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Owning Up To It Bun Toons! YAY!



Last week in Toronto, the Koffler Centre of the Arts hosted the great Art Spiegelman for a talk about what the %@&*! happened with comics…

what the influenceYour humble lagomorph blogger was asked to contribute a thought or two in comic form about the influence Art had on my Art.

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It’s all about the gnawing teeth.  That’s what makes for a great toon avatar.

Ty the Guy OUT!


In the world of mice and rats there is only MOUSE RAT


For last week's snide, fan-baiting Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s snide, fan-baiting Bun Toon, click here.

For Bun Toons from the past (yes I know the archive is shockingly un-updated!)

For Bun Toons from the past…click the Rabbit.

Go Forth, Young Bunny! YAY!

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This year’s #4 position, BOTH the most popular and the least popular, come from the last couple of weeks.  It was a wild swing in readership from one week to the next this December, but that’s standard around here.  You fickle monsters make me paint my backside and dance, and sometimes you love me, and sometimes it’s head first into the mud holes.

Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  I know how complaining comic book artists get treated on the internet….

For example…


For those who don’t recall this tempestuous teapot, back at the beginning of December, a comic book artist (of my generation) named Pat Broderick had a word or two to say about cosplayers ruining conventions for people who turned out to be the same age, height and weight as Pat Broderick.  It was something about women in skimpy outfits blocking aisles, not earning their place, and generally being on his lawn when he clearly wanted to get them off his lawn.

Pat’s probably a wonderful guy, and the backlash was more about how inelegantly he complained about getting older, than any real animosity towards him, but for god’s sake, don’t wear any odd hats around the man…he’s nervous.


Our #4 LEAST favourite Bun Toon was the following week.   My fame and fortune crumbled and died in a scant seven days, and all because I cut off Santa’s foot.

the christmas the elves forget

I’ve learned my lesson.  No more hurting Santa Claus.  To make it up to my emotionally damaged readers, here’s one of my MOST popular Christmas Bun Toons from a couple of years ago, in which I do not hurt Santa at all, except for one or two moments in the “agonizer”.



See you tomorrow, for the THIRD most and least popular Bun Toons of the year….neither of which will be from the month of December, I promise.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Bun Toons Countdown YAY!

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Good lord, are we ending another year again?  I keep insisting we only do this once every decade or so, but something was said about calendars being important to the economy, and I, as a gentleman, deferred.

So, to honour tradition, we re-present our best and worst of the year – starting with those FIVE Bun Toons that soared above all others in popularity, touching the hearts of the internet across the globe… and including the five LEAST popular Bun Toons – the ones that no one clicked on or read, and even my mother disdainfully shat on.   I feel as an artist, I must air my dirty laundry or else how annoying could I really be?

Our fifth most popular Bun Toon is no surprise, as it features Comicdom’s most popular character in his most popular story, written at the top of my game.

BEST BATMAN EVERWhat I especially love is that the Robin that was most recently dead when I wrote this, IS in fact, alive again at this point.  My powers of prognostication are strong!


Let us turn now to failure.

Perhaps I’ve loved Good-Man more than he deserves, as I keep doing more and more Good-Man comics over the years.  I think we’re up to episode forty-eight with this character and we get nothing but hate mail when I publish each instalment – shocking, vitriolic stuff that makes Gamergate look like a valentine card…but I don’t care, I shall never give up on the character.  Good-Man represents all that is good and honest and true in this world, and they really don’t take me very long to draw.

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See, and here I am, making you read another one.


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I’m such a bully.

TOON in tomorrow, when I reveal the 4th most and least popular Toons of the year, and possibly say something amusing whilst presenting them to you.  ‘Tis my nature.

Ty the Guy OUT!


Also a tradition around here, we wish a happy birthday to STAN THE MAN LEE, co-creator of the Marvel Universe, and father of Bruce Lee, the famous kung fu movie star.

He’s 92 this year (Stan, not Bruce), and can still beat me at full contact kick boxing, though we haven’t gotten in the ring together since July, so I might be able to take him by now.

Happy Happy Stan Day.

stan_lee_action_figureStan Lee’s kickboxing action figure.  It’s rare to find them “mint in box”, as they usually punch they own way out.

And a Merry Blue Year! YAY!

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See you guys for the Bun Toon Countdown next week!

Happy happy.

Ty, the Guy.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Glue yourselves into your atomic fun chairs, fellow babies.  It’s before noon on a Saturday…

Ah, this time I KNEW it was the weekend.  Saw it coming for days.  And today is a fun treat for fans of Space Cows, Hoverboy, and more free webcomics than you could heave a dead raccoon at.

First off:  SPACE COWS!

Oh, I forgot to mention this to Stavros.  I’m giving Hoverboy the Space Cows one last time as we finish up our month-long Hoverboy contest.

And what IS the Hoverboy Contest?

LAST TIME!!  We’re looking for YOUR Hoverboy Memories.  Head over to the HOVERBOY FANPAGE on Facebook, or  enter here at ART LAND on BUN TOONS day.

What we need is the name of your FAVORITE Hoverboy Villain…one that we’ve never seen before online, and tomorrow we’ll be picking the winning entry.


A stunningly accurate reproduction of the cover featuring your “remembered” villain.  The reproduction will be by Ty The Guy Templeton, and will be so accurate, you’ll SWEAR it was the original.  Head over to www.hoverboy.com for more Hoverboy fun, and over HERE to join the Hoverboy Fanpage.

Okay…and just a couple more SPACE COWS before we move on.  They’re an addiction, like raisin cookies, heroin or beating the step-kids.

It's eerie, just like it's supposed to be.

And now, the ONLY new Hoverboy story in the last thirty years, and never before seen online!  FULL AND COMPLETE in this blog!

Take yourself back to those heady days…when Gasoline cost a lot more than it did a few years before, but at least it wasn’t filling up the Gulf of Mexico –  When a white man was still able to be president, just not a particularly competent one – and when people could watch Lost, secure in the knowledge that it would all wrap up in a satisfying, and not at all, sucky sucky way.

Set the way-back machine to Bush Era Super-heroes, with…







It’s funny because it’s ghastly and frightening.

Remember to head to the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE, or hit the COMMENTS BUTTON at the end of the post to give us your HOVERBOY memories before tomorrow night.  The more the merrier, and the original art ain’t gonna give itself away.  Our next Hoverboy contest is just going to be these cheap crappy decoder rings from the 1940s!  Wait, seriously?!?


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Whoops!  Dinner at the folks last night, so I slept in this morning, and the Saturday Morning Toons are an hour late.  But they’re here now, you excited and breathless people!  Calm the #$()* down!!

When last we left Stavros Stavropolis and Lana Little, Space Ranchers and devoted Love-Muffins, they had escaped from Lord Vodon’s Astro-Dungeon…RIGHT INTO THE VACUUM OF OUTER SPACE!!  Damned tough bit of bad luck, no?  So we join them, mere seconds away from the after-life…

And now, a BUNNY FUNNY with a special significance.  I drew this as a gift for my wife, many years ago, when we first met, and fell in love ourselves.  It’s hanging in her work studio, but I felt since the subject was LOVE today, I could share it with the world.  Awww….(I bet I get some action from the wife later today because of this!)


That’s it for the Saturday Webtoons, but before I leave, I’m going to remind you of our SPIFFY contest around here.  Share your HOVERBOY memories and win a piece of ORIGINAL ART by Ty the Guy (that’s ME!).

There doesn't seem to be a villain on this cover, unless you count the TACO BELL dog...

Send us a description of your favorite Hoverboy villain from the THOUSANDS of issues of Vigilance Comics published over the last 75 years, and we’ll be picking ONE lucky entry by lottery –and the winner receives a PAINSTAKING RECREATION of the original cover, made with such precision by me, that you’ll SWEAR the image is the original art.  I mean it will REALLY look like the original art.  Am I being subtle enough about who draws these things?!?

Kerchack the gorilla is not allowed, as he was clearly stolen from the Edgar Rice Burroughs people.

But FIRST ya gotta join the Hoverboy Fan page on Facebook.  That’s easy to do if you have a computer and no sense of your own personal privacy, apparently, as Facebook has become evil in the last few weeks.  But the contest is fun, and you might win some original art, you grubby heathens, so why not give it a try?!?  Details for the contest can be found HERE, and of course, the Hoverboy website, as always is found HERE.

And, to be fair, the Native Americans in this issue were the victims of the story.

Ain’t the inter-tubes fun?


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Saturday Morning Cartoons! Free Webcomics!

How does it get to be Saturday earlier every week?  I suspect the Mayans are involved, they’ve been messing with the calendars for centuries.

Well, here you go,  you hungry webcomic consumers, once again, it’s time for….

When last we saw STAVROS and LANA, they were stuck in a dungeon, awaiting execution…OR WORSE!!

For more ROUND-UP adventures, click the navi-button up top, or go here.

Now– the FIRST of these webcomics…uploaded about six months ago, before I had any idea how to do a blog, and I think only eleven people originally read it.  So I’m adding it again, now that we have a thirty-nine regular readers.  For those who read it before — I’m terribly sorry for the inconvenience.  Oh wait, this is a free webcomic.  What do I care about your feelings?


Wow.  It seems so long ago that I first posted that–a crazy world where Obama had only been president for a little under a year, and American Idol was still in auditions, instead of in elimination rounds.  Such a happier, more innocent time…

See you next week, with MUCH more blogging than lately.  (I’ve been doing that “work” thing lately, and “paying the bills” and stuff. That’s getting caught up, so I can come back here and play more!)  And if you missed the strangest thing that happened to me in a decade, (where I discover my father is Satan, and once drove the moon out of orbit…) scroll down, or click here.


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