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SON of BUN TOONS, PART II! YAY!

'Cause the cat's in the cradle with the silver spoon, the little boy blue and the man in the moon....

There’s plenty of Bun Tooning this weekend, with a very special “SUN TOONS” coming your way tomorrow with the sort of excitement only a SUN TOON can generate.  Be sure to check back for that one.

But today, we present part two of the epic tale of Batman, Robin and The Flash trying to stop Clayface from robbing a bank, as written by my son, TAYLOR, back when he was seven years old, and illustrated by me, sitting up in his bed, drawing on my leg.

To read the first award-wishing chapter, click here!

And now, part TWO:

Goku and Vegeeta?  What the hell?  This is how a seven year old writes, and there was no talking him out of it.  My favorite part was when Robin became aware that the villain of the piece had wandered off.

There are more chapters to come!  And more Bun Toons to come this weekend, as a very special SUN TOONS is on its way tomorrow!

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS Batman odd teaming up with someone he shouldn’t have moment:

It's BATMAN!! With the pointy ears, and the crusading and the always fighting of the crime...HEY LADY!!

To see past Bun Toons, click the odd team-up between the rabbit and the pastry.

More Family Bun Toons, YAY! Now with more BATMAN!

Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-BATMAN!

Many of you readers know I have four kids.  All four have shown up on the blog a lot lately, I’m not sure why, really, but the trend continues.

I’ve meant to put this up for quite a while , it’s the opening chapter of a comic book I did with my son, Taylor, back when he was seven years old.  When kids are that age, parents often read them a bed-time story, but Taylor insisted we do it backwards – that he WRITE himself a bedtime story, and that I illustrate it.  Each night for a couple of months,  Taylor would create two pages of a story, telling me what to draw, rather specifically,  in the panels, while dictating the dialogue…and it all went onto pieces of folded paper (so it would resemble a printed comic book).

There are many chapters of this epic tale, this is the first one.   Some of the word balloons are hard to read, I know, I think Taylor lettered one or two of them.

WHEW!  What a cliffhanger!!  Whatever will Flash do?!?

Tune in some time in the random future when I publish another instalment of this fantastic tale.  Not next week, I’ll have something else next week.  And not likely the week after that, but some time!

Who says this is the Bun Toons age of random nepotism?

Ty the Guy OUT!!

It was done many years after the comic my son Taylor wrote, but it turned out a zillion times more successful – so, here’s your “written-by-a-real-kid” comic book bonus moment:  THE ORIGIN OF AXE-COP!

If you don’t know about Axe-Cop, you’re out of the loop, baby!  Get hip to the sick webcomic goodness here.

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For last week's "written-by-an-adult" Bun Toons, click the face of death.

For Every Bun Toon ever, click the still living Bunny

Joan Hilty might have a reason to be Bitter Girl.

Ah , the restructuring at DC continues, and it’s hit at a couple of my peeps , downsizing DC mainstay Joan Hilty this week (creator of the comic strip BITTER GIRL, if you didn’t get the reference in the title).

Editor Joan becomes freelancer Joan!

Joan and I worked together a few times, and made some great comics while we did, so I’d like to give her a proper send -off with a quick Top Seven list.  Here now, the Top Seven books Joan Hilty edited while at the home of the Bat and the Cape.

7.  Flash

Waid is back. Acuna is off and running!

– Everything about this run of the Flash was delightful. The creative team, the covers, the plots, the whole feel of it all.  When it ALL feels right, you know there’s a hand on the wheel, steering.

6.  Flinch

Beautiful and creepy. The comic equivilant of a peanut butter cup.

– a daring, fun run of creativity.  Joan does the thankless job of editing an anthology with lovely results every damn time.  The line up of talent was stunning.  Go find ‘em and read em.

4. Steve Gerber’s Hard Time

Brilliant, and no ducks, whatsoever.

– unquestionably the best of the DC FOCUS books, and Gerber’s last GREAT series.  I thank the lucky stars that we all got a chance to join in.

5.  Blue Beetle

Say goodbye to the goofy super-hero.

-The Silver Age Blue Beetle was beloved by JUST enough people to ensure he’d never succeed in his own series.  This series proved you can re-invent for the modern reader and make it work.  Hilty goes stepping into the shoes of Julie Schwartz quite well.  (For other fun re-launch Joan comics, see OMAC PROJECT and MANHUNTER)

3. Birds of Prey

word balloons on a cover! Be still my heart.

-one of the best runs of the series since Dixon and Land started it all.  Joan presided over its re-birth as one of DC’s most fun books after a bit of a lull.  Simone and Benes certainly helped.  Great team, all around.

2.  Batman Adventures, (and related series).

Batman-less Batman at its best.

-People seemed to like this world of stories, so I include them.  I can’t gush too much about the whole enterprise without seeming like a ego-maniac as I wrote about a quarter of ‘em, but let’s point out how wonderful ALL the issues were, not just the ones I grubbed my hands all over.  Dig those crazy Gotham Girls!  And how beautiful were those BATMAN STRIKES covers?

1. LOONEY TUNES

Chuck Jones would be proud

– For years, this was my hands down favorite DC comic, I kid you not.  It was funny, witty, beautifully on-model and in the spirit of the original Termite Terrace, no matter who the writer or artist was.  One of the unsung GREAT DC series that no one read, and making it this consistently good when it was that far under the radar is the proof that Ms. Hilty knew how to do her job.

Honorable mentions:

Along with Looney Tunes, Joan did fantastic work keeping other “toon books” the best they could possibly be for years.  Anyone with an appreciation for this almost lost craft should check out Joan’s high water runs on Krypto the Superdog, Scooby Doo, and Powerpuff Girls.

On the Road To Perdition

This unexpectedly terrific sequel to the original masterpiece deserves a special mention just for Joan coaxing the legendary Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez into a graphic novel’s worth of new artwork.  Anyone who hires the bizarrely-underused greatest storyteller of a generation gets my thanks.

Way to go, Joan.  You have much to be proud of for your years at DC, and your contribution to comics and art is assured.  See you ’round the funny books.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your comic book moment of zen

The farcical and the fleeting