It’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Hoo-hah! This is like Christmas and Hallowe’en rolled into one jelly donut, and mainlined into your fan-brain. I am joining in for the big day by spending my waking hours at STADIUM COMICS in Toronto, (499 Main Street South, Shoppers World Mall in Brampton) along with Ken Lashley, Marcus To, Adam Gorham, Agnes Garbowska and plenty more makers of super-heroes, cartoons and funnybooks… and I hope to see you all down there for sketches, delightful stories, and big grins on the faces of all the peoples.
Because I am out of the house early this morning, there’s no time for me to Bun Toon! But rather than JUST running a repeat from yesteryear (which I do at the end of today’s post, scroll down below), I have a brand new, never before seen tale by my eldest son, Kellam, to keep you demanding net-surfers satisfied. Who says this isn’t the golden age of Bun Toon nepotism?
No more ado.
Art Land presents “HELPING” by Kellam Templeton-Smith:
Because getting your kids to draw your comic strip is a tradition Bill Keane is far too dead to participate in any more.
This story was created in under twelve hours by my son at the most recent Comic Book Marathon, back in April. The story and the art was completed in one sitting (except for bathroom breaks) while surrounded by dozens of equally devoted creators wrestling with their own muses. I can barely write my own name when I’m in public, but Kellam soldiered on tirelessly for the duration and created this chilling tale, ad libbed on paper in one swell foop.
Ty the Proud Guy OUT!
Since it’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, you get more than one bonus moment.
The two paintings above are by today’s fill-in Bun Tooner, my boy Kellam. I think they’re both self-portraits, but admittedly, the bottom one – with the glasses – looks more like him. Yes, he has big metal bolt-things sticking out of his ears sometimes. They all do, these kids today.
(Kellam’s deviantart gallery: Spartan Ideal)
Here’s LAST YEAR’S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY BUN TOON: The rules still apply, but the odds of a John Carter reference meaning anything in the future dims with each passing hour.
See you at Stadium Comics at SHOPPERS WORLD, Brampton.
Iron Man 3 has already come out, and my pre-cognitive-review was 100 % accurate! Click on last week’s Bun Toon and see how well my OTHER predictions do…
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