And for the record, my latest child runs a little more than a minute…
All children want their father to be proud of them -it’s a natural part of human development unless you have a father in show business ( and then you learn to cope with humiliation and shame the best you can). But until you have your OWN kids, you don’t understand how important it is to have the respect of your offspring.
Last week, everything changed.
In my lifetime, I’ve had lunch with a Canadian Prime Minister, I’ve hugged a Beatle, I’ve shared a single with Alan Moore and I’ve been in a movie with Al Pacino.
Weird Al is the first time they’ve ever been actually impressed with me.
Ty the Guy OUT!
First Bonus Moment:
Of course, I’m going to give you this…
NOW THE BONUS BONUS: Weird Al’s association with the world of comics didn’t start with me, though.
The cover art to this, his first album, was drawn by “Rogerio”, a regular contributor to the South American editions of Mad Magazine.
Eventually, MAD’s Tom Richmond returned the favour.
For last week’s equally behind-the-scenes-of-my-glamorous-cartoonist-life Bun Toon, click here
For the Bun Toons Archive, click the Weird Ty Rabbit
Today at your Local Comics Store, the latest issue (#16) of Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures with a cover by me. I’m pretty pleased with how this cover turned out:
And online, you can get a copy of Batman 66 #4–I did the interior art for this issue, scripted by Jeff Parker. I actually did a happy dance when I first saw the colours for this, done by Wes Hartman. (Print version goes on sale in a month)
Race out to your Local Comics Store or your local computer and get your copy today!
We (he and I) have done posts before about animated projects Ty has been involved with (goodbye, months of our lives gone to Dexter Early Cuts!), but yesterday’s post made me think I should just quickly gather ’em all in one place. So, here, with no fanfare whatsoever…
(Ty did storyboards, layouts, full-animation for all the parts that repeat for each commercial and then, reveals for the Joker and the Penguin (coming out from the cash register. He was less-involved in the latter two)
Jerry Seinfeld and Superman for American Express commercials
(Ty did all the drawings–not for the credits–and the colouring for those drawings. With an assist from Yours Truly. Animation was done by KTV Media.)
And Ty says this re-mix of the Batman commericals amused the hell out of him, so he asked me to put it up for ya (we’re still busy arguing about where it should go in this sequence…as I’m the one at the keyboard, I currently am winning, but at any moment he could shove my chair out of the way–it’s on wheels–and take over).