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Putting My Own Spin On Things Bun Toons? Not Really…

I'm getting dizzy here...

I’m getting dizzy here…

Oy, what a weekend.  I’m supposed to be at a convention in Kitchener, Ontario, but I’ve been having my tummy problems again.  (Long time readers don’t need tickets to a new Stones Tour, but you get the picture).

So, bad news….no new Bun Toon.

big hat dog

But any bad news is always softened with BIG HAT DOG.

So I’m hopped up on the meds, awaiting the awful conclusion to the whole meshuga, and trying not to pay attention to the pretty colours the Oxy-contin brings me.

Speaking of freaking images….Have you guys ever heard of an “ambigram”?

That’s a word that reads the same either upside-down, or in a mirror, as it does the “right” way up.   They look like this:


I got a book full of these ambigram typography art pieces a while back, and got it into my head that they’re a serious design challenge that would twist my brain into pudding if I tried it.  So, naturally,  I took a pencil and my brain and tried to “ambigram” up my signature a few days back, and this is what I came up with…

00-goofy-sig-for-webI tried to keep to the actual letter shapes I use when signing my last name (otherwise it would be cheating) and it turned out nowhere near as difficult to do as I thought it was going to be.  The exercise took about ten to fifteen minutes, and I’m sort of thrilled with the result.

When my brain clears up (and I spend my time screaming my head off in a local washroom), I might try this again with a few other words and phrases.  FUN.

In the meantime, I’m back to my meds.  The colours are so lovely…

This is what I see.

This is what I see.

Ty the Guy Mentally OUT!

mirror master

How do the toy makers not understand that you need TWO Mirror Master action figures to make any of his schemes work?


For last week's Easter Themed Bun Toon Extravaganza, click the orange bunny.

For last week’s Easter Themed Bun Toon Extravaganza, click the orange bunny.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.


Saturday Morning arrives, and like a trusted companion, the Bun Toons is always here! Reliable, honest, hardworking, and totally free, you lucky sons of guns.

Loyalty and Trust. Like a bank or a government, right?

Today, the legend of the Canine in the Large Chapeau….the Woof Woof with the Immense Cap….the Puppy with the Giant Fedora…it’s…

When tragedy strikes, pray you’re told of the news by a really cute cartoon pooch with a sombrero like a pie plate.

And now, this:

Hey!  By the time you’re reading this,  I’ll be at the South Convention Centre building in Toronto, helping to celebrate FAN APPRECIATION weekend.  That means that I’ll be shaking hands, doing sketches, and telling stories about the comics industry that would easily get me sued.

I’ll also be presenting an award at THE JOE SHUSTER AWARDS ceremony, and (most likely) losing an award in the category I’m nominated for (best script, for my STAR TREK GRAPHIC NOVEL, Star Trek:  Mission’s End).  I’ll be crossing my fingers, and my toes, AND the Rubicon, but it won’t work.  Tomorrow, come back here for the special “I didn’t win and the whole thing is silly anyway…who needs #$)(#@$)( awards?!” rant .    Tell you what…win or not, I’ll have a special NEVER BEFORE SEEN STAR TREK artwork blog post that you’ll enjoy.  ‘Specially the Trekkies!

That’s it for today.  Keep on breathing fellow babies, and try not to spill anything all over the Gulf of Mexico, or you’ll go straight to hell.

Ty The Guy

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