Tag Archives: webcomics

Vast and Flat Bun Toons! YAY!

Dedicated to Wil Wheaton, for reasons that will become obvious...

Dedicated to Wil Wheaton, for reasons that will become obvious…

I have it on solid authority, that this was the ORIGINAL plan for the character…

spiderman of the prairies websize

I promised this one a few months back, and it took me that long to draw it.  Blades of wheat are time consuming.

I’m not drawing Aquaman of the Sahara, though.  We all know the lucky bastard will find a bathtub or something.  That’s how it always goes with him.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS Spider-Man of the Prairies moment:

cowboy spidey

Yeee-hah!  I WISH that was a real Spider-Man action figure, but it’s a custom, made by BILL’S CUSTOMS (a man clearly dedicated to customizing the super-hero world, as you can see HERE or by clicking the image above.)  As a former Prairie resident-in-law, thanks for that little bit of bronco ridin’ web-slingin’ fun, Bill!

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For last week's Controversial Bun Toon about Controversial Orson Scott Card writing Superman Controversially, click above.

For last week’s Controversial Bun Toon about Controversial Orson Scott Card writing Superman Controversially, click above.

for the Bun Toon archive, click the controversial bunny.

for the Bun Toon archive, click the controversial bunny.

In case you care, today's Bun Toon is a sequel to a Bun Toon from last year...

In case you care, today’s Bun Toon is a sequel to a Bun Toon from last year…

Christmas Bun Toons! YAY!

happy cringle and the merry middle moose.

happy cringle and the merry middle moose.

The winter solstice is upon us soon, and, unless that Mayan Calendar is to be believed, Christmas is leaping up quicker than a tiger at a steak convention.  For a half-Jewish atheist from Canada, it’s a special time of a year for me and my family.  So I share…

websizeYes Virginia, there is a Prince of Darkness.  But he’s not worth the bicycle.

I wonder if the snow falling on this Bun Toon will put out the fire in Lucifer’s heart?  We can only hope.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS Satan Comic Book Christmas!

son of satan 1It is not well known, but the SON OF SATAN comic book produced by Marvel Comics in the mid-seventies was the result of a typo.  It was originally going to be marketed as “SON OF SANTA”…

son of satan 12…which is why Damian’s sled is always being pulled by hell-beast versions of Dancer and Prancer and Blitzen.

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For last week's Bun Toon about the Fantastic Four, click the Invisible Woman above...what do you mean you can't see her?

For last week’s Bun Toon about the Fantastic Four, click the Invisible Woman above…what do you mean you can’t see her?

For every Bun Toon ever (and yes, the archives have been updated!) click the very positive bunny above.

For every Bun Toon ever (and yes, the archives have been updated!) click the very positive bunny above.

Election Bun Toons. YAY!

Remember to vote, or the terrorists win.

We’ve heard it all….the economy, the dog-on-the-roof, the birth certificate and the bully haircut.  There’s so many important issues to help Americans decide the way to vote on Tuesday, but the most important issue is never discussed.

This, is….

Oh, I suppose, health care and women’s rights matter, too, but it’s about priorities.

Go vote, and let me know how it goes on Tuesday…I’m Canadian, and we don’t report on the elections up here.  There’s hockey scores to talk about.

Ty the Guy OUT!

And now, your BONUS election Comic Book Moments:

Oh, that my comic collection included this gem….

And this…

A comic book by political columnist Greg Palast, and some Kennedy kid, about insisting on your rights at the polling booth. It’s like comics are educational, or something.

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For last week’s equally difficult-to-choose Bun Toon, click the title here.

For the Bun Toon Archive, with every Bun Toon updated (until about five weeks ago, because I’m terrible at getting around to it)…click here.

Too Busy to Even Think of a Title for This

It’s Monday morning and we’re starting one of the busiest weeks we’ll be having this year!

Monday September 10 (TODAY!!), Ty is appearing on CHCH TV’s Morning Live show. Starting at 9am, he’ll be on for the whole hour drawing away and answering questions (although not on camera the whole time!). Channel 11, I believe.

Later this afternoon, Ty and I will head downtown to The Comics Embassy which houses COMIC BOOK BOOTCAMP to set up the tables, put the white board up, and generally make sure that everything is good to go for…

Tuesday September 11, when Ty teaches the first class ever in his brand new space at 392 Spadina Avenue, in downtown Toronto–WRITING FOR COMICS (Part One). There is one spot left, if you want to email us for a last-minute registration (comicbookbootcamp AT gmail DOT com). Class starts at 7pm, and Ty is soooooo looking forward to this!!

Wednesday September 12, Ty will be teaching DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE FROM YOUR HEAD, 7-10pm. We have two spaces still open, if you’d like to register.

Thursday September 13, our youngest son turns 13! Sean has an awkward birthday as it’s just after the start of school each year, and the day before we leave for a weekend. But 13! He’s turning 13 on the 13th! He’s been counting down to this for months! We’ll have the family over for a birthday dinner and there will be cake!

My youngest son

Friday September 14, crack of dawn, me, Ty and two or three of our kids will pile into the car (might send one of the kids with their older brother and my daughter-in-law) and drive to Montreal where Ty will be appearing at the MONTREAL COMIC CON all weekend.

Our oldest son will be working (informally) at the show (my daughter-in-law and teenaged son will be there over the weekend, volunteering). And we’re looking forward to seeing our friends from HEROES OF THE NORTH again. They’ll be there all weekend, with different cast members of their webseries making appearances each day. (Ty wrote a 12 pge story for them recently–the artist, Daniel Wong, will be at the con all weekend as a member of the SPENT PENCILS STUDIO.)

Friday, the con runs 4-9pm. After we’ll be at a barbecue with other comics creators–Ty is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting creators we haven’t met before.

Saturday September 15, Ty will be at the MONTREAL COMIC CON 10am-7pm. After the show will be THE JOE SHUSTER AWARDS, AT 7:30PM. I always love to go to the show and watch Canadian creators get some well-deserved love, but I have a vested interest this year–Ty has been nominated in the WEBCOMICS CREATOR category for BUN TOONS.

After, we’ll be off to the post-awards party to celebrate all the winners, and to get a chance to talk to everyone.

Sunday September 16 will be the last day of the MONTREAL COMIC CON,  10am-5pm. Last chance for sketches, signatures and for Ty to tell stories! Then, it’ll be back to our sister-in-law’s home for a chance to have a family dinner with her, our youngest kids and our nephew and nieces.

Monday September 17, we’ll all pile back in the car for an early-morning drive back to Toronto. (Probably with me driving–Ty will probably still be asleep).

And, through all of this–Ty is working on Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures! Pencilling and inking and plotting!

Keiren

More Fast Food and Naughty Bits Bun Toons! YAY

I’m not going to make a joke about anything being finger licking good. I promise.

Last week, the nation was up in arms about the Chick-Fil-A appreciation day.  Whether you were for it or against it, it got the conversation going about batter fried chicken and what people do with their hoo hoos and wee wees.

So what better time for this HONEST-TO-GOD-TRUE-LIFE-ADVENTURE?

For those curious about the other four celebs, I’ll I’m saying is that all four of them starred in their own TV series, and one of them starred in a Hollywood movie.  I will say no more.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS Colonel Sanders and Me moment

All True.

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For Last week’s chicken and genitalia related cartoon, click the title above.

For Every Bun Toon Ever (including others about urinals, if you look…) Click the rabbit.

San Diego Comic Con Memories Bun Toons Yay!

What? Who are you? Where am I? Hello…?

I’m not at San Diego this weekend, even though the rest of the planet seems to be.  Instead, I’ve taken to my bed in Toronto, recovering from some fairly work-intensive weeks with a bout of nasty exhaustion.  (Sorry there wasn’t a BUN TOON yesterday, the flesh is weak.)

But the MIND never stops at Bun Toons Central.  So I’ve let you into the creaky memory storage unit today.  Remember, you cannot open any boxes, and you cannot touch any items.  Whoever has the most money in their pockets can surely own it.  Yuuuup!

I hope those that made it to the West Coast are having a good time.  You’re in my thoughts when I’m not sleeping the day away…because those sleepy thoughts are always about bowling in the nude.

TY THE GUY OUT!

Here now, your BONUS Comic Con moment:

Time to play ARMCHAIR KIRBY! Votes will be tabulated with the latest software and reported back in a timely manner.

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For last week’s Bun Toon, featuring another comic book legend, and my important relationship with him, click the black and white bunny above.

For Every Bun Toon Ever, click the colourful bunny above.

Before Bun Toons! YAY!

Ask George Lucas and Ridley Scott…when do prequels ever go wrong?

This actually happened.  I meant to consider the book under its own merits (it’s beautifully drawn and has clever ideas all over it) but try as I did, the man on my shoulder kept demanding my attention.

I didn’t expect that.  I’m frankly surprised.  Do I have a conscience or something?

Ty the Guy OUT!

I know everyone on Earth bought MINUTEMEN #1 this week, so there’s no reason to run the cover.  Here’s your BONUS MOMENT poster that was released to promote the first issue going on sale by the lovely and talented Darwyn Cooke.

Ain’t no denying it’s pretty.

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For more BEFORE WATCHMEN Bun Toons, click here.

For even MORE Watchmen related Bun Toons click here (this one contains satire and was misunderstood by almost everyone –  no nasty letters).

For last week’s romantic and disgusting Bun Toon, click here.

For every Bun Toon ever (though at this point, I’ve put up links to practically all of them above!) click here.

Magic Powers Bun Toons YAY!

Look deeply into my eyes, for I know secrets...

Last week’s Bun Toon, I looked back on all my broken promises to myself.  This week, I look forward and promise you all….TOMORROW!!

This might be most most shameless plug ever. (In case I’m not blunt enough, I’ll be working on one of those predictions this year… Self promotion is a sickness.)  See you in the funny papers.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your BONUS Fortune Teller Comic Book Moment:  The first issue of World’s Finest I ever bought is often cited as the worst story ever to appear in an issue.

I predict you’ll hate it if you read it!

For Last Week's Equally Magical Bun Toon, click the fat bunny in the car.

For Every Bun Toon ever, click the svelte rabbit with the pastry.

Failure of Resolve Bun Toons! YAY!

Take heart in my poor showing, people. It makes you all look better!

Don’t try to deny it!  You’ve all made exactly these mistakes.

Next year, I’m vowing to breathe more oxygen, and eat more meat.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your flagrant disregard for the Stop Online Piracy Act Moment.

It’s all so meta.

For last week's Comic Closing Nostalgia click the link above

For every Bun Toon Ever click the silly rabbit

Stan Lee Presents Bun Toon Countdown 2011 #4! Yay!

Before we continue with the pulse  pounding countdown of the Top Five Bun Toons (and the Five No One Loved) of 2011 ,  let’s take a moment to salute the living legend himself, true believers, on this, his 89th birthday…..STAN LEE!

Stan Lee, pictured here in a moment of confusion, attempting to grab Robert Downey's man-boobs.

Stan Lee needs no introduction:  He created Batman, King Arthur and James Bond, as well as writing the original plot for Gilgamesh.  As curator of the Hobo Art Museum in San Francisco, Lee helped introduce America to the great whittlers of the 20th Century, and as a philanthropist, Stan Lee  established the first School for Bombast, on the campus of Yale University in 1973.

Stan Lee, in a moment of confusion, attempting to grab Hugh Jackman's man-boobs

Stan Lee’s famous nickname “The Man” has inspired others in the comics biz to adopt a similar nomenclature in tribute, including artist Steve Rude “the Dude”, writer/artist Ty “the Guy” Templeton, and letterer Emma “Not a Fella” Campanella.   Famous baseball player Stan The Man Musial was so inspired, he began using the nickname long before before Stan Lee did.

Always willing to adapt to the times, Stan Lee attempts to grab this lady's girl-boobs.

Ahh, enough of the silly… I kid around with the boobie grabbing and the whittling museum, but it’s all done with buckets of love.  Without Stan, there’s a vast wasteland of Richie Rich digests and Lois Lane Annuals and that’s the comix biz.   But Stan gave us Spider-Man and the Hulk and The Fantastic Four and so many others that no one could count ’em all up without a handbook.  He reached into the hearts of kids and adults on every continent, probably everywhere that civilization exists, and spread out little pulp paper bits of joy that changed the world, and every last one of us working in the field wish we could grow up to BE him.

Happy 89th Birthday, Living Legend!   You’re a real life hero to all of us.

I'm pretty sure he's rubbing this guy's nipple.

NOW BACK TO THE 2011 COUNTDOWN!   First a TOP FIVE BUN TOON-

By one of those cosmic coincidences that only the Watcher truly understands, the Number #4 Bun Toon on the 2011 hit parade features none other than the Birthday Boy himself.   It comes from February, and it asked the most magical “What if…?” of all.

Clearly, making fun of American comic books does fairly well on this blog, getting thousands and thousands of hits.  Making fun of Belgian comics has a different result.  When you consider the huge hoards of Belgians roaming the internet looking for suitable comic-based entertainment, the Bun Toon below should have done better.  But well…c’est la vie.

Maybe people were thrown by the French, who knows?  As the saying goes in Paris, “Il fait froid ce matin, et ma auto ne marche pas”.  Now that Tintin is a huge movie star, perhaps this toon will get some attention.   Maybe then, I’ll be as big as Stan Lee.

A boy can dream.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Come back tomorrow for the strangest Bun Toons of all….

Click here to be taken to the complete and utter history of Bun Toons online, since 2010!

And…don’t forget, today is the day that the legendary banned Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1 sees print. Okay, it saw print when it first came out. In Ireland. Everywhere else it got pulped. And okay Kyle Baker’s story (the reason for the ban) has been printed and reprinted and then a couple times after that. But yayy!! Now ALL the pages are in print and there’s a few drawn by Ty Templeton.

Get it today at your Local Comics Store!!