunch time.

How to Use Philosophy Bun Toons! YAY!

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Saving you the cost of a college degree.

Hey there, Bunny People.  Hope 2016 is treating you well…it’s treating some of my favorite performers rather poorly…

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Nothing’s more fun than defeating one of them high-fallutin’ brain-thinkers at their own game.  Where’s my prize money?  Where?

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Of course David Bowie was more than a recording artist and actor….

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Naturally he was a comic book star as well.  How could he NOT be?

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I think Alan Rickman is in the DIE HARD comic book, but I didn’t read it…

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I’m afraid that the closest I could come to a comic book image to tribute Dan “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty, who also passed away this week.

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Since I haven’t talked to you for a couple of weeks, I thought I’d push the comics that came in since Christmas with my work on ’em or in ’em…run down to your local comic store and buy them out of this product…my children STILL need to eat, and philosophy books can only provide so much…

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The MAD came out a couple of weeks ago, just before Christmas, but it’s likely STILL on sale.    The Bunny got to contribute to the annual list of dumbest by drawing an article…I wasn’t dumb, myself.

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My Jughead alt-cover came out LAST week.  My first contribution to the world of New Archie, and I couldn’t be happier…I hope they let me do more (hint, hint!)

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My Evil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned cover came out THIS week, and they ARE letting me do more over there…I have a few more covers, and maybe a script or two from the fine folks at SGP.

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For those who can’t get enough of the Bun Toon, here’s the TOP FIVE entries from last year!  CLICK ABOVE

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For the last Bun Toon of  2015 (a Force Awakens Bun Toon) click here

 

 

Joyous Nog Day!

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Wide Awake Bun Toons! YAY!

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It’s like electricity is shooting through my brain.

Almost a true story.

Emotionally true, anyway.

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I cannot stress enough how little regard I have for the any of the previous attempts to recapture the magic of Star Wars.  Though I consider Empire a decent enough film, it’s hardly in the same league as the sublimely wonderful original picture.  Somehow, J. J. Abrams loved the franchise enough to give us a sequel you can bite into.  It’s flawed, it’s a little bit TOO much of an homage to the original, and there are some plot holes that the Millennium Falcon can fly through, but who cares?

Finally we have a Star Wars that’s FUN, exciting, FUNNY, clever, well-acted, and I am even willing to buy into the mythology of it all, this time around.   Shows you what a missed opportunity the last four or five films have been.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Many moons ago, when the trailer first came out, I sensed a tingling in the force…here’s the Bun Toon from that week.

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Hee hee.

Not disappointed.

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About ten years ago, I did a graphic novel for Vertigo Comics called “BIGG TIME”.  It was a satire of the entertainment industry and the whole need for fame in the American psyche…and on page 71, a character showed up wearing a T-Shirt with a special message…

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If you can’t read the shirt is says “I’m Still Waiting for Star Wars Episode Seven”.

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India and Back Again Bun Toons! YAY!

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The World Traveller Returns!

Sorry this is on a Sunday, rather than a Saturday…believe it or not, I’ve only been home about five days, and I’m still a day behind because of jet lag, date lines and a host of other nonsense.

Today you get snapshots of my trip to India to attend Comicon in Delhi.  Count yourself lucky…I could have brought home slides.

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Not kidding about the traffic.  I’m fairly sure they drove on the left side of the road in India, but it was sometimes hard to tell.  Mostly they drove on the ROAD… but WHERE they drove… was always an option.

As I said, I’ve only been home a few days, and haven’t quite adjusted to life back in Canada.  I miss the hawks and Kryptos already, and might consider a small falcon or eagle for the back yard, just for comfort.

Ty the Guy IN!

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Because the local currency was unfamiliar to me, I asked the convention volunteers what a good price to charge for my sketches was, and was told about five hundred Rupees was the upwards end of what I could charge.  So, five hundred Rupees it was.  And this is the sort of sketch you’d get for that…

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It turns out, 500 Rupees is about seven dollars, something we didn’t figure out until the last day.  So…Indian fans got my sketches for, shall we say, a little less expensive than an American convention goer would get one.  At the speed I was replacing markers (there was a booth selling markers there for five bucks a marker), it almost cost more to draw the pictures than I was getting from the fans.  But that’s okay.  We saw a lot of happy faces when they got their sketch.

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The name tag they made me wear was a little large.  I think it was so people at the back of the line could read it…but it got in the way of my drawing arm quite a bit.

I’m also not kidding about the pollution.  Delhi is considered the most polluted city on Earth…they DREAM of being as clean as Beijing, the complainers from China.

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The day we arrived, we thought it was fog…but it turns out people like to burn their trash there, and so you’re living inside of a fairly constant smoke and fire situation from ten million trash fires.  Here’s a photo of a neigbourhood dump site.  Note the Hawks and Kryptos in the photo…they are literally everywhere.

The volunteers were as nice and friendly a bunch of Convention Helpers I’ve ever met.  I wish I could have stayed and hung with the gang another few days…but apparently I had to get home because of my OWN children.

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Special shout out to Ishan, Harry and Abhilasha, our personal handlers.  (I’ve misspelled Harry’s name, but he kept insisting it was “Harry” when it utterly was not.)

The local creators had a wealth of great comics to show off, I wish they were for sale in Canada, as some of these series hooked me and I want to read the next issue.  My faves, by far, were…

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…pretty well anything by this guy, Shamik Dasgupta…he’s a writer/artist with some SKILLS.

and…

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Super Sikh.  The title says it all.  Hoo boy, this was fun.

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It was ALSO about India…the anticipation of going, rather than the having been.

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