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Number #1 Bun Toon of the YEAR! (And the bestest failure, too)YAY!

And now, that day has come, and so we face, the final curtain… on 2011.

Most of the people I know said this  year was one of the worst they’ve ever gone through.  I’ve had my own ups and downs, but my family is intact, we didn’t lose a cat or a grandparent, I’m still employed in the comics industry, and so far as I know, I don’t have brain tumours or a contract killer after me, so I’m calling the whole thing a win.   (But I score differently than most people; I never count the errors or forces, and don’t even pick up the pencil when it’s a southpaw.)

Speaking of the Score:  It’s time for the top Bun Toon of the Year…beating out such contenders as “Charlie Sheen vs. Galactus”, “Ma Kent vs. Aunt May” and “Everything You Need To Know about Thor In Four Panels”…we present the Thrilla with Frank Milla…

(Above is a MUCH cleaner copy than the one that went online originally).

A few people pointed out that Frank looked more like he was auto-fellating himself than inserting his skull into his bowels in my cartoon, which is a fair point anatomically, but moot satirically.  I’m good with his depiction either way.

My last line up there… “I used to love you, Frank.”…you don’t know how true that is, ladies and gents.  Watching Frank Miller turn into the current version of himself is like watching a beloved Uncle pee on the shrubs at a wedding.  And I mean the front shrubs, in the yard that faces the road.  At the Church.  Without undoing his fly first so it goes all down his pant leg and everything.

Cut it out, Frank, and find a rest room.

ALSO:  This came with the post, so you gets is again:

A contribution I did for Gail Simone's "You'll All Be Sorry" column from a couple of years ago.

AND NOW, MY MOST BELOVED FAILURE BUN TOON

That Frank Miller strip up there took me less than an hour –  from idea to putting it online where it was read by tens of thousands of people, we’re talking maybe 45 minutes (you probably noticed Frank never moves, and there’s no backgrounds either, two tricks of the lazy cartoonist!).

But the Bun Toon below took more than six or seven hours, by far the longest I’ve ever spent on one.  It was done mostly in lieu of sleep over a couple of nights, and it was maybe the most fun I had on a webcomic entry so far.  The poor thing did no traffic when it went up though, and has stayed at the bottom of the hit parade ever since.

Lesson learned:    Effort is for squares.  Just whip it off, baby, and you’ll get your reward.

NOTE: The premise here, explained in the original post, was that I was privy to some inside information about the next six comic book movies coming out of Big Time Hollywood because I was working on one of them, doing storyboards.

I can now reveal which film I was storyboarding for release in 2012.  It’s the Christian Bale Thunderstrike picture.  Look for it in local theatres in the coming year.

That’s it for 2011, bunny people.  Come by in 2012 and I promise we’ll be just as lightweight and meaningless, only better.

Now, wrapped in bacon.

Ty the Guy OUT!!

Coming Attractions Bun Toons. YAY!

Please turn off all cell phones and refrain from talking to your neighbour when reading the cartoons, thank you.

With X-MEN FIRST CLASS, GREEN LANTERN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA and CONAN already running through the theaters this summer, and AVENGERS, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and TINTIN all on the way, it seems like Hollywood is burning through the comic book properties as fast as they can build sets and hire directors.  After Flash, Aquaman and Namor are finished, they’ll essentially be out of super-heroes to exploit.  But don’t worry, I’ve got connections in the biz, and I know some of the less publicized projects that are currently in pre-production, heading our way next year.  I’ve even done storyboards for one of them (but I’m not allowed to reveal which, thanks to an iron-clad NDA).

But thanks to my sources, I can pre-preview a couple of upcoming films that are in the pipeline that comic fans are going to love.  I know it seems impossible, but I swear, every one of these movies has been scripted, cast, and  is up and shooting right now.  The posters are all going to be in local theaters by December, but you guys get an exclusive here at my blog.

We’re NEVER going to run out of characters to film.

Personally, I’m looking forward to the Yellow Kid.  I love Spike’s work.  And is it just me, or does that look like George Wendt as Bouncing Boy?  He’s a little too old to be called “Boy” at this point.  (Not that Cruise is still a “lad” but he keeps his baby-face good looks as the years go by…)

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your bonus Comic Book Movie Moment:

Apparently there was a Dazzler movie out in the Eighties. Does anyone know if the new one is a remake or a sequel?

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For last week's All-Female Bun Toons (by guest contributor Eden Bachelder) click the bunny's dress.

For Every Bun Toons Ever, click the manly bunny above. Serious film offers will be considered.