Tag Archives: DC Comics

Go West, Young Bunny.

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Ty the Guy OUT.

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

Wonder Bun Toons! YAY! YAY!

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I am Bunny.  Hear me ROAR.

As promised last week…I’m back with more to say about something.

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It’s really not fair.

Don’t think we didn’t notice Harley was the only good thing in Suicide Squad, and Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman was the only good thing in The Dark Knight Winds Down.

This is a conspiracy, to push male dominated super-hero movies aside in favour of these female friendly movies Hollywood makes every thirty years.

I, for one, am not putting up with it.

After two or three more trips to the theatre to see Wonder Woman a few more times, I’m boycotting the film until it comes out on Blue Ray.

Who’s with me?

Ty the Guy OUT!

Wonder Woman is one of my favourite characters to draw on sketch covers for conventions…here’s a couple of recent ones that turned out somewhat un-awful.

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And while I’m comparing Harley, Catwoman, and Constantine’s movies to Wonder Woman’s…

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For last week’s Memorial Day Bun Toon (that might mention Amazon Princesses or not…) click here.

For the horrifically un-updated Bun Toons library,  click here.

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.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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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.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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.

The Wonder of It All Bun Toons! YAY!

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Wunnerful, wunnerful.

I’ve been gone for a couple of weeks, because I’ve been WORKING and going to conventions a lot lately.  That’s a good thing, but I miss my Bunny People….and even though I’m appearing at ANOTHER convention today in Mississauga, I still got up extra extra early to Bun Toon anyway.

Sleep is for losers.

Yesterday, Wonder Woman was made the UN Ambassador for girls in a special ceremony attended by Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot and a few other luminaries, so naturally there’s already a petition to put a stop to her ambassadorship, because well, she’s fictional, and unwholesome.

Sigh.

In case this helps…

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TY THE GUY OUT!

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I was going to bun toon about America’s Nazi, but realised there’s nothing funny about this human pile of garbage any more.

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For the last Bun Toon, also featuring Wonder Woman and alternative sexuality, click here! 

Trying Their Best Bun Toons! YAY!

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Bless their hearts.

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I’ve always felt John Constantine’s appeal was how completely unappealing he is.  I mean, for sexiness, he comes in second to a swampy muck monster in the series he was introduced in.

TY THE GUY OUT!

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Seriously, did Hellblazer ever hook up with Heather Locklear?  Case rested.

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For last week’s Sexy Naked Bun Toon, click the organ above.

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For the ancient Bun Toon archive, click here.

 

 

Waller to Waller Coverage Bun Toon! Yay!

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Pleasant dreams, all you residents of Belle Reve.

I’m hoping you plucky internet adventurers are willing to come along for this ride without me having to plant explosives in your neck.

I’m still going to plant those explosives, but I’m hoping you won’t NEED them.

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Believe it or not, the movie is entertaining.  It’s dumb as a bag of rock salt, and rarely funny (though Harley manages one or two moments) but it does grudgingly allow for a bit of fun in between the rain storms and music video montages.  Viola Davis is good as Amanda Waller, even though the script doesn’t get Waller right.  Will Smith Will-Smiths his way through Deadshot with all the Will-Smithiness you’d want from him…and the BIG surprise is how close-to-the-originals the director gets the small time DC characters.  The movie is good for DC fans, if not necessarily the general public, because it’s certainly better than Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Constantine (the movie), Batman v Superman, Dark Knight Rises, Watchmen, Steel, Superman Returns and Jonah Hex.  That’s faint praise, I realise, since those movies were consistently awful.

But Suicide Squad isn’t awful.

Other than Christopher Nolan, we haven’t had a “not awful” DC movie in decades.

So I guess it’s a win?

Ty the Guy OUT!


I had a brief visit with Amanda Waller some years ago when I was drawing Justice League…

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Joker, Killer Croc, and the rest of the Gotham City support stars that show up in Suicide Squad were all a big part of my time as a Batman writer and artist.  Here’s a fun Harley Quinn Snow Globe I designed for DC Direct some time back.  When you shake the globe, the money floats around Harley…

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I wanted the globe filled with “puddin”, but was told it would make it hard to see Harley inside.


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For last week’s BUN TOON four panel review of the recent Star Trek movie, click here

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For the Bun Toon archives, going back years, click here.