Category Archives: Ty Toons

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…

THE VOICE OF reason

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

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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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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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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 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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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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Hop, hop and away!

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I promise, no complaining about the new Zack Snyder movie, except for this bit here.

Another honest-to-god-true-life-adventure.  Ah, the life I lead…

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I suppose my other children are pretty cool, too.  No, really.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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As long time readers of this blog might recall, my eldest son, Kellam once went out on Halloween as BLUE SUPERMAN!  blue-superman-photo

Perhaps the only Blue Superman ever on Halloween.  Not a single house knew who he was.

Below is a conversation I had with Taylor about the Archie characters.  It’s an ongoing education with my brood.

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And, of course, me and the lad aren’t the only ones with a Christopher Reeve man-crush.

Jerry Seinfeld’s man-crush on the big blue boy scout is so strong, a few years back, American Express actually hired me to draw Superman and Jerry palling around together.  No, really.

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I think Superman is tickling Jerry here.  What was I thinking when I drew this?

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Agh! Uk! Ut! Ow! Bun Toons!

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Smile, though your guts are breaking, smile, even though you’re aching…

I wasn’t around Bun Tooning last week because of the chronic, you know what I’m saying?  And by chronic, I mean chronic and ongoing kidney stone problems.  No details, I don’t want to bore you with the icky stuff, but it’s why I wasn’t here last week.

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All real quotes.  My wife overheard the comment in the bed next to mine in emergency last week.  Apparently I was getting a little too detailed about my belief system while the universe took shots at my innards, and it put someone off that I wasn’t just saying “Ow!”.

I ended up in a semi-private room with a nice Catholic man named Rick who didn’t deserve the tsuris, so I learned to stay quiet about the Bible as the meds wore off.   I can be good.

Fingers crossed, my doctors think I can be free of these things for the rest of my life in a couple of months.   Then I’ll be reduced to only cursing bad movies and bad drivers, but I’ll keep those blasphemies to myself.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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I know it’s because of SELMA BLOTTE (the Kidney Lady from Howard the Duck) that all this happened to me.   I wrote her into ONE Howard story in a Civil War special, just a single panel cameo, for god’s sake, and she took it wrong.

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I have the power of life and death over you!

I’m glad I never wrote a scene with Appendix Bursting Man or Lung Disease Boy (two of the lesser members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes), or I’d never be free of the hospital.

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