Cartoonist Ty Templeton—generally considered one of the funniest people of his generation—is in stable but critical condition after suffering a heart attack wife, KT Smith reported on Facebook. Templeton, 52, suffered the attack yesterday but in an update today she reports he’s in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator, but expected to be taken off of it tomorrow.

On his blog, Templeton, like many, had been talking about going to a convention, but also complaining about stomach pains:

Oy, what a weekend.  I’m supposed to be at a convention in Kitchener, Ontario, but I’ve been having my tummy problems again.  (Long time readers don’t need tickets to a new Stones Tour, but you get the picture).

I worked with Ty quite a bit during my editing days and the short version is…he’s such a great guy and so talented. His Bun Toons comic strips are biting and hilarious takes on comics history and controversy, like this one on complaints over Marvel continuity

Templeton’s work includes his debut classic Stig’s Inferno, and tons of comics for DC, Marvel and Bongo, including an award winning run on The Batman Adventures.

Get well letters can be sent to Templeton here.


  1. Ditto on what Tom posted. I sent Ty an gushing fan email several years ago and he, of course, replied with a funny response.

  2. I have the utmost respect for his work. Never a big name, but better than merely dependable. He has comics in his blood. I wish him to be okay, but I really wish to see him create for another few decades.

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