Tag Archives: Batman 66

Go West, Young Bunny.

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It goes without saying how much Adam West impacted my life.  I was EXACTLY the right age to become a lifelong fan when Batman come into our living room in 1966.  I remember the Adam West style Batman and Robin costumes my mother sewed for my brother and me when the show was still on the air.  I remember how excited I was to grow out of the Robin costume and finally fit into the Batman suit so I could be the Caped Crusader for Halloween in 1970.  It’s no coincidence that the lion’s share of my work for DC Comics takes place in Gotham City, from the animated Batman series, to the recent Batman 66 series, starring Adam West himself, it’s always my happiest place to be with Batman.

Thanks for the recent animated movies, and “Back to the Batcave” and Family Guy.  Thanks for the years of unbridled joy.

Thanks.

 

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I sketch Adam West style Batman covers at conventions ALL the time.  It’s likely the most common request I get.  Here’s a few of them from the last year or so… I’m sure there will be many more–

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This is, maybe, my favourite portrait I ever did of Adam West’s Batman.  It’s hard to see in this image, but this drawing is on the back of a playing card, a fan brought to the table, and is only about three inches tall.

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For last week’s review of the Wonder Woman movie, please click above.

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Appearing today at WOODBRIDGE HEROES

No Bun Toon until tomorrow, folks, as I’m off to Woodbridge Heroes, 3901 Highway 7, Woodbridge ON.

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I’m in Montreal, so…no new Bun Toons today…BUT….

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….But I will share a bunch of new sketch covers I’ve done for the Montreal convention.

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If you’re in the Montreal area, come on down and say hello!  I’m always happy to meet a new fan when I’m out of town…even if Montreal is as close to my second “home” town as it gets….I’m still away from my desk.

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I mean…my mother’s from Montreal.  My brother in law lives there…my eldest son went to college in Quebec…

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…and of course, I’m currently there myself.

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So come on over and say hello.  I’m happy to do a sketch for you, the character of your choice (though probably not characters I’ve never heard of or seen before, so nothing from World of Warcraft or Fast and the Furious, I’m afraid…)

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I do a lot of Batman covers.  Probably because of all the Batman comics I’ve drawn over the years.

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So…I’ll see you guys when I get back with a new Bun Toon.  Probably something about comics, or American politics, or whatever happens between now and then.

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Ty the Guy OUT!

To The Batcave!!

Last Saturday, The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery hosted a release party for the first hardcover collection of Batman ’66 comics. There were cosplayers, friends and fans. Tyrone Biljian, Director of The Joe Shuster Awards, brought his collection of Batman ’66 memorabilia:

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(photo by Steve Zmijak)

 

which is how I came to find myself sitting beside Shakespeare’s head:

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(photo by Steve Zmijak)

Much thanks to Kevin Boyd, owner/manager of The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery,  for organizing and hosting this event.

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

(photo by Steve Zmijak)

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Your bonus Batman ’66 Release Party footage! Comic Book Culture came to the event and filmed a video of the event, interviewing me and owner Kevin Boyd. Click the following to be taken to YouTube:

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Comic Book Culture Featuring Ty Templeton

 

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Still Crazy After All These Years Bun Toons! YAY!

This has nothing to do with Paul Simon, sorry.

This has nothing to do with Paul Simon, sorry.

Continuing from last week’s Bun Toon about the day I saw a UFO.

IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TELL YOU GUYS PART 2

click to enlarge if it’s too hard to read…

There is no way to describe how utterly WEIRD it was when I first saw this thing…to quote Douglas Adams,  “…it hung in the sky in exactly the way that bricks don’t.”   As I said, it was like a really lousy special effect.  As though I was seeing something badly glued onto a photo of the sky, rather than something in the natural world.  That’s why I had to ask other people if they saw it too…it didn’t seem real.

More to the story next week…it gets odder.

Ty the Guy OUT!

This painted cover comes close to recreating my experience, only there was only one of them, and they weren't red, and it didn't fire anything, and it didn't glow.  And I was with my family.

This painted cover comes close to recreating my experience, only there was just one of the objects, and it wasn’t red, and it didn’t fire anything at me, and it didn’t glow. And I was with my family and I didn’t have my car until later, and it wasn’t on a lonely road or anything like that.  Otherwise, it’s uncanny.

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If you’re in the TORONTO area, I will be at a Release Party for the first collection of BATMAN ’66 issues, today…. Saturday April 5 at The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery,  from 7-11pm.

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The volume reprints my first issue with Penguin and Mister Freeze, as well as a bunch of other swell stories.  We encourage cosplayers and Bat-fans tonight, but please, there is a sixties or Batman theme, no naked John Carters or Conans, thank you.

Come get yer copy signed by one of the artists, and maybe he'll talk to you.

Come get yer copy signed by one of the artists, and maybe he’ll talk to you.

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LINK TO PART 1

In case you didn’t see the first part of the UFO story…this is the set-up

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention UFOs.

A link to the Bun Toon library of hundreds of other stories, most of which will not mention UFOs.

Na na na na…Batman and Ty Templeton!

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The hardcover Batman ’66 Volume 1 is out TODAY at your Local Comic Book Store!! The Penguin issue I did is in there (written by Jeff Parker). (I think the Bookworm one, written by Tom Peyer will be in Volume 2 which I think comes out next month?) This was some of the most fun I’ve had working in comics (right up until my current gig, drawing a six issue Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet mini, written by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman, with covers by the one and only Alex Ross).

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I will be at a Release Party for the book THIS Saturday April 5 at The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery, 7-11pm. There will be copies of the book available and copies of the two issues I’ve done so far (#2 and #6).

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I’ll have some of my artwork with me, some prints, and sharpened pencils and fresh markers so I can do sketches and sign books.

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This is a party–so cosplayers are absolutely welcome! Pull out your Catwoman or Joker costume and join us!

The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery

587A College Street West 

Second Floor, Toronto

Saturday April 5 2014, 7 – 11 pm

(from The Lounge’s FB event page) “Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV show! In this hardcover collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series, The Dynamic Duo takes on The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, The Mad Hatter, The Joker, and more of the world’s most colorful Bat-villains!


Please join us for a special bat-party at a special bat-time at the Comic Book Lounge (and our neighbours the Temple of Toys) with the one and only Ty Templeton!

On display will be original artwork from Batman ’66 #2 and #6. Ty Templeton will have his Batman ’66 print available and artwork is for sale!

Feel free to come dressed as your favourite hero or villain! Come and do the Batusi — we’ll have someone there who can teach you how! Neil Hefti’s swinging jazz on the stereo, and some Batman ’66 on the small screen!

Libations will be available for purchase. A tall glass of milk helps build strong bones and teeth in case you need to catch the Bat-rope in your teeth!”

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Greatest Moments Bun Toons! YAY!

Rested, relaxed, and ready to amuse you slightly.

Rested, relaxed, and ready to amuse you slightly.

There are moments in a person’s life where words fail and there’s no other choice but to turn to drawings with a bunny rabbit in them.

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For those of you who aren’t freelancers, finding out you have more than two extra weeks to get something done you were already assuming was going to be about a week late is like being given a stay of execution by the Governor, WHILE getting a Swedish massage.   For those of you who ARE freelancers, stop reading this webcomic and get back to work, you don’t have any free time.

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Today, for the Bonus:  I always draw my beloved wife as a giant rabbit, and considering that this is her birthday, you get a drawing of what she actually looks like.

Keiren

 

I know what you’re thinking…Holy GOD, did I marry out of my league.  And you are correct.  But don’t tell the missus, or she’ll wise up.

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For last week's Bun Toon, which was SUPPOSED to save time, but took longer than usual...click the stick figures above

For last week’s Bun Toon, which was SUPPOSED to save time, but took longer than usual…click the stick figures above

For The Bun Toon Archive, click the charming white rodent above

For The Bun Toon Archive, click the charming white rodent above