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You'll notice none of these ideas involve real estate.

You’ll notice none of these ideas involve real estate.

I’ve got the ideas.

Zing! Pow!  They come at a hundred miles an hour, all these million dollar ideas.

But I don’t want to keep them all to myself, so I’m having a sale.

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And that was just ONE decade’s worth of smart juice, people.  Give me another few years and I’ll have five or six more ideas.  I promise, they’re coming ALL THE TIME.

Ty the Guy OUT!


What’s the REAL million dollar comic book idea?  I’m glad you asked…

green team 70s

That’s Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti’s “GREEN TEAM” from the mid-seventies– a series so popular it was never seen again after one issue.

green team 2014

At least until last year.

Where it quickly failed again.


For last week's Bun Toon about a comic book character who DIDN'T fail, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon about a comic book character who DIDN’T fail, click here.

For the "Oh-boy-does-it-need-to-be-updated-" Bun Toon archive, click here.

For the “Oh-boy-does-it-need-to-be-updated-” Bun Toon archive, click here.

Holy Batman Day, Old Chum! Bat-Toons! YAY!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Bun Toons!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Bun Toons!

Hey folks!  It’s BATMAN DAY and I’m already up and out of the house, visiting the fine Bat-fans at One Million Comics in Toronto (531 Yonge St, just south of Wellesley), signing comics, doing sketches, annoying the fans, etc.

Since I haven’t the spare ten seconds to toon any buns before I leave this morning,  I leave you with a heaping helping of Bat-Toons from Bun Toons past….a TOP TEN Batman Bun Toon-a-palooza!

Who says this isn’t the Bunny Age of Gotham City Satire?


This Elseworlds Toon was created before Brian Williams got into trouble, so ignore his recent history.



Batman won his battle.  The Spectre is still fighting Stephen Hawking.



Shout out to Dan Slott, who kind of wrote Batman at Noon…



I’ve just been informed that DC is turning the above Toon into a twelve issue mini-series.



Okay…that one might have been just for me.  How many of you have Pete Best albums?  Anyone?  I own TWO.



Still waiting for a TOS Star Trek meets Batman 66 miniseries.  I’m ready…



The cartoon is on youtube if you HAVE to see it.



There…now you don’t have to see that movie.  Except for the Catwoman bits.



But you SHOULD be watching Gotham.  It’s still a hoot.



Yeah, I know I reprint that one all the time….but this is a top ten.

See you at One Million Comics!

Ty the Guy OUT!

If you make it out to visit us at the store, here’s what I’ll be doing…


Cover sketches, baby!  Bring me a blank cover (and a little of that folding money) and I’ll muck up the cover with one my doodles on it.

harley carousel


batmite v batman

See you there!


For last week's EQUALLY Batman-centric Bun Toon, click here!

For last week’s EQUALLY Batman-centric Bun Toon, focusing on the recent good news about Bill Finger… click here!

For the Bun Toon archives, click the delightful rabbit above.

For the Bun Toon archives, with even MORE Batman Toons that didn’t make the top ten (so why read them, huh?) click the delightful rabbit above.

Fingered in a Good Way Bun Toon! YAY!

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Sometimes the good guys win one.

Congratulations on everyone who did right this week.  There’s a few that deserve a shout out, but perhaps one in particular…

finger justice

Marc and I are prepped and ready to fight the good fight when it comes to the creation of Courageous Cat.  My information tells me Stan Lee was involved.

Ty the Guy OUT!


bill boy wonder

Most readers of this Bunny Blog know I might have had a thing or two to do with Marc’s book, but I cannot stress enough the above-and-beyond work that Marc did since the graphic novel/kid’s book was released.


I noticed my Batman without Bob Kane strip is being reprinted all over the internet again this week…but I SO prefer that people run with the PROPER one, so here it is again…

batman without kane


For last week's Bun Toon featuring GOOD MAN, Co-Created by Bob Kane, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon featuring GOOD MAN, Co-Created by Bob Kane, click here.

for the Bun Toon Archive click here.

for the Bun Toon Archive click here.

To go to Marc's blog and read about his adventures in Finger-Land, click here

To go to Marc’s blog and read about his adventures in Finger-Land, click here

Batman Day!

So Saturday September 26 2015 is Batman Day! I’ve been invited to spend the day at One Million Comix in downtown Toronto. My current plan is to be at the store roughly 12 – 5pm.

catwoman batgirl ty templeton

I’ll be signing books (bring your own or buy some at the store), and doing sketches. As it’s a limited period of time, obviously there’s a limit to how many sketches I’ll be able to do…so if anyone knows in advance that they’d like to get a sketchcover, you can send me an email at tybunny@gmail.com. Single figures are $60, two figures are $90, markers and copics.

batgirl and catwoman kitt ty templeton

All covers will be available for pick-up ONLY at the comic store (531 Yonge Street, Toronto) on the day of the event. Payment can be in cash at the convention or you can PayPal me before pickup.

harley joker pie ty templeton

If you’re interested, send me an email at tybunny@gmail.com and tell me which blank, and what you’re looking for. I’ll confirm with you before I start anything.

I have these blanks available for use at this time:

Batman 66 #23

Batgirl #38

Superman #32

A-Force Secret Wars #001

Wolverine #310

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #001

Wonder Woman #19

Wonder Woman #36

Justice League #16

Booster and Cornelius ty Templeton Chicago 2015

Ty the Guy OUT!


THIS time it's going to be HUGE.

THIS time it’s going to be HUGE.

I’ve talked to the consultants, and everyone assures me it will be fine.

good man goes for broke

Every time they cut off an arm the sales go through the ROOF!  Except for Booster Gold, they reversed that one fairly quickly.  And except for Arsenal, that one didn’t last.  And Aquaman’s arm grew back, so they cut off the OTHER one, but that one’s back now.  And then there’s Lightning Lad (both a lost arm AND a female version of himself with his sister)…they fixed that one a long time ago.

Okay, maybe it only works when they cut off the arms of Marvel characters.  Winter Soldier and Cable do okay.

Ty the Guy OUT!


There is only one true king of the superheroes with a missing arm.

You know who I mean.

arm fall off boy 1

arm fall off boy 2

The Great Arm-Fall-Off-Boy.  Created by Gerry Jones, Curt Swan and Ty Templeton.

Maybe my greatest contribution to the world of comics.


for last week's super-rushed Bun Toon, click here.

for last week’s super-rushed Bun Toon, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

Breaking News Bun Toons! YAY!

This just in...

This just in…

I wasn’t here last week to clear this up, but I’ve finally pushed my way back onto the internet to tell you all what you think.


Broken batgirl toys

For those of us who survived it, the 90s was a time when everyone we admired as heroes were getting raped, maimed, wounded, destroyed, murdered, raped and murdered, and more….all in service of making fantasy super-heroes more “realistic”, the greatest oxymoron in fiction.  We’ve still got echoes of that nowadays, what with DC’s  chopping off the arms of beloved characters, or Marvel killing off of their flagship heroes…but there’s a sense of none of it being permanent lately.  We all KNOW, Wolverine will be back, and Alfred’s missing hand won’t last past the next continuity reboot.

For some reason, though…the atrocities done to female characters left more permanent marks.  Black Canary’s sexual abuse at the hands of Mike Grell created physical and emotional scars that lasted for decades.  Batgirl’s physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Alan Moore and later, the DC editorial staff, landed her in a wheelchair for a generation (while Batman’s trip to a wheelchair lasted a year and has never been mentioned since).

There’s a new crop of fans who weren’t there during the comic character holocaust, and don’t want to know about it.   Especially the female fans, who don’t, as a rule, enjoy the breaking of toys the way we boys often do.

These fans have spoken.   And I’m on their side…

Let’s glue the good toys back together and never discuss this stuff again, shall we?

PS:  I hope I don’t have to explain the difference between editing and censorship on this subject.  I’ve heard a few morons getting confused about that….

Ty the Guy OUT

The ultimate Broken Toys comic book.

The ultimate Broken Toys comic book.  I’m happy to see the misfits smiling.

But does this make you happy to see this  happen to Green Lantern?  (I shouldn’t give the editors at DC any ideas….they have a thing about severed limbs.)



For the last new Bun Toon from two weeks ago, click here.

For the last new Bun Toon from two weeks ago, click here.

For last week's re-run Bun Toon, click here

For last week’s re-run Bun Toon, click here

For the Bun Toon archive, click here

For the Bun Toon archive, click here

Happy New New Year Bun Toons! YAY!

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Happy New Year everybody (he said, knowing it isn’t)!  Wasn’t last night a blast (probably  not)?

It’s OFFICIALLY the first of the new year,  here at Bun Toon Central, and time for the Most and Least Popular Bun Toons of 2014 to be revealed.


Our champion of the year was read by far, far more folks than possibly any Bun Toon of all time.  There’s almost no way to tell.  Normally, I use the local webcounter here, and tally up all the links back to determine how many eyeballs landed on my humble bunny funnies, but this little viral monster ended up everywhere online, on everyone’s ELSE’S tumbler, on their website and eventually onto the printed page as a poster (available exclusively at Reno’s Wizard World Comic Convention last year!).  I can’t count up other people’s tumbler numbers, and couldn’t even guess at how many people lifted this Bun Toon whole cloth, so we’re just going to say “lots and lots” and leave it at that.

And it’s all for the love of Mr. Finger…

fingerless batman poster websize

That version above is actually the “cleaned up” version of the strip, which originally ran in a much cruder form, but it was hard to read, and I wasn’t proud of the pastiche style…

The original looked like this:


But who can read that lettering?

Best parts of crusading for Bill The Boy Wonder last year:  Creating awareness of his story, and getting to talk to his granddaughter Athena Finger.  The tide is starting to turn towards justice for Bill’s place in history:  If you go to Batman’s wiki page, it says co-created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger nowadays.  It’s only DC Comics that can’t admit it, but the part of fandom that isn’t controlled by an iron-clad legal document that keeps Finger from getting his due credit, is happy to embrace Batman’s other papa.

For last week's Bill Finger Google Doodle Campaign, click here

Finally.  Batman fans have been given the Finger.


Time for hilarious failure.

When they decided to kill off Wolverine, right after bringing Peter Parker back from the dead, slightly after the return of Jean Gray, but after the murder of Professor X, which was followed by the return of Nightcrawler…I started to think there was no choice…at least if I wanted my Bun Toons to catch on.

dead bunny websize version

That’s Ortiz, the Hispanic Pool Boy in the last panel, a beloved ethnic slur that showed up in the strip a few times over the summer.  He wasn’t popular either.

That strip up there was only the SECOND least read Bun Toon of the year…the honour of being dead LAST was earned the very next week when I decided to keep up with this silly Dead Bunny Saga…and NO ONE showed up to play along.

dead bunny part 2

The Pepsi drinking version of the Bunny (with the backwards signature on his shirt) hosted Bun Toons for the rest of the summer, but I quickly stopped making reference to his being an evil twin as no one seemed to notice or care.


Eventually, I simply put the signature on the shirt the right way ’round again in September, and the readership boycott drew to a close.

I thought it was a funny “take” on the industry’s fondness for slaughtering its heroes, but I’ve never been so wrong in my instincts before.

Which means, the epic, twenty-eight part “Return of the Bunny” will never see the light of day.  It’s a pity, because I would have brought back the Watcher, Gwen, Jor-El and Lara, and Jack Kirby in successive chapters.


See you NEXT week for the start of Bun Tooning 2015!  (No entry tomorrow, I don’t want to overstay my welcome with six Bun Toons in a row!)  What’s coming up will surprise you, because it will surprise me.  I never know what these little stories will be about until Saturday morning.

Ty the Guy OUT for 2014!