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Ty Cannot Come to the Bun Toon Today!

If only I had the time to draw this well today...

If only I had the time to draw this well today…

With all the comic book tsuris that happened this week (Batgirl covers and all), I had lots to say in bunny form, but alas, my opinions are restricted to my mouth today, as I am attending a Comic Convention in Toronto, and am out of the house by 8.30 this morning.

Sheesh!

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I’m having a great time (except for the lack of sleep) so come on down and say “hi”, and if I’m functioning and awake, I’ll do you a sketch, and mouth off about something pithy.

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Yesterday I did this Miracle Man for a fan…literally HOURS after re-reading the 16 issue “Original Writer” reprints from Marvel earlier in the day. Talk about timing….

But if I’m muttering and snarly, I need sleep and might be about to pass away from exhaustion.  Then it’s best to ask for THIS character, as I can see her anyway…

Another Friday sketch from Toronto.

Another Friday sketch from Toronto.

Ah, I’m kidding.  I’m still happiest drawing Batman.  I know what he looks like without reference.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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YEEEHaaw! Bun Toons! YAY!

Get along little Bunnies.

Get along little Bunnies.

I’m happy to hear that Marvel is going back to the Western genre with the “Sheriff Steve Rogers” mini-series in a couple of months.  I’m looking forward to it.

But if Marvel is planning on a Weird Western storyline, they should use the REAL characters from American history of the period.   For instance, who can forget these…

Famous Western Mystics

In my youth, I met a very old man claiming to be the Two Ball Kid, but it turned out to be disappointing for different reasons.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Marvel Kirby Western Comics are the single greatest genre in the English Language.

Seriously.

Behold…

Who needs a noon-time railway train filled with owlhoots when there's Giant Monsters in Midnight Valley?

Who needs a noon-time railway train filled with owlhoots when there’s Giant Monsters in Midnight Valley?

The story behind this issue's cover is actually odder than you think it's going to be.

The story behind this issue’s cover is actually odder than you think it’s going to be.

(I draw these Bun Toons while watching AMC’s All Western programming on Saturday mornings.  It was only a matter of time before I did something along these lines.)

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For last week's illogically sad Bun Toon, click here.

For last week’s illogically sad Bun Toon, click here.

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For the Bun Toon Archive, click here.

Million Dollar Idea Bun Toons! YAY!

A few minutes ago, in a galaxy fairly near my basement.

A few minutes ago, in a galaxy fairly near my basement.

Oh My God.

Did you see the sales figures on the new Marvel Star Wars comics?  The books are selling like they were instalments of the film series.  We’re talking more than A MILLION COPIES in print already, and the new launches are only a few weeks old.  They’re already the best selling comics of this century.

So…since I do, in fact, work at Marvel comics (check out my work in an  upcoming issue of Deadpool #250!), I thought I’d grab a little of that LucasFilm glory and submit a few ideas for graphic novels.

Obviously Han Solo and Bobba Fett are taken, you have to look for the less obvious characters if you want a chance at getting your pitch through…

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Hey, there’s no shame in the Lando and Iron Fist joke.  We were all thinking it.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Absolutely everyone who is my age remembers when this comic came out...months before the movie was released, giving away huge plot spoilers and secrets...ah, happy times.

Absolutely everyone who is my age remembers when this comic came out…months before the movie was released, giving away huge plot spoilers and secrets…ah, happy times.

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For last week's Bun Toon about equally inspiring creators from the 70s, click here.

For last week’s Bun Toon about equally inspiring creators from the 70s, click here.

For Bun Toons from the past (yes I know the archive is shockingly un-updated!)

For Bun Toons from the past (yes I know the archive is shockingly un-updated!)

Lo, There Shall Come a Battle Bun Toons! YAY!

Titans are clashing!  Titans, I tell you!

Titans are clashing! Titans, I tell you!

So apparently there’s something about a new Secret Wars Marvel project, and something about ret-conning some Marvel history when it all shakes out.

Clay pigeons loaded…

Off we go.

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Anyone who recognizes themselves, please report to your nearest station and await further instructions.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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Straw Men have been popular in comics for quite a while now…

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I’ve not read this series, but that cover is rock solid.

straw men skullsThis is the only cover from this All American Comics NSFW series that I can put on this family friendly website.

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Even Marvel Comics is familiar with publishing straw men.

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Everybody’s Happy Now Bun Toons! YAY!

Isn't it nicer when everyone is happy?  Sigh...

Isn’t it nicer when everyone is happy? Sigh…

Hey, it’s in the news, it’s about comics, I have to make a comment.

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There…I told you everyone was happy.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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The bonus moment is just as happy.  It was from Christmas a couple of years ago, and Christmas is always happy.

support the tropesPS:  If you link back to this Bun Toon, try not to give away that it’s all about Jack, that’s sort of the punchline both times..

 

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For a link to a Bun Toon that's all about ME for a change, click above.

For a link to a Bun Toon that’s all about ME for a change, click above.

More Bun Toons than you could reasonably read await after you click here.

More Bun Toons than you could reasonably read await after you click here.

 

BUNS TOONS! YAY!

Here we go again with the sex and the gender and the stuff...

Here we go again with the sex and the gender and the stuff…

Of course, with all the controversy, I had to call a press conference…but I recorded it if you weren’t there…

SAUCY CARBONARA

I’m just thrilled to see Ortiz the pool boy return to this strip.  He’s this summer’s break out star!

TY THE GUY OUT!

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I was so upset to discover that Milo Manara swiped his Spider-Woman cover…

Ant_1…but there’s only so many poses you can put an invertebrate exo-skeletal super-heroine into…

By the way, I’m no stranger to the sexy cover pose myself…

I mean, "woof!".  Am I right?

I mean, “woof!”

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for the archives, click here

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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Bun Toons

Just so we're clear...I'm not responsible for this cartoon.

Let’s count all the ways history got it wrong…

the inevitable conclusion

In case anyone wasn’t up on this week’s moron-fan du jour…a blogger named “Janey” accused Rick Remender of writing a scene of statutory rape between The Falcon and a severely underaged character named “Jet”.  Of course, the very script in question included a scene giving the character’s age as twenty-three, but reading that panel would have spoiled all the rage and indignity this moron blogger could muster.

Test your reading comprehension skills against "Janey" the moron.

Test your reading comprehension skills against “Janey” the moron.

Add that to the fact that Jet is the one clearly seducing Falcon throughout the scene, and of course, her righteous rage started a twitter hashtag “#firerickremender” that had quite a bit of steam for a couple of days…despite being based entirely on one moron with a grudge against the writer and the keen analytic mind of a stray dog.

Oh, internet.  Is there anything your rush to judgement cannot make better?

Apparently Janey has had to take down her blog page due to internet flaming. She aggressively tried to cost someone their livelihood because of her own moron fueled actions and is now apparently upset that there’s a consequence to that.  Who’d have thunk?

Ty the Guy OUT!

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I understand the Falcon is getting his own series from Marvel fairly soon.  I hope they give it a writer who isn’t obsessed with statutory rape scenes, as, you know…. some people are.

falcon is angry

 

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to read last week’s equally indignant Bun Toon, click the underage white woman above…

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Hugely Successful Bun Toons! YAY!

Finally....success and fortune are mine!

Finally….success and fortune are mine!

 

 

 

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I’m leaning ethnic, but I shouldn’t rule out handicapped or something in the GLBTQ territories…there’s big money in those emerging identities.

I know this will be considered a risky move for the future of this beloved web-toon–to carry on without the only continuing character in the strip….but I can’t exactly do alt-cover second printings with a foil wrap, can I?  I have to get in on the sweet, sweet green any way I can.

Don’t make me actually earn it.

Let us now have a moment of silence, for the little white rabbit, who has delighted us all for so long–Struck down in the prime of life, to fulfill his duties to the corporation.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Apparently, I’m not the first person to think of this…

I'm fairly certain it follows the same plot...hit by a bus, Spider-man arrives to comfort the dying, etc.

I’m fairly certain it follows the same plot…hit by a bus, Spider-man arrives to comfort the dying, etc.

Although this cover of the same book offers troubling details that derail my theory...

Although this alt cover of the same book offers troubling details that derail my theory…

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For the last Bun Toon, published long before the beloved bunny had passed away...click here.

For the last Bun Toon, published  before the beloved bunny passed away…click here.

For the Bun Toon archive, so you can peruse the Bunny's adventures in life, and remember him as he was...click here

For the Bun Toon archive, so you can peruse the Bunny’s adventures in life, and remember him as he was…click here

 

 

Bun Toons Go Snkt! YAY!

Not rain, nor sleet, nor dead of night can keep this cartoonist from his appointed webcomic...but a computer glitch sure can.

Not rain, nor sleet, nor dead of night can keep this cartoonist from his appointed webcomic…but a computer glitch sure can.

Sorry I wasn’t here yesterday, but OY, the TSURIS I was having with my computer.  Don’t get me started about my car.

Anyway…with the arrival of the new X-Men flick, DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, in the theaters (to good reviews and boffo box office mojo), and with the countdown to the death of James “Logan” Howlett just months away, I felt it was time to finally explain to the uninitiated…

wolverine in four panelsAh…I never understood Freud anyway.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here’s the first time I was ever paid to draw Wolverine….more than twenty years ago!

xmen-painted-coverIt was a poster to advertise the line of X-MEN VHS tapes that were for sale in the early 90s.  I didn’t do the layout for the artwork, I was asked to rework this image (drawn by someone at Neal Adams’ Continuity Associates (I think)…

x-men-night-sentinels-vhs-cover-art….but for some reason, the special projects editor didn’t like the colour or the linework on the Neal version (or the pink glow around Gambit’s card) and had me redraw it in acrylic paint.

But then…

animatedlightleI’ve just recently heard from Steve Lightle that THIS was the original version of the drawing….below for the cover of X-Men Adventures #1, and above for a promotional image that I’m not sure what’s happening with the colours…

3417250-01Which then got RE-COLOURED for the cover to X-Men Adventures #1.

Anyway…I’ve seen this attributed to me as the pencil artist with Steve inking….which so clearly isn’t true.  I may have been the LAST person to get his hands on that image…

Here’s the first Wolverine I ever got paid to draw that I actually drew…

xmen-angel-video-box1To this day, I wish they hadn’t covered up his other hand…it had better symmetry before the logo went on…

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For last week's snarky Bun Toon, click here.

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Free Comic Book Day Bun Toons! YAY!

It's Comic Book Day!  Like Easter and Christmas and Losing your Virginity all at once!  Only with comics!

It’s Comic Book Day! Like Easter and Christmas and Losing your Virginity all at once! Only with comics!

I have arisen this morning and left my home within minutes…no time for an original Bun Toon (the rules are very strict…I gots to do ’em the morning I get up, folks and folkesses!) But….since it is…

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…there is a feast of FREE COMICS here on the Bun Toon, for you to enjoy.

We’ll start with the Rules:

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Okay, sure, that was a free cartoon on my website, but what about a free Ty Templeton Spider-Man comic book at my local store?

We have you covered there as well…

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Apparently, if you pick up the new Rocket Racoon Free Comic Book from Marvel, it includes a back-up story by me and Joe Caramagna from the Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures series.   That’s the first page of a rollicking space adventure up there, and you can have the rest of the story FREE at any participating comic store!

Wait!  You want more free?  Here’s a complete Spider-Man story by Ty Templeton and Dan Slott!

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Yeah, that’s from about three years ago, but if I posted anything more recent without permission, Marvel would vaporize my backside.

If you’re in the Toronto/Brampton area, come and watch me give out free comics in person at:

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Stadium Comics at Shoppers World Brampton (Hwy 7 and Hwy 10, more or less)  

With all the traffic problems in Toronto, it’s probably an easier drive that anywhere downtown.  Come and see me…anyone under ten years old gets a free sketch!  Adults must pay through the nose and call me Lord Highmaster.

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THANK YOU, AL FELDSTEIN

When I was eleven years old, I saw the movie THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE with my mom, and felt very grown up to have seen a film with swearing in it.  A couple of days later, I saw this issue of Mad Magazine and had enough money on me to buy it.

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At eleven, I was already waaay into comic books, and drawing, and I couldn’t get over the idea that a comic book had a painted cover that looked sort of like Norman Rockwell had painted it.  But…oh my…the interior artwork…

I copied every artist in this book over and over again.  Tried to paint that cover with acrylics and draw like George Woodbridge and Mort Drucker and Dave Berg and Paul Coker Jr. and Bob Clarke and Angelo Torres and Al Jaffee and everyone involved in this issue.  I couldn’t believe the level of artistic skill on display in a comic book that made me laugh like a monkey when I was eleven.

So I got the next issue and the next…and immediately I was a subscriber.  It was the first magazine I ever subscribed to.  The first issue that came in the mail had THIS cover:

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In this age of the internet, it’s hard to understand the level of subversion involved in this cover.  I understand it was banned in a number of stores and even a few American states wouldn’t let it be displayed within their borders.   Take that, developing taste in pop culture!

Mad Magazine rather quickly became a cornerstone of my personality.  At the age of 20, when it first occurred to me I might actually have the skills to make a living in this biz, I sent samples of my work out to Playboy, the New Yorker and Mad Magazine (it never crossed my mind to work on Super-heroes at the time, I was a gag cartoonist…)

All three magazines rejected my work (as they should have, the work was terrible), but the rejection from Mad Magazine was a treasure to me, because it was signed by Al Feldstein, editor.  It was like an autograph, and the rejection hung over my desk for years, somewhat proudly.

Al Feldstein:  Subversive Master

Al Feldstein: Grinning mischievously after rejecting me, the callous bastard.

We lost Al Feldstein this week at the age of 88.  I never got a chance to meet him in person, but he absolutely changed my life when I was eleven, and kicked me in the pants when I was 20.  He retired when I was about 25, so I never worked for him…but…

This was the first issue of Mad Magazine to include my work.

This was the first issue of Mad Magazine to include my art.

I finally got to his magazine.  Thank you Al Feldstein, for ruining my life with your sense of humour and subversion, and forcing me to become one of the Gang of Idiots.  It’s all your fault!  I could have been a plumber!

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Not another one!

R.I.P. Efram Zimbalist Jr.

This silver haired devil had the coolest name in show biz.

This silver haired devil had the coolest name in show biz.

A television staple throughout my childhood on FBI and a number of other shows, I always dug this guy’s off-beat name and too-handsome-for-the-room mustache.

But the world of Batman knew and loved him as the voice of ALFRED PENNYWORTH, butler to the cave.

"anything else you need cleaned up, Master Bruce...?"

“anything else you need cleaned up, Master Bruce…?”

Thanks for all the memories, Efram.

Ty the Guy OUT!

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For last week’s Bun Toon about Fanboys and their difficulties with Fangirls, click here…

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