Category Archives: Ty Toons

Third, But Not Least Bun Toons!

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Half way through the Top Five,  and our entry at the middle spot was my least favourite Bun Toon to draw, ever.

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This was one of the most read Bun Toons of the year, so it goes in the countdown, but I’d really rather it had never been drawn.

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Another of the year’s most read Bun Toons  (in a virtual tie for third place so I’m putting it here as a balance) is one of my all time favourite Bun Toons.

CONTEXT:  Alan Moore had done a lovely interview towards the beginning of the year in which he had described his opinion of Grant Morrison as one of mild disdain for the sycophantic attention Grant had paid him for decades.

Too much like another famous cartoon relationship in my mind, to pass up this entry…

krazy kats

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Onto my failures.

It seems that holiday themed Bun Toons simply don’t work (as yesterday’s low scoring Santa Story proved).  If I do a nice comic savaging a fellow professional for his opinion, there’s a line-up around the block to read it, but something I draw that pays tribute to a special day in the  year is culled from the honour rolls like bread mould at the back of a rye.

I often do an Easter themed Bun Toon on Easter Bunny Day, and I sometimes do a marijuana themed Bun Toon on 4-20….and when Easter fell on 4-20 this year, I thought this was funny…

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Clearly, one has not properly done Stoner Humour if it doesn’t piss off the North Korean Government or the people that imprisoned Tommy Chong, the American Government.  I have to work on angering the fascists more directly and use less bunnies.

More holiday-themed Bun Toons will be showing up on this top and bottom list…coming up tomorrow!

You’ll have to wait to find out if it was a hit or a miss.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Go Forth, Young Bunny! YAY!

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This year’s #4 position, BOTH the most popular and the least popular, come from the last couple of weeks.  It was a wild swing in readership from one week to the next this December, but that’s standard around here.  You fickle monsters make me paint my backside and dance, and sometimes you love me, and sometimes it’s head first into the mud holes.

Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  I know how complaining comic book artists get treated on the internet….

For example…

THE LAST CRUSADER

For those who don’t recall this tempestuous teapot, back at the beginning of December, a comic book artist (of my generation) named Pat Broderick had a word or two to say about cosplayers ruining conventions for people who turned out to be the same age, height and weight as Pat Broderick.  It was something about women in skimpy outfits blocking aisles, not earning their place, and generally being on his lawn when he clearly wanted to get them off his lawn.

Pat’s probably a wonderful guy, and the backlash was more about how inelegantly he complained about getting older, than any real animosity towards him, but for god’s sake, don’t wear any odd hats around the man…he’s nervous.

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Our #4 LEAST favourite Bun Toon was the following week.   My fame and fortune crumbled and died in a scant seven days, and all because I cut off Santa’s foot.

the christmas the elves forget

I’ve learned my lesson.  No more hurting Santa Claus.  To make it up to my emotionally damaged readers, here’s one of my MOST popular Christmas Bun Toons from a couple of years ago, in which I do not hurt Santa at all, except for one or two moments in the “agonizer”.

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See you tomorrow, for the THIRD most and least popular Bun Toons of the year….neither of which will be from the month of December, I promise.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Bun Toons Countdown YAY!

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Good lord, are we ending another year again?  I keep insisting we only do this once every decade or so, but something was said about calendars being important to the economy, and I, as a gentleman, deferred.

So, to honour tradition, we re-present our best and worst of the year – starting with those FIVE Bun Toons that soared above all others in popularity, touching the hearts of the internet across the globe… and including the five LEAST popular Bun Toons – the ones that no one clicked on or read, and even my mother disdainfully shat on.   I feel as an artist, I must air my dirty laundry or else how annoying could I really be?

Our fifth most popular Bun Toon is no surprise, as it features Comicdom’s most popular character in his most popular story, written at the top of my game.

BEST BATMAN EVERWhat I especially love is that the Robin that was most recently dead when I wrote this, IS in fact, alive again at this point.  My powers of prognostication are strong!

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Let us turn now to failure.

Perhaps I’ve loved Good-Man more than he deserves, as I keep doing more and more Good-Man comics over the years.  I think we’re up to episode forty-eight with this character and we get nothing but hate mail when I publish each instalment – shocking, vitriolic stuff that makes Gamergate look like a valentine card…but I don’t care, I shall never give up on the character.  Good-Man represents all that is good and honest and true in this world, and they really don’t take me very long to draw.

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See, and here I am, making you read another one.

COVER IN COLOUR

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I’m such a bully.

TOON in tomorrow, when I reveal the 4th most and least popular Toons of the year, and possibly say something amusing whilst presenting them to you.  ‘Tis my nature.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Also a tradition around here, we wish a happy birthday to STAN THE MAN LEE, co-creator of the Marvel Universe, and father of Bruce Lee, the famous kung fu movie star.

He’s 92 this year (Stan, not Bruce), and can still beat me at full contact kick boxing, though we haven’t gotten in the ring together since July, so I might be able to take him by now.

Happy Happy Stan Day.

stan_lee_action_figureStan Lee’s kickboxing action figure.  It’s rare to find them “mint in box”, as they usually punch they own way out.

Because The Internet Is Asking For Someone To Do This Bun Toons! YAY

And no one is going to do it, but me.

And no one is going to do it, but me.

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You remember, years ago, when America was the home of the brave and the land of the free?

Sigh.

Ty the Guy OUT!


The comics industry saw three major creators retire this week, and it’s worth noting their passing.

Legendary creator Jack Davis is retiring his pencil this week.  At ninety years old, he says it's time to go fishing.

Legendary artist Jack Davis is officially putting down his pencil. At ninety years old, he says it’s time to go fishing.  Considering his astounding body of work, and the personal inspiration he’s always been to me, he’s already caught the big one.

Creator of Tek Jansen and Alpha Force Seven. Stephen Colbert, is also retiring this week.  Though Tek Jansen wasn't a top selling series, there was a lot to recommend it, and I doubt that Mr. Colbert will stay retired long.

Creator of Tek Jansen and Alpha Squad Seven. Stephen Colbert, is also retiring this week. Though Tek Jansen wasn’t a top selling series for ONI Press, there was a lot to recommend it, and I doubt that Mr. Colbert will stay retired long.

Craig Ferguson, the actor who played Aquaman on CBS's Late Night TV show has left CBS for wetter pastures somewhere.  We wish him luck, and have our fingers crossed that he gets the nod should there ever be a big budget Aquaman movie.

Craig Ferguson, the actor who played Aquaman on CBS’s Late Late Show (shown above with Tim Gunn) has left the series for wetter pastures elsewhere. We wish him luck, and have our fingers crossed that he gets the nod should there ever be a big budget Aquaman movie.


For last week's sweet and charming look at Christmas, click here.

For last week’s sweet and charming look at Christmas, click here.

For the Bun Toons archive, click here.

For the Bun Toons archive, click here.

Christmas Season Bun Toons! YAY!

Hurry up with the kissing, I ain't waiting all day.

Hurry up with the kissing, I ain’t waiting all day.

This is a Christmas story my father told me when I was young.

the christmas the elves forget

You can see where I get my spirit of the holiday from…

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Here are a couple of the Christmas Covers I’ve done over the years…

Because it's the Phantom Stranger, it's possible those decorations are the living souls of the Justice League.  AAAAAHHHH!!

Because it’s the Phantom Stranger, it’s possible those decorations are the living souls of the Justice League. AAAAAHHHH!!

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My cover for the DC Christmas anthology from a couple of years ago.  This is the unpublished version of the cover…points for anyone who has the published version, who can tell the difference!

A cover I laid out, drawn by Stephen DeStephano I believe...

A cover I laid out, drawn by Stephen DeStephano I believe…

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For last week's bun toon, click here.

For last week’s bun toon, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here

Are We Still Talking About This Bun Toons?!?

Everything Old Is Nuisance Again!

Everything Old Is Nuisance Again!

Sigh…

This is, of course, a portrait of no one individual in particular.  Unless you recognize yourself, and then it’s you.

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Of course, our hero is the only one in colour.  He’s the only one in the real world.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Just in case there was some confusion as to when cosplay started, and how recent a trend it is.

No one would dress like the dude in the blue outfit during any decade by the 70s.

No one would dress like the dude in the blue outfit during any decade but the 70s.

I rest my case.

This didn’t happen recently.  Who cosplays as T’Pring?

1975, the amazing Captain Sticky with someone similarly tactile.

1975: the amazing Captain Sticky with someone similarly tactile.

Wendy Pini cosplaying as Red Sonja on the Mike Douglas show...with JAMIE FARR!

Wendy Pini cosplaying as Red Sonja on the Mike Douglas show…with JAMIE FARR!

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For last week's Star Wars themed Bun Toon, click the Jedi Bunny

For last week’s Star Wars themed Bun Toon, click the Jedi Bunny

For the Bun Toons archives, click here

For the Bun Toons archives, click here

May the Rabbit Be With You Bun Toons! YAY!

These ARE the toons you're looking for.

These ARE the toons you’re looking for.

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Maybe it’s because the world kinda sucks right now, Ghomeshi, Cosby, Ferguson…maybe I just want a silly little space opera to be an empty confection.  That would be lovely.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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A couple of months back, Marvel announced it was publishing the Star Wars comics, moving forward, now that the synergy of Marvel/Disney/Star Wars is all the same mega-corporation…

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For last week's attack on another fictional institution, click here.

For last week’s attack on another fictional institution, click here.

For the Bun Toons archive, click here.

For the Bun Toons archive, click here.