Category Archives: Ty Toons

Sadly Deflated Bun Toons! YAY!

More insights into a life filled with glamour and glory.

Sigh…

As reported to me from an offspring correspondent….

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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.)

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Even Marvel Comics is familiar with publishing straw men.

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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

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…

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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

Happy New New Year Bun Toons! YAY!

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Happy New Year everybody (he said, knowing it isn’t)!  Wasn’t last night a blast (probably  not)?

It’s OFFICIALLY the first of the new year,  here at Bun Toon Central, and time for the Most and Least Popular Bun Toons of 2014 to be revealed.

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Our champion of the year was read by far, far more folks than possibly any Bun Toon of all time.  There’s almost no way to tell.  Normally, I use the local webcounter here, and tally up all the links back to determine how many eyeballs landed on my humble bunny funnies, but this little viral monster ended up everywhere online, on everyone’s ELSE’S tumbler, on their website and eventually onto the printed page as a poster (available exclusively at Reno’s Wizard World Comic Convention last year!).  I can’t count up other people’s tumbler numbers, and couldn’t even guess at how many people lifted this Bun Toon whole cloth, so we’re just going to say “lots and lots” and leave it at that.

And it’s all for the love of Mr. Finger…

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That version above is actually the “cleaned up” version of the strip, which originally ran in a much cruder form, but it was hard to read, and I wasn’t proud of the pastiche style…

The original looked like this:

BATMAN WITHOUT BILL

But who can read that lettering?

Best parts of crusading for Bill The Boy Wonder last year:  Creating awareness of his story, and getting to talk to his granddaughter Athena Finger.  The tide is starting to turn towards justice for Bill’s place in history:  If you go to Batman’s wiki page, it says co-created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger nowadays.  It’s only DC Comics that can’t admit it, but the part of fandom that isn’t controlled by an iron-clad legal document that keeps Finger from getting his due credit, is happy to embrace Batman’s other papa.

For last week's Bill Finger Google Doodle Campaign, click here

Finally.  Batman fans have been given the Finger.

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Time for hilarious failure.

When they decided to kill off Wolverine, right after bringing Peter Parker back from the dead, slightly after the return of Jean Gray, but after the murder of Professor X, which was followed by the return of Nightcrawler…I started to think there was no choice…at least if I wanted my Bun Toons to catch on.

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That’s Ortiz, the Hispanic Pool Boy in the last panel, a beloved ethnic slur that showed up in the strip a few times over the summer.  He wasn’t popular either.

That strip up there was only the SECOND least read Bun Toon of the year…the honour of being dead LAST was earned the very next week when I decided to keep up with this silly Dead Bunny Saga…and NO ONE showed up to play along.

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The Pepsi drinking version of the Bunny (with the backwards signature on his shirt) hosted Bun Toons for the rest of the summer, but I quickly stopped making reference to his being an evil twin as no one seemed to notice or care.

Sigh.

Eventually, I simply put the signature on the shirt the right way ’round again in September, and the readership boycott drew to a close.

I thought it was a funny “take” on the industry’s fondness for slaughtering its heroes, but I’ve never been so wrong in my instincts before.

Which means, the epic, twenty-eight part “Return of the Bunny” will never see the light of day.  It’s a pity, because I would have brought back the Watcher, Gwen, Jor-El and Lara, and Jack Kirby in successive chapters.

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See you NEXT week for the start of Bun Tooning 2015!  (No entry tomorrow, I don’t want to overstay my welcome with six Bun Toons in a row!)  What’s coming up will surprise you, because it will surprise me.  I never know what these little stories will be about until Saturday morning.

Ty the Guy OUT for 2014!

Just a Second Bun Toons! YAY!

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Normally my #1 Bun Toon of last year comes on the FIRST day of the new year, but yesterday, essentially without warning, I was whisked away in a car with my wife and children to a town far far away from my home for a larger family gathering of my wife’s brother/sister/mother peoples.  Delightful time was had by all, and many of the family are still there as I type this…but as for me, I was delinquent in yesterday’s Bun Toon entry for reasons of merry making, family and good will to all.   So there.

As a result,  I’m dragging the New Year out for one more day in my virtual reality Bunny World.  How can that be a bad thing?  You get to get blind drunk again, as we all get to look at the SECOND most popular Bun Toon  (and the nearly least popular Bun Toon) of 2014 on this, not really New Year’s Day.

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If  I had to list the Marvel Characters I’d Care Least About Getting Their Own Movie, The Guardians of the Galaxy would have made my bottom five…at least in their original Marvel form.  I mean, I actually READ those comics when they first came out in the Seventies…and I might have been the only one…

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This Bun Toon was shared, and clicked, and linked to, and posted all over the interweb when I put it up this summer, and I’m going to assume it was the free publicity that it generated for the movie that made Guardians into last year’s runaway hit film.  Marvel has yet to thank me.

I also rescued Constantine from cancellation last fall with the following Bun Toon, done in a similar vein.

It just squeaked out of the top five, so in theory you shouldn’t be seeing it here…I suspect Constantine put some sort of a spell on me…

websize constantine

Ah, the power I have over Hollywood.  He started smoking on the show the very next week….

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Now for another Bun Toons From The Dustbin of History.

Once again, it’s a sentimental, holiday themed Bun Toons that didn’t move the web-clickers.  The big audience just wants to see cars explode and things on fire and people getting their ears cut off…

Caution:  Trigger warning for anyone who’s ever had their ears cut off…

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I told you.  No exploding cars – That was the problem.

But I was IN a car with the wife and kids yesterday, which is why you didn’t see this Bun Toon when you were supposed to.

META!!!

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See you guys tomorrow for NEW NEW YEARS DAY!   YAY!

Seriously, I’m keeping up the lie.

Ty the Guy OUT!