Friday, November 16, 2007

My Comic Strip Syndicate Submission - PART 4: “K is for KRICK"

My Comic Strip Syndicate Submission by Mike Cope - PART FOUR: K is for KRICK

First, a kind thanks to everyone who has taken time to visit the introductory posts to My Comic Strip Syndication Submission. I’d especially like to thank those who wrote to say they looked forward to seeing the samples of K is for KRICK.

If you're interested in reading any of my previous posts, I've added a menu to the right-hand column of this blog.

As for today's topic, I think the following cartoon of Principal Grace says it all ...

K is for KRICK: Principal Grace - Attention Class
K is for KRICK - Principal Grace: "Attention Class.."

Yup, all of my comic strip samples are below! These are copies of the exact same pages that I mailed to the syndicates, whose replies I am currently awaiting (see PART 1).

Right now ... I just hope that I don’t disappoint you.

In fact, I’m a little nervous because there’s no turning back after this. For example, aspiring cartoonists will be able to study all of the strengths and weaknesses of my samples, and then make their own syndicate submissions even better. Still, the teacher in me likes to hope that others may learn from this experience.

Besides, my submissions are already well on their way to the syndicates, so the real damage is already done!

Which reminds me ... I wonder if any of the syndicate editors will notice that spelling mistake on the last page? (*sigh*) I sure hope there aren’t any others! Oh well, I guess that’s what you get for hand-lettering and not using a dictionary ...

K is for KRICK - Pencil Sketch of Krick
K is for KRICK - Pencil Sketch of Krick

Are you still reading this?

Wow! By now, I figured that you would’ve jumped right to the samples of my comic strip. Who wants to listen to a cartoonist fret about all of the things that they should’ve done, would’ve done, or could’ve done ... ?

But seriously, I am happy to share the following samples with you, and I certainly hope that you enjoy them. For as one of my cartooning heroes, Charles M. Schulz, once said:

“If a comic strip isn’t published, then what good is it? Unless you just want to hang it on the wall or something ...” (SOURCE: The Comics Journal Audio Archive)

While I certainly hope that the syndicates enjoy my submission, another very important group of people in the funnies business is the readers. I'm curious to know what you think about my new comic strip, and so I welcome any feedback that you would like to offer. I know that my comic strip will not appeal to all readers, but if you’d like to share your thoughts, full details on how to submit your feedback can be found here.

Without further ado, I present to you the samples of my comic strip syndicate submission: K is for KRICK!

K is for KRICK by Mike Cope

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K is for KRICK by Mike Cope - Comic Strip Syndicate Submission Samples

Well, that concludes the samples, so I hope you've enjoyed this "sneak peak" at my comic strip syndicate submission. As I've previously mentioned, I'd be more than happy to find out what you think (be it positive or negative) about K is for Krick.

For full details on how to submit your feedback (and be given the chance to WIN A PRIZE) click on the following graphic ...

K is for KRICK - Be the Teacher Contest!
K is for KRICK - Be the Teacher Contest!

To learn a little more about K is for KRICK as well as the comic strip syndicate submission process, please visit the links located along the right-hand column of this blog, or select a topic:

PART 1: "You're Invited ..."
PART 2: "Guidelines, Tips & Advice"
PART 3: "Writing a Cover Letter"

Thanks again for your interest in my work.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

3 comments:

  1. Worth2:57 PM

    I always enjoy seeing your work, Mike. The comics pages haven't seen such an animated style of drawing in quite some time. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  2. this stuff looks great. stumbled across it from the tcj forum and i wish you all the best in becoming syndicated.. i love the look, the drawings, and the humor harkens back to the golden dailies of yore. cheers my friend

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  3. Mike,

    Nice work! I actually experienced a day as Mr. K... "I'm a tech teacher, I can't teach JK." Good luck with everything and keep up the good work.

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