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Proud Father Bun Toons!

And for the record, my latest child runs a little more than a minute...

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.

weird al bun toons websize

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.

weird al rogerio

The cover art to this, his first album, was drawn by “Rogerio”, a regular contributor to the South American editions of Mad Magazine.

weird al mad cover

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 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

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)

batman 66 emperor penguin pg 09

Race out to your Local Comics Store or your local computer and get your copy today!

Ty the Guy OUT!!


Animation by Ty

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…


Zellers Law of Toyland commercials

featuring Joker

featuring Penguin

featuring Catwoman

featuring Riddler

(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

“Hindsight is 20/20”

“A uniform used to mean something”

There’s a third one I have to hunt down…

(Ty did the still images that transform into the live action…if you have an eye for it, you’ll recognize his lettering for the titles)



Dexter Early Cuts, “Cindy Landon” webisodes for Showtime

Dexter Early Cuts, “Cindy Landon”

(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).

Holy Perplexity, Batman