Tag Archives: DC Comics

Bun Toons goes to the Birds! YAY!

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I’m thankful that rabbits are so easy to draw.

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’nuff said.

Ty the Guy OUT!


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As someone who’s always been a colleague of Lulu (if not a dues-paying friend), it’s nice to see her bring a gun to a hatchet fight.  That’s the spirit.

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Some friends of Lulu brought a bomb.

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For last week’s Bun Toon (somewhat on the same subject) click the image of a beloved industry icon of the past.

Uncomfortable for Everyone Bun Toons.

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I’ve always heard these were “rumours”, but I know of other creators who were with me when this stuff happened in front of us.  It wasn’t a secret to anyone we knew.  But still, they’re “rumours”.

In a month where Louie CK, President G H W Bush, Kevin Spacey, and so many others are being outed as sexual miscreants, let’s hope the dam is finally broken.  This stuff happens ALL the time, with lovable, respectable men we don’t want to believe are capable of such creepy activities.  I’m still reeling from Bill Cosby.

Was Julius Schwartz a predator or a lovable (but dirty) old man?  I don’t know.  I didn’t really know him.

But he genuinely pulled this “whoops, did I run my hands over your nipple?” trick in front of me.  More than once.

When women tell you it’s happening, believe them.

When men know it’s happening.  Say something.

Otherwise it’s everywhere.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Schwartz appeared as himself in a couple of cameos in DC Comics and ended up an official fictional character in the DCU.  He met Superman a few times, helped rescue a dimension-lost Flash, and was uniquely chosen to survive the destruction of “Earth Prime” during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, arriving on the final Earth 1 at the conclusion of it all.    Oh, and he helped create the DCU in the first place.  So there’s that.


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For last week’s equally disrespectful Bun Toon about another legendary creator, way more important than I am, click here.

 

 

 

Frankly Speaking, Bun Toons! YAY!

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Reminding  you of a time when newspapers still existed…The SUNDY FUNNIES!

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You guys have no idea how much I enjoyed enjoying DK III.  That was part of the experience to me – the growing sense that I wasn’t hate-reading it.

In fact, it was darned, rootin-tootin’ GOOD.

But retroactively, the whole thing gets jingly-bingly in my memory now.

Eurgh.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Not my first time Bun Tooning Frank Miller in this position.

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A few years ago:  My idea of the next “big thing” in publishing.  If only they’d listened to me.

 

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For last week’s “spooky” themed Bun Toon, click the sperm-bunny-ghost.

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.