It was the 51st anniversary of Star Trek a couple of days ago. Keep that in mind as you read on…
Since last time I Bun Tooned, this humble little bunny won a Joe Shuster Award for Best Webcomic.
Thanks for any and all who nominated or voted for the rabbit. He’d blush if he wasn’t covered in white hair.
Speaking of which….
My wife is convinced there is a context for which this woman’s comment wasn’t horrible. She thinks the cashier thought that two hundred books is too big a collection for one person and that it’s an achievement worth passing along.
I think she believed I wasn’t capable of reading that many books in the limited time on Earth I have left.
I read at least one of these per week when I have the spare time, sometimes two a week.
I’m fairly sure I have more than four or five years left breathing.
Ty the Guy, not yet OUT!
I’ve only gotten through about forty of them since I started buying them at the Value Village, but quite a number of them have been rip-snortin’ fun little yarns.
My favourites so far:
David Gerrold, creator of Tribbles did this one!
Spock’s son takes the stage. Pretty good story, actually.
First contact between Vulcans and Humans, NOT the story told in First Contact, and I’d argue it’s better.
Adventures of Captain Pike and Lt. Spock. Much good.
Fun little thriller with a great set-up…Kirk gets a court martial for breaking the Prime Directive!
This was an unfinished episode written by THEO STURGEON!!
For the last Bun Toon, click here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ty the Guy OUT!
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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And so begins the end… Last Day! Today will run 10am to 5pm and it will be BUSY! I’ve got a few things scheduled and it’s my last chance to scour all the dollar bins and make sure I haven’t missed anything magical.
At 1:00pm, I will be part of GrokSpock, a live reading of Star Trek: Wrath of Khan. We have our usual GrokSpock crew with a surprise guest: actor/screenwriter/voice actor David Hayter (my kid who goes by the nickname “Snake” for his standup gigs, is very excited about this!). Will post the room number as soon as I find it…
At 2:15, I will run to Room 715 for COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP: How to write a story someone will want to read. (If you can’t make the workshop or would like to take my entire course called HOW TO WRITE COMICS, there are still a few spaces open. Info is HERE.)
Then, I’m back to P57. Come find me there… Keiren will be keeping my sketch list, and selling my sketchcovers and copies of The World of Star Trek and The Trouble with Tribbles, both by David Gerrold with covers by me.
In honour of today’s GrokSpock reading, a memory of the very first one we did:
And, of course…don’t forget the Kickstarter for Oh, The Places You’ll Boldy Go! Click on the Enterprise-like ship to go to the link:
Ty the Guy OUT!!
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Day Three! We can do this! 10am – 7pm, I’ll be back at P57. Won’t be there the whole time as I’ll leave to do a panel on
From the Screen to the Page: Comic Book Adaptations, Room 714 at 11:30.
I’ll be speaking from my experience writing a Star Trek mini (Missions End), drawing and writing Batman Adventures and now…drawing a parody of Star Trek meets Dr Seuss for the Kickstarter project, Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! (see what I did there?). For info on the Kicktarter, click on a tribble:
I’m not doing a new Bun Toon today as I’m busy with the convention but luckily, I have Bun Toon’d about Trek before:
Ty the Guy OUT!!
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Once again, I’ll be back sitting at P57 (changed from what’s in the program) today, 10am – 7pm! Doesn’t look like I have any panels or workshops scheduled today, so I’ll be at my table (unless I can sneak away and find some dollar bins! I’ve got a long list of comics I need to find to finish off some mini-series so I can finally read ’em!).
I have a commissions list and a pile of sketchcovers I’ve done.
I will have The World of Star Trek for sale,
and The Trouble with Tribbles,
And so much more!
And remember…to check out the Kickstarter for Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! You can click on Spock or McCoy to get there:
Ty the Guy OUT!!
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So much to brief you about, oh Keepers of the Prime Directive.
First up: Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go!
It’s Dr. Seuss, it’s Star Trek, it’s a floor wax AND a whipped cream topping. Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go is the latest away mission from Glenn Hauman of ComicMix , the legendary David Gerrold (Star Trek TOS’ original Mr. Tribble himself) and is illustrated by the humble rabbit that usually occupies this blog. Cleverly disguised as a children’s book, it’s the story of a young, eager, federation trained lad, exploring a universe of weird Seussian landscapes and familiar alien worlds, certain to delight fans of the Lorax and the Gorn alike. But who speaks for the Horta?!?
The Kickstarter went live today. There’s information and all kinds of rewards there if you click this link: Please click it.
But wait–there’s more! The Legendary David Gerrold will be at Star Trek: Missions this weekend and he will have copies of the NEW editions of his much beloved books, The Trouble with Tribbles and The World of Star Trek available for sale. The new editions feature all-new covers by the clearly not-all-that-humble rabbit, and once I get to the Post Office, I will have copies available at my table, P16A, at FanExpo Canada all weekend (or until they sell out). Get your copy signed by some of the cast at the convention. We’ve invited some famous actors JUST for that reason.
Oh but WAIT!! There’s MORE of the more… on Sunday 1pm at FanExpo Canada, I will be part of a live reading of Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, as part of the GrokSpock team. We’ve had a raucous time doing these readings (in March of 2015 and 2016) as fundraisers for the Lung Association in Leonard Nimoy’s honour, and have no choice but to continue the raucous when and where we can. According to my call sheet, I shall be recreating the roles of Mr. Scott and transporter chief Kyle with gusto and questionable levels of accuracy.
And, as always, I will be doing sketches and signing books all weekend long at my table P16A. Stop by and say hello. I’m willing to talk about things that aren’t Star Trek related, but I might accidentally blurt out a secret project with some OTHER major, famous characters I’m working on.
Ty the Guy OUT!
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