Tag Archives: Star Trek

On the Other Hand Bun Toons! YAY!

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Wait, I’m a rabbit…it’s on the other PAW.

I’ve been out of town, running from convention to convention, and spent some time in them United States of America.  While I was there I caught a bit of US Cable TV.  What a treat.

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If it weren’t for the fate of the free world, life and death and all that, the American News is funny as hell.  Well, it’s not funny if you’re relying on it for news.

 

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Today is BATMAN Day, according to all the best calendars.

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Holy Bloated Feeling of Fullness, Batman!

It’s just a little thing, but on this Batman Day, I can hint at the idea that I’m officially visiting Gotham City for a quick little project coming up soon.  More details when I’m allowed to share ’em, but it’s nice to be back in a corner of the comics universe I consider home.  See you in Crime Alley!

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Don’t forget to visit our Kickstarter page for “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”, my fun Trek meets Seuss project with the legendary DAVID GERROLD. Still a few days left!!

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For the last Bun Toon (three weeks ago!  Holy Convention Season Absenteeism!) Click here!

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For the Bun Toon Archives, click here

 

Happy Star Trek Fiftieth! YAY!

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I’m not a rabbit.  I’m a Vulcan.  This is entirely irrational.

It’s Star Trek’s FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY this weekend, and I’m in PORTLAND at a comic convention.  I can’t be here with you again live at the Bun Toon, but I’m raising money for the Hero Initiative, so my conscience is clear.  I’d just be Tooning about what a jackass Trump is, so we’re spared that at least.

Instead, another Star Trek Related Bun Toon from some time past.  This one from the day after Leonard Nimoy died, and I had to digest the information in cartoon form.

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Since I was a little boy, fifty years ago, Star Trek has taken over about 10 percent of my brain and about a third of my heart, and I couldn’t be happier to be both a Trekkie fan, and a creator (occasionally) of Trek comic books.

This is the best franchise, with the best fans in all of Pop Culture.

The word is given.

More information about my latest Trek-adjacent, comic book-adjacent project, (Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go) click HERE.

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The Convention Season will be over shortly, and I’ll be back to Bun Tooning as regular as an old man scarfing down prune smoothies next week, I promise!

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Presented without comment.  But this was a real thing.

Seuss Trek Wednesday!

I’m dropping in for a moment to share a couple more fun moments of Trekkieness here at the Bunny Factory.

First up, a sketch cover I did at the convention this weekend.  A fan got a Shatner signature on a blank Star Trek cover, and asked me to fill in the space above it with a portrait of Kirk and his ship above.  I get asked to do likenesses a lot in my work a lot (Mad Magazine, Batman 66, Dexter, Star Trek) but it’s never as easy to a good likeness sitting at a convention floor working from a little phone-google image of the celeb.  Fortunately, the fan brought with him a nice big shot of Shatner’s handsome mug, and it turned out okay.

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Second:  We sold a few copies of David Gerrold’s TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES book, (the one with the all-new Tybunny cover art) at the convention….but we only had the softcover version at our table, and no one got to see the FULL wraparound cover that included Koloth bathing in the vile, barking, headless rats (his words, not mine).  Well, since I drew six zillion tribbles, and my devoted wife coloured six zillion tribbles, you have to see them all six zillion tribbles.

 

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so there.

And it’s nice to announce that my latest Star Trek-adjacent project (with oft mentioned Trek Legend David Gerrold), “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO”  is gangbustering its way around Kickstarter.

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But like all things Kickstarter-y, we need  your help to feed the beast (and yes, I’m referring to my teenage children).  If you’re hoping to see the love child of a Grinch and a Horta, or ever wondered how Thing One and Thing Two would deal with the Prime Directive, this is the book for you.

Check out the details HERE.

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I’m drawing a cover that features the Bat-Eared Fellow this week, and promoting my Star Trek project, so of course the Bonus Moment is…

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FanExpo Canada: SUNDAY

And so begins the end… Last Day! Today will run 10am to 5pm and it will be BUSY! I’ve got a few things scheduled and it’s my last chance to scour all the dollar bins and make sure I haven’t missed anything magical.

At 1:00pm, I will be part of GrokSpock, a live reading of Star Trek:  Wrath of Khan. We have our usual GrokSpock crew with a surprise guest:  actor/screenwriter/voice actor David Hayter (my kid who goes by the nickname “Snake” for his standup gigs, is very excited about this!). Will post the room number as soon as I find it…

At 2:15, I will run to Room 715 for COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP:  How to write a story someone will want to read. (If you can’t make the workshop or would like to take my entire course  called HOW TO WRITE COMICS, there are still a few spaces open. Info is HERE.)

Then, I’m back to P57. Come find me there…  Keiren will be keeping my sketch list, and selling my sketchcovers and copies of The World of Star Trek and The Trouble with Tribbles, both by David Gerrold with covers by me.

In honour of today’s GrokSpock reading, a memory of the very first one we did:

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And, of course…don’t forget the Kickstarter for Oh, The Places You’ll Boldy Go! Click on the Enterprise-like ship to go to the link:

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FanExpo Canada: SATURDAY

Day Three! We can do this! 10am – 7pm, I’ll be back at P57. Won’t be there the whole time as I’ll leave to do a panel on

From the Screen to the Page:  Comic Book Adaptations, Room 714 at 11:30.

I’ll be speaking from my experience writing a Star Trek mini (Missions End), drawing and writing Batman Adventures and now…drawing a parody of Star Trek meets Dr Seuss for the Kickstarter project, Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! (see what I did there?). For info on the Kicktarter, click on a tribble:

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I’m not doing a new Bun Toon today as I’m busy with the convention but luckily, I have Bun Toon’d about Trek before:

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FanExpo Canada: FRIDAY

Once again, I’ll be back sitting at P57 (changed from what’s in the program) today, 10am – 7pm! Doesn’t look like I have any panels or workshops scheduled today, so I’ll be at my table (unless I can sneak away and find some dollar bins! I’ve got a long list of comics I need to find to finish off some mini-series so I can finally read ’em!).

I have a commissions list and a pile of sketchcovers I’ve done.

I will have The World of Star Trek for sale,

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and The Trouble with Tribbles,

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And so much more!

And remember…to check out the Kickstarter for Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! You can click on Spock or McCoy to get there:

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FanExpo Canada: Thursday

I’ll be sitting at P16A beside the always incredible Leonard Kirk, between 4 and 9 (I think the con starts at 3pm but with traffic and lineups and having to get my passes, let’s play it safe!). I will have Star Trek books, sketchcovers, Batman 66 issues and lots more. I’ll be doing sketches (Keiren will have a list). I don’t charge for signing books but I will be asking people to donate to one of my absolute favourite charities, Hero Initiative so they can keep up all the good work they do to help out comics people in need.

I’ll be spending all my time at my table except when;

I will be part of a sketch duel against…TOM GRUMMETT at 5:45 pm in Room 716.

I will be teaching a workshop, Comic Writing/Storytelling:  How to tell a story in pictures at 7:15pm in Room 703. (If you can’t make the workshop or would like to take my entire course on Layouts, called HOW TO DRAW COMICS, there are still a few spaces open. Info is HERE.)

And don’t forget! My Kickstarter for OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL BOLDLY GO! Check it out now and see the list of great rewards (even I don’t know who the voice will be on the audiobook…although I do know who they were talking to…). Click on the angry Gorn to be taken to the link:

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