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Saturday Morning Cartoons!

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Tomorrow’s Easter Sunday, that’s a SPECIAL day for bunnies.

Ty the Guy.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

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See you next week for more fun!  I’m off to the convention.

Ty the Guy

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ALL NEW TOON DAY SATURDAY

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Yes, I know DC has ceased publishing them, but a man can dream, can’t he?  There was so much MORE to mine from the Elseworld’s vein.  If they ever come back, I’m ready…

That’s it for this week.   We should be doing this EVERY weekend for the next while, come on back and collect them ALL!

Ty the Guy

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Stay Tuned…

When Ty finished drawing bloody body parts for Dexter: The Early Cuts, he had to return to drawing yellow people for Bongo…but now that’s all done.  He’s thinking of taking a few days off before he launches into his next set of projects.  So, that means some new pages for me to put up once he scans them.  And–he was thinking aloud about what he could do for entries in Art Land…something about some NEW stuff…

Keiren

More Rough Stuff and Getting Mad

In yet another of my embarrassing and self indulgent flights of internet exhibitionism, I present more of those (Yechh) Ty Templeton covers from last year’s San Diego Convention Mad Giveaway along with some rough stuff you kids seem to enjoy.  As I mentioned last time, these phony covers are from a script by the one, the only (Yay) Evan Dorkin!  (Last time I posted a few covers from this Mad stuff, Evan wrote me a nice letter, and I was so happy to hear from him that I skipped around the back yard like a one legged virgin, invited to her prom.  So “Hi again, Evan” if you’re ego-googling your lonely nights away once more…we should work together more often.)

Back to clearing out the digital basement of more of these little funbags (I’m using the word correctly, right?) and  I hope that by seeing how much work is involved in drawing these furshlugginer things, I’ve scared a few of the younger cartoonists away from this life of tears…and they’ve found more fulfilling work in the fields of  food service or appliance repair.

The four drawings you see here represent 1) the original thumbnail the left  2) The “final sketch” below.  3) The penciled and half inked version of the image below that and 4) the final version in colour for the magazine up top.

Thumbnails are about three inches high (the image here is actually a bit large) and just created to first put the ideas in a fluid, two dimensional space. They’re not really a form of drawing, it’s more a process of thinking about images and where they go.   After the thumbs are approved by the Editor they get blown up to about eight inches high, and I add the right proportions, shadows, etc.  This is more of a drawing now, but it’s by no means the final.  I’m still trying to get the “story” of the image onto the page, while adding the illustrative aspects.

In the case of a normal cover, I’d blow this sketch up to fifteen inches high, as that’s standard for cover original art in our biz, but since these covers were appearing four to a page in their printed form in Mad Magazine, it wasn’t worth being that large. So I did them at 12 inches high.

Below is a couple more of the covers from the project.  Just the thumbs and finals here, you don’t need a lecture every damn time I open my mouth.

Oh, and a small promise:  The next time we gather digitally to see more of my Mad Stuff, I’ll post the very first job I ever did for Mad back in the nineties.  The story behind THAT assignment makes me look like a complete jackass, so I’ll need to get roaring drunk to tell it right.  The problem is, when I get really drunk, I don’t post on the internet, I go into the woods near my home and “shoot coyotes”.

And yes, “shooting coyotes” is a euphemism for something, but I refuse to tell you what.  All you need to know is that it requires whiskey and towels.

So much of life involves towels.

Ty the Guy. Jan 25, 2010.  Not out of the woods, yet.

NOTE:  The characters in the Iron Man sketch that get removed are “Harold and Kumar” and the lovely and vivacious ladies of “Two Girls/One Cup”.  They get replaced by the “Chocolate Rain” guy.  Not my call, so I can’t tell you why.  ALSO:  Click on any image, and they open in a larger window!  Neat-o, eh?

Correction! The Bunny was WRONG!?!?

Like all great journalists, I have to correct a previous column when I find out I was wrong.  I said that Mad Magazine had “gone the way of all flesh, sigh”, which suggests it’s not being published any more.  It’s still out there, on a quarterly, rather than eighteen times a year schedule (including MadKids and Mad Specials!) but it’s still out there.  I’d simply not seen a new Mad in quite a while and figured it was gone.  My bad.  Now, why haven’t I seen ’em on sale anywhere?   I’d be scooping up those quarterlies like a hungry wolf, but I ain’t seen one.

All my best to Sam V. and the gang, and I hope I’m not too much of an idiot at this point for the gang.

Ty the Guy

Bunny Funnies!

Today’s Bunny Funny is dedicated to Scott Shaw!, with love and respect. (He’ll know why.)

This was produced back in the 90s for DC Comic’s Shop Talk, so I understand the references are a little dated (for instance, who uses “phones” anymore?), but there might be the shred of a the funny in there, especially for octogenarians such as myself….and reprinting old material here is sort of the point of the blog…because it requires no effort on my part, whatsoever.

Seventies pop star, Bob Segarini*, once said to me, ” Fame is the inability to shop,”  but he also told me that you can cook fish inside the engine of a moving car, so we don’t travel together anymore.  The point is, I’ve been in the comics industry for more than a decade at this point, working on big, big characters, creating first issues and gaining critical success, decent sales and even an industry award or two…but still I shop completely unpestered by the great unwashed.  How do I do it?  Well, follow these six simple instruction, and fame and fortune will always be just out of reach.  It’s easy and fun!


(*Bob Segarini)

For those who are keeping score, I did eventually participate in one of the last issues of Mad Magazine before it went the way of all flesh…sigh.  But I outlasted Bob Harras at Marvel, and actually went on to draw some Spider-Man stuff after this came out.  In fact, Bob Harras had this page up on the wall of his office for months after it came out, and was very good-natured about it when we met.  He never offered me work, though, so I succeeded at that!

Of course, Frank Miller has ACTUALLY become famous since this page came out, or at least as famous as Sin City and 300 could make you…but he didn’t become famous as a cartoonist, he had to jump to making crappy films.  Again, sigh.

And to the very famous and successful Scott Shaw!   You didn’t follow the instructions buddy, but you still pulled it off!  Congrats.

Ty the Guy.  Somewhere in the wilds of downtown Canada, watching the wife dig the car out of the snow, lazy bastard.

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Christmas Bunnies #8

Last year’s card was a mini-celebration of all the characters/books Ty had worked on during the year…

Keiren

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Christmas Bunnies #6

Click on card for a slightly larger image…

This is a special card, as it’s the first year Jessica featured as part of family images–she and Kellam had been dating for almost four years, but that year they had moved in together, so we gained a daughter-in-law and the cards get more crowded….

Ty

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a little pre-Christmas gift from Ty…

“Coal…coal for all of you.  Bwah-hah-ha,” says Ty the Guy.

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