Almost a true story.
Emotionally true, anyway.
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.
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…
If you can’t read the shirt is says “I’m Still Waiting for Star Wars Episode Seven”.
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:
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–
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!”
After two weeks of deadline enforced Re-Runs, I woke up this morning feeling awful. I even had to cancel a store appearance (sorry Kevin) I’d promised weeks ago.
But I’m somewhat up and about, and will do my best to Bun Toon as the day goes on, no doubt having a toon first thing tomorrow.
See you when I’m no longer stoned on the Tylenol 3s.
Based on a true story.