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Pre-Con Sketchcover Commissions 2016

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I generally only do commissions on-site at conventions but after a number of requests, I did some in advance last year. I was pleased at the results (I like working at home in my drawing chair!) so I’ll be doing it again this year. At the moment, I’m limiting this to sketchcovers. As long as a convention is still listed, I’ll be taking commission requests for it but I am limiting numbers for each con.

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March

Toronto Comicon March 18 – 20

APRIL

Emerald City Comicon April 6 – 10

Calgary Entertainment & Comic Expo April 28 – May 1

(More to be added as they’re announced)

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At this time I’m only planning on doing sketchcovers. I do have some sketchcovers in stock; if you want something else, I will see if I can get it from my LCS (and will let you know the added cost).

Single figures are $60, Two figures are $90, ink, markers and copics.

The blank sketchcovers I currently have on hand are:

Batman 66 #23

Batgirl #38

Superman #32 

A-Force Secret Wars #001

The Flash #39

Wolverine #310

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #001

Wonder Woman #19

Wonder Woman #36 

Justice League #16

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All covers will be available for pick-up ONLY at the convention. Payment can be in cash at the convention or you can PayPal me before pickup.

If you’re interested, send me an email at tybunny@gmail.com and tell me which blank, and what you’re looking for. I’ll confirm with you before I start anything.

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Ty the Guy OUT!

Enough of THAT year Bun Toons! YAY

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Happy New Year Bunny People!  Another year over and a new one, just begun.

But before we send you off to explore the future, one last look back at the year that was…our annus horribilis, as we affectionately call it around here….and our annual TOP FIVE COUNTDOWN!

Our FIFTH most popular BUN TOON of the year, as counted by the fine folks at PRICE WATERHOUSE, celebrated a certain announcement from DC Comics about fairness, and justice and who deserved a finger…

finger justice

I got quite a few angry emails about drawing Bob Kane in a demon costume…but I cannot stress enough that Bob is wearing the original Batman suit he designed (and Bill Finger re-designed away).  It only LOOKS like a demon costume of you know anything about Bob Kane.

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#4

The Aluminium Award goes to one of my “Everything You Need to Know in Four Panels” strips (keep an eye out, “all in four panels” will be a theme today).  In the fall, CBS started up the Adventures of Supergirl on Monday nights, and I was there to help the uninitiated understand the backstory to our beloved Kara Zor-el.

SUPERGIRL in four panels

Yes, I left out the part about the semi-human pink Jello-Beastie that was Supergirl for most of the 90s.  I didn’t think the uninitiated were quite ready for that.  And yes…they SORT of killed the dog in an imaginary story, which ain’t the same thing.  Fiction Dogs still get treated to less time in refrigerators than women do.

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#3

The Bronze goes to…

Another of the FOUR PANELS series, this time appropriately about four characters in their fourth live action movie.  This really should have been entry #4, but sometimes the universe doesn’t understand neatness.

FF IN FOUR PANELS

I heard an internet rumour that FOX is working on another FF movie.  Seriously.  After that train wreck, they’re going again?  Whee?

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#2

Silver Medal time at the Rabbit Round-up, this time the long ears get all “political”.

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No word of a joke, about five days after this toon went online, back in June, the Confederate flag started coming down in front of state houses all across America.  It was a very popular Bun Toon, reblogged and re-tweeted and had many thousands of readers.  I like to think the Bun Toon single-handedly ended the race troubles in the USA, but I wouldn’t be humble if I suggested it, so one of my fans has to.

Go on.  I’m waiting…

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#1

Golden Memories.  The Number #1 Bun Toon of 2015 came after a month-long absence from the funny-web due to an inconvenient brush with death back in April.  I flat-lined three times and those silly doctors kept bringing me back from the great beyond…

For a couple of weeks after I got out of the hospital, I couldn’t really draw well, (pain meds are wonderful, but they give the grey matter some silly attitudes about proportion and muscle control), and could only produce a Bun Toon by lifting the art from better artists.

It’s another “Everything Explained in Four Panels” Bun Toon, this time about the Netflix Daredevil series.

Clearly Daredevil is a huge hit, as this Bun Toon was by far the most read of the year.

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I’m still kind of baffled that Marvel didn’t call me to take over the Daredevil book after that.  Clearly, I deserve it, going to hell and back and everything.  Who’s writing it now?  Did they die and come back?  Pussies.

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And now…the LOSER!

It’s never a proper celebration unless I embrace the failures as well, and this year the big “no one read it” Bun Toon comes from just a few weeks ago.  (Every year, the least popular Bun Toon comes from early December…I’m starting to sense a pattern).  This time out, it was a travel diary from my recent trip to India, and I’m presenting again, so the internet may ignore it again as furiously as it did the last time I ran it, three weeks ago.

and back home

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And that’s it.  Another year in the memory hole, never to be considered again, until the big TOP FIVE OF THE DECADE BUN TOONS coming up in just four years!  Wait by your computers for an announcement.

I’ll see you in a week or so as we start up the 2016 goofiness.  I suspect we’ll see a Bun Toon about Donald Trump as the year progresses, and maybe even something about President Hillary.  Also:  I predict that this is the year Florida and California slip into the ocean.  You heard it here first.

Ty the Guy, 2015 OUT!

 

 

Joyous Nog Day!

2015 xmas message

 

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…

BIGG TIME PAGE

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

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Last week link

BUN TOONS LOGO

for the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

Ty cannot come to the Bun Toon today

Sorry folks, we‘re at Wizard World Chicago this weekend so Ty has no time to Bun Toon. See ya back here next week.

Here are a few of the pre-con commissions Ty brought with him:

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Keiren

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Mark Twain, Ty Templeton and…

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Two names you probably didn’t expect to see together! I’ve been asked by Alternate History Comics to be a part of their next project, Mark Twain’s Niagara The Graphic Novel. I’m joining in on an enviable list of artists illustrating Mark Shainblum’s adaptation (with a scene by Fearless Fred Kennedy):  Adam Gorham(TMNT/Ghostbusters, X-Files, Dead Drop, Teuton), Fred Pashe (SpiritWolf), award-winning fine artist and illustrator menton3 (MONOCYTE, The Fly: Outbreak, The X-Files), AASC Canadian Publishing Award & People’s Choice Award nominee Andy Stanleigh (Titan: An Alternate History, Hobson’s Gate), Joe Shuster Award winner and Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame illustrator Claude St. Aubin (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern), award-winning artist and film-maker Nicholas Burns (Arctic Comics, Bride of Chucky, True North), internationally renowned concept artist Haiwei Hou (Two Brothers, Ochek), internationally acclaimed award-winning artist Jeffrey Veregge (G.I. Joe, Transformers, Judge Dredd), the brilliant Katherine Piro (The Chaste Maid), Shane Kirshenblatt (Dorothy Gale: Journey to Oz, The Bleeding Tree), Ben Shannon (Ayanisach, Superior Iron Man), Mike Rooth (Savage Sword, Captain Canuck, WidowsWake), Keith Grachow (Concrete Martians, Saltwater), superstar Ken Lashley (Batman, Superman, X-Men, The Avengers). (all details from the Kickstarter post)

Instead of reading anything I can say about this project and still having to continue over to the Kickstarter to get all the details, you should just start there! Go now! Run! Click this link and read! We’ve got seven days left to get this project funded so don’t waste any time here with me–

CLICK NOW! 

Mark Twain’s Niagara The Graphic Novel

Ty the Guy OUT!

Sunday, SUNday, SUNDAY!!

But I shall be at my post tomorrow

But I shall be at my post tomorrow

Keiren here–when I was a kid growing up in a teeny tiny little village (so small that it couldn’t be called a town) of Cayuga, the only claim to fame we had was a teeny tiny little racetrack outside of town called the “Cayuga Speedway”. It was, in fact, a twenty minute drive away (possibly further–my dad always drove like he was on a racetrack. For many years, I thought 75 mph was the actual speed limit) and located near several other towns. But I guess none of them had a name that was as interesting. But for decades, any time I would tell people I was from Cayuga they would say, “Oh the Speedway!” because it was famous for it’s radio ads which would proclaim “Sunday SUNday SUNDAY, at Cayuuuuuuuuuuuuuuga Speedway!”

Which has nothing to do with Ty’s Bun Toons…’cept, “Sunday SUNday SUNDAY there wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllll be a NEW BUN TOOOOOOOOOOOON!”

Keiren