Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Mike Cope

The following gag cartoon was part of the batch that I sent to Reader's Digest Canada for consideration in their December issue. This particular one didn't make the cut; however, in the spirit of the season, I thought I'd share it for your enjoyment ...

Perfect Christmas Tree - Cartoon Rough Sketch by Mike Cope
"Perfect Christmas Tree" - Cartoon Rough Sketch

Perfect Christmas Tree - Inked and Coloured Cartoon by Mike Cope
"Perfect Christmas Tree" - Inked and Coloured Cartoon

You can see the cartoon that was selected for publication in RD Canada by clicking here.

Stay TOONed ... and Merry Christmas!

- Mike Cope

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Comic Strip Gag Writing: Christmas Shopping

PC & Pixel by Tak Bui

Here's a timely comic strip gag that I recently wrote for PC and Pixel by Tak Bui ... Enjoy!


December 05, 2007

You can read PC and Pixel daily at United Media's Comics.com.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

Friday, December 07, 2007

"Good Year Santa" Gag Cartoon in Reader's Digest Canada Magazine (December 2007)

Reader's Digest Canada Magazine - December 2007 CoverThe December 2007 issue of Reader's Digest Canada Magazine is now available at bookstores and newsstands.

This month, one of my gag cartoons is published in the As Kids See It department on Page 73 ... If you're not a subscriber, I highly encourage you to pickup a copy of the magazine!

Of course, with the Christmas season upon us, children will soon be faced with the ultimate question of all: "Were you a good boy/girl this year?"

Just remember, it's not a lie if you don't hide the truth ...

Reader's Digest Canada Magazine - December 2007 - Good Year Santa Cartoon by Mike Cope
"Good Year Santa" in Reader's Digest Canada Magazine (December 2007).

Click the above image to see the full cartoon.

Stay TOONed ... and Merry Christmas!

- Mike Cope

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Comic Strip Gag Writing: Cavemen Cartoons

PC & Pixel by Tak Bui

Here are a couple of prehistoric comic strip gags that I recently wrote for PC and Pixel by Tak Bui ... Enjoy!

Can you imagine what life must have been like in 10,000 BC?

Let's see ... no computers, no Internet, no video games. There's no wonder why our ancient civilizations invented board games such as Checkers and Chess! Mind you, even the greatest of civilizations aren't always civilized ...


November 25, 2007

... I'd like to think our gaming etiquette has evolved a little since then. Surely our virtually realistic video games like Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, and God of War are examples of our superior, primate intelligence.

Well, I'd like to think we've evolved.

Speaking of evolution, do you think cave people suffered from SPAM, or is it just a modern pain-in-the-mailbox?


November 29, 2007

You can read PC and Pixel daily at United Media's Comics.com.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope