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The Bun Toon Explains ALL! YAY!

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Where would you be without my insights?

Recently, I’ve overheard a few people getting into a spirited philosophical discussion about the purpose of fiction and art in the world.

So, let me spell it out for ya.

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And with that, I have rescued the internet from Supergirl, Spider-Gwen, Ghostbusters III, and the lady Thor.  I can’t control Doctor Who, that’s happening in England.

Ty the Guy OUT!

I have been an sf and pop culture fan for more than fifty years, and I’ve seen me all the Star Treks, the Star Wars-es, the Aliens and the Planets of the Apes.  But Doctor Who has ALWAYS been a comic book to me.  It started here:

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By Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd, Steve Dillon and ALL the great British comic book artists of the 80s, I was hooked on this comic from the start.

But I swear to god, I never got into the show.  My wife and kids love it, all my friends love it, my colleagues and editors love it.  Someday, I’m going to get around to watching it.

But only if they finally cast a Lady Doctor Who, so I’m not holding my breath.

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For last week’s pop culture Bun Toon romp, click the title above.

Hallowe’en 2012

Kellam wanted to try something different and sculpted this skull.

Halloween has come and gone, and though the spirit of Sandy dampened a few trick or treaters, we still make the holiday merry around here or people answer to me.

We begin with the youngest…Katherine.

Katherine had planned her costume for months, including having her hair cut short and dyed blonde. She did a gender-swap cosplay and went to school, and trick-or-treating, as everyone’s favorite yester-cartoon “Callie and Hobbes.” I thought hers would be an easy costume for people to “get” but she reported that the boys at school all knew instantly who she was, but the girls were mystified.  Is Calvin no longer a thing?  Do we want to even live in that world?

Taylor considered repeating his popular Rorshach from last year, but eventually settled on Leon, from Resident Evil. My daughter-in-law Jessica has featured on my blog many times for her incredible decorated cakes, but she also makes the most amazing costumes. Over the years she’s made Jimmy Olson and Rexplode for Kellam to wear, and Taylor was thrilled to discover that his old Leon costume fit him perfectly.

Sean tends to be more of a last-minute costume guy. He used to be all about Spider-Man or knights so we would buy or make his costume, but these days, he puts bits and pieces together mere hours before he goes out. This year, inspired by his newfound Doctor Who fandom he decided on The Fourth Doctor. An oversized Dollar Store cowboy hat, a multicoloured scarf his mother had knit many many many years ago for Kellam, an argyle sweater of Dad’s and a new tie put together with Dad’s winter coat, and Sean was happy. (He had a white collared shirt but decided, in the pouring rain, no one was going to be looking that closely at his costume.) He and Keiren did drive around to a few stores trying to find something to approximate a sonic screwdriver but he eventually decided he didn’t need it, as he needed the extra hand free to both fight time-criminals and eat candy.

 I’m assured this is a costume.  Kellam was dressed as a character from Assassin’s Creed, having just come from The Comic Book Lounge’s Hallowe’en event.  I’m also assured he killed no one, but he’s also duty bound not to tell me if he HAD killed someone, so I’m skeptical.

The grown-ups stayed home with a distant cousin who had gone to Catholic school his whole life, and made him watch Rocky Horror Picture Show.  He’s been seen shopping for garters and mascara today, so it might have had an effect on the lad.

Pictured: Something you don’t see much in Catholic School…but don’t get me started.

Happy Spook Day Everybody!

Ty the Guy OUT!!

Here now, your BONUS Holloween Comic Book Moments:

In case that didn’t seem cruel enough for you…

…then I present the Budwiser Star Trek Float.

…and this medieval monstrosity.

This wins.