Tag Archives: Batman

Frankly Speaking, Bun Toons! YAY!

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Reminding  you of a time when newspapers still existed…The SUNDY FUNNIES!

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You guys have no idea how much I enjoyed enjoying DK III.  That was part of the experience to me – the growing sense that I wasn’t hate-reading it.

In fact, it was darned, rootin-tootin’ GOOD.

But retroactively, the whole thing gets jingly-bingly in my memory now.

Eurgh.

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Not my first time Bun Tooning Frank Miller in this position.

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A few years ago:  My idea of the next “big thing” in publishing.  If only they’d listened to me.

 

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For last week’s “spooky” themed Bun Toon, click the sperm-bunny-ghost.

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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For the ancient Bun Toon archive…click

Memorial Weekend Bun Toons! YAY!

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A moment of reflection, please…

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Next weekend, when Diana’s adventure opens, and we find out if hope triumphs over experience, I’ll be in Niagara Falls for a convention, but I’ll try to get out to the movies and report back as soon as I can.

I figure after thirty-eight bombs in a row, Warner Brothers is due for a good one.

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I have a TEEENY bit of connection to this new Wonder Woman movie, I did a quick promotional film for the Cineplex chain, here in Canada.  Unfortunate movie goers have been trapped in a theatre with my face fifty feet high, for the last month or so…this is what they were forced to watch.

And now, your BONUS Bun Toon for the week.

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For last week’s comic book themed look at the Trump presidency, click the headline above.

 

C’est la vie Bun Toons!

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Bonjour, mes amis. Le lapin est ici!

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I was at a convention last week, and couldn’t BUN TOON closer to the news of Bernie’s death, but he was such a towering figure in our industry, and in life, I had to mark his passing, even if I was a few days late.

I could go on and on about how skilled Bernie was with a brush, or with a composition, but if you knew his name, you already knew of his staggeringly impressive and inspiring abilities.  I use his Frankenstein illustrations as examples of what’s possible in the inking classes I teach.  I use his Swamp Thing pages as examples of what’s possible in the layout classes I teach, and I use his House of Mystery comics as examples of what entertains the hell out of me when I just want to read a great story.

The world of comics in general, spooky comics in specific, and the planet Earth itself, was made a better place by your being in it, sir.

Now, the inter-connected world we currently live in is a marvellous place.  Some years ago, I told this story of my day in Paris with Bernie and Scott (and Neal Adams, who was also at the bookstore, but wasn’t part of the rest of the day) in an interview, and discovered the man to whom the original sketch was given still had it, and he was happy to scan the image and send it to me.

So here it is….given back to me digitally over a decade later.

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As I said, the original head-shot was done swiftly with little sense of its fateful final disposition.  It’s simple – but there it is, my one and only collaboration with Bernie and Scott.

Paris turns out to be magical after all.

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For the last Bun Toon, click Logan and Chuck above

Everything You Need to Know About Lego Batman in Four Panels! YAY!

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I’ve joined the cult.  Can I have my millions now?

Everybody knows everything about Batman.  That’s kind of the point of the new Lego Batman movie…but does everybody know everything about the Lego Batman Movie?

A-hah!

Thank god I’m here.

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I’m not kidding about the Easter Eggs.  You have to keep your eyes peeled at all times for road signs, boutique stores, background characters, minor cameos, major cameos, crossover characters and DC shout-outs.  Bring a pad and paper and encourage your friends to do so as well, just to keep track of them all.

And hey, 4th out of about a dozen Batman movies isn’t that bad.  It’s still 4th.

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As delightful as the new Batman Lego movie is, everyone out there knows it’s the THIRD Lego Movie to feature Batman, right?

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At least this one doesn’t have Zach Galifianakis.


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Click on the scissor-bearing rabbit above to read the LONGEST Bun Toon Story EVER!  (Also the most popular story we’ve done in over a year!)

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Click here for the criminally un-updated Bun Toon archive.

On the Other Hand Bun Toons! YAY!

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Wait, I’m a rabbit…it’s on the other PAW.

I’ve been out of town, running from convention to convention, and spent some time in them United States of America.  While I was there I caught a bit of US Cable TV.  What a treat.

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If it weren’t for the fate of the free world, life and death and all that, the American News is funny as hell.  Well, it’s not funny if you’re relying on it for news.

 

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Today is BATMAN Day, according to all the best calendars.

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Holy Bloated Feeling of Fullness, Batman!

It’s just a little thing, but on this Batman Day, I can hint at the idea that I’m officially visiting Gotham City for a quick little project coming up soon.  More details when I’m allowed to share ’em, but it’s nice to be back in a corner of the comics universe I consider home.  See you in Crime Alley!

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Don’t forget to visit our Kickstarter page for “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”, my fun Trek meets Seuss project with the legendary DAVID GERROLD. Still a few days left!!

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For the last Bun Toon (three weeks ago!  Holy Convention Season Absenteeism!) Click here!

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For the Bun Toon Archives, click here

 

Seuss Trek Wednesday!

I’m dropping in for a moment to share a couple more fun moments of Trekkieness here at the Bunny Factory.

First up, a sketch cover I did at the convention this weekend.  A fan got a Shatner signature on a blank Star Trek cover, and asked me to fill in the space above it with a portrait of Kirk and his ship above.  I get asked to do likenesses a lot in my work a lot (Mad Magazine, Batman 66, Dexter, Star Trek) but it’s never as easy to a good likeness sitting at a convention floor working from a little phone-google image of the celeb.  Fortunately, the fan brought with him a nice big shot of Shatner’s handsome mug, and it turned out okay.

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Second:  We sold a few copies of David Gerrold’s TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES book, (the one with the all-new Tybunny cover art) at the convention….but we only had the softcover version at our table, and no one got to see the FULL wraparound cover that included Koloth bathing in the vile, barking, headless rats (his words, not mine).  Well, since I drew six zillion tribbles, and my devoted wife coloured six zillion tribbles, you have to see them all six zillion tribbles.

 

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so there.

And it’s nice to announce that my latest Star Trek-adjacent project (with oft mentioned Trek Legend David Gerrold), “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”  is gangbustering its way around Kickstarter.

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But like all things Kickstarter-y, we need  your help to feed the beast (and yes, I’m referring to my teenage children).  If you’re hoping to see the love child of a Grinch and a Horta, or ever wondered how Thing One and Thing Two would deal with the Prime Directive, this is the book for you.

Check out the details HERE.

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I’m drawing a cover that features the Bat-Eared Fellow this week, and promoting my Star Trek project, so of course the Bonus Moment is…

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