Celebrate Good Times Come On! YAY!

Love Long and Perspire

Love Long and Perspire

Oh my lack of god, there’s been a lot of my favourite people dying this last two weeks….  Writer Terry Pratchett,  Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon, Golden Age DC artist Irwin Hasen,  and of course, two of the giants of Star Trek:  Harve Bennett and Leonard Nimoy.

Enough feeling bad about this.

we grokked spock websize

I’m not kidding.  If you’re reading this on Saturday afternoon, come on down to the TRANZAC CLUB at 292 Brunswick Avenue, just south of Danforth, west of Spadina.

It’s ten bucks at the door (two Spock Fives!)

spock five

and the proceeds go to the Lung Association of Canada.

I promise an evening of illogic and joy.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Because Marvel eventually used every syllable in naming their various monsters…

grok the monster

…that purple monkey fellow up there is named “Grok”.  He’s in the Marvel Wiki.

‘Nuff Said.

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For my tribute to Leonard Nimoy Bun Toon (from two weeks ago) click here.

For my tribute to Leonard Nimoy Bun Toon (from two weeks ago) click here.

For last week's non-Star Trek Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s non-Star Trek Bun Toon, click here

For The Bun Toon Archive, click here

For The Bun Toon Archive, click here

LAST WEEK on the ‘net: March 2 – March 8 2015

MONDAY MARCH 2

This weekend there was a tiny local comic con…. from The Rogues Kick Ass

Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for March from TOR.COM

BATNOVEDADES ECC EDICIONES ABRIL 2015 from GOTHAM CITY INFORMER

TUESDAY MARCH 3

Great shoot last night interviewing Ty Templeton from ARTS & REC PRODUCTIONS

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 4

Eobard was also part of from touch of grey 37

FRIDAY MARCH 6

OFFICIAL RETRO THEMED AFTER PARTY SET FOR TORONTO COMICON ON SATURDAY MARCH 21 from SOMETHING TO MUSE ABOUT

 SATURDAY MARCH 7

DEMON IN THE SKY:  BATMAN & ROBIN ADVENTURES #25 from DC COMICS ANIMATED UNIVERSE

SUNDAY MARCH 8

Batman : les nouvelles aventures tome 1 from COMICS PLACE.net

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YEEEHaaw! Bun Toons! YAY!

Get along little Bunnies.

Get along little Bunnies.

I’m happy to hear that Marvel is going back to the Western genre with the “Sheriff Steve Rogers” mini-series in a couple of months.  I’m looking forward to it.

But if Marvel is planning on a Weird Western storyline, they should use the REAL characters from American history of the period.   For instance, who can forget these…

Famous Western Mystics

In my youth, I met a very old man claiming to be the Two Ball Kid, but it turned out to be disappointing for different reasons.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Marvel Kirby Western Comics are the single greatest genre in the English Language.

Seriously.

Behold…

Who needs a noon-time railway train filled with owlhoots when there's Giant Monsters in Midnight Valley?

Who needs a noon-time railway train filled with owlhoots when there’s Giant Monsters in Midnight Valley?

The story behind this issue's cover is actually odder than you think it's going to be.

The story behind this issue’s cover is actually odder than you think it’s going to be.

(I draw these Bun Toons while watching AMC’s All Western programming on Saturday mornings.  It was only a matter of time before I did something along these lines.)

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For last week's illogically sad Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s illogically sad Bun Toon, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

LAST WEEK on the ‘net: February 23 – March 1 2015

MONDAY FEBRUARY 23

Cool Catwoman stories from GOTHAM CALLING

TRADE WAITING: Week of February 25, 2015 from COMICOSITY

“Spiderman #100″ Centenario mirando al pasado from Ítaca Cómics

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24

COMIC SENSE WITH JULIA: FEBRUARY 25TH EDITION from END OF THE UNIVERSE

Best Shots Advance Reviews: CURB STOMP #1, THE BLACK HOOD #1, MISTER X: RAZED #1 from NEWSarama

Dark Horse In Stores 2/25/2015 from NEEDLESS ESSENTIALS ONLINE 2015

MISTER X: RAZED #1 REVIEW: SCI-FI NOIR FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. from RHYMES WITH GEEK

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25

Les Simpson T26 : Confidentiel from planete bd.com

Shiplist for Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from the million year picnic

Major Spoilers Staff Picks for February 25, 2015 from MAJOR SPOILERS

COMICS GUIDE FOR FEB. 25, 2014 from CAPTAIN COMICS

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27

Ch-Ch-Changes – Deadpool #250 To The Final Issue Of The New 52 from BLEEDING COOL

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28

MisterX from El Multiverso

SUNDAY MARCH 1 2015

Marvel Comics Extended Forecast for 03/04/2015 from ComicList

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Fascinating Bun Toons. Not Yay.

Taken out by a smoking habit.  Spock could only be destroyed by something completely  illogical.

Taken out by a smoking habit. He could only be destroyed by something completely illogical.

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spock rip

Ty the Guy OUT!

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I was at a comic convention in Kitchener, Ontario yesterday, where I was asked to do a sketch of Mr. Spock.  This was about twenty minutes or so, magic markers on cardboard from a photo on a smart-phone.

kitchener spock

It turned out not bad for a marker sketch.

I’ve drawn Nimoy/Spock a zillion times over the years.  He was one of the faces I used when I first auditioned for Mad Magazine a lifetime ago…

mad spock source

Here’s Spock’s first appearance from issue #1 of the Star Trek miniseries I wrote for IDW a couple of years back:  MISSION’S END.  The pencils are by the delightfully skilled Steve Molnar.

spock idw panel

I loved the “alien” look on the character, looking down on Gary Mitchell and another crew-woman as they first encounter him.  One of my favorite moments from a script I wrote brought to life perfectly by Steve…

spock five

The “Spock Five” did, in fact, start with me.  I’ve been drawing these on Canadian money since the late seventies, and some time in the nineties, a TV producer friend of mine named Mark Askwith asked me to demonstrate the trick on TV.  Shortly after that, I started getting them back as change, which freaked me the f*** out the first time it  happened.    Apparently, they’re still around, and a few folks did up some new ones in hounour of Leonard’s passing.  (the bill up above is not one of mine, btw, but I can’t find an original bill anywhere and had to settle for one found online).

trek in four panels

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For last week's equally sad Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s equally sad Bun Toon, click here

for the Bun Toon Archive, click here

for the Bun Toon Archive, click here

I’m at a Convention in Kitchener, Ontario

But I shall be at my post tomorrow

But I shall be at my post tomorrow

I woke up at 7.30 am, and was out of the house by 8.30, so there’s simply no time this morning to Toon.

See you tomorrow, for a SUN TOON.  I suspect it might be melancholy and wistful.

Live long and prosper.

Ty the Guy.

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LAST WEEK on the ‘net: February 16 – February 22 2015

MONDAY FEBRUARY 16

Mister X Returns in Dark Horse’s Mister X: Razed #1 by Dean Motter from Comic Book Critic

Dean Motter’s ‘Mister X’ is Back in This Advance Preview of ‘Razed #1′ from fanboynation

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18

Preview: Mister X Razed #1 from ALL-COMIC

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 9 Comic-Based Sexual Situations Too Bizarre or Risque for Marvel to Put Onscreen from TOPLESS ROBOT

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19

PREVIEW VF – BATMAN, LES NOUVELLES AVENTURES TOME 1 from DC PLANET

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20

[Aperçu] Batman : Les nouvelles aventures – Tome 1 from BATMAN:  THE ANIMATED SERIES AND CO

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21

El cómic de la semana. Spiderman 100 from Las cosas que nos hacen felices

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22

RESENHA: “Batman ´66” de Jeff Parker from Santuário

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