Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Potential CUPE Strike" Editorial Cartoon in The Hamilton Spectator

The Hamilton Spectator - Front Page - Monday, January 21, 2008This past Monday, I had an editorial cartoon published in my hometown newspaper, The Hamilton Spectator.

The Spec's extremely talented staff cartoonist, Graeme MacKay, was away, so I was honoured by this opportunity to temporarily fill-in his regular spot in the Opinion section on Page A14. If you're not familiar with Graeme's work, I highly recommend that you visit his website.

My editorial cartoon was drawn in response to the potential strike by city workers (Canadian Union of Public Employees - CUPE Local 5167). The union represents 2,700 city workers, ranging from parking enforcement to garbage collectors to snow removal. Talks are resuming today, but as the old English proverb goes:

"Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!"

The Hamilton Spectator - Potential CUPE Strike Editorial Cartoon by Mike Cope
"Potential CUPE Strike" in The Hamilton Spectator (Monday, January 21, 2008).

Click the above image to see the full cartoon.

One of the great things about The Hamilton Spectator is that it prints all of its editorial cartoons (and comic strips) in full colour. Needless to say, my family and friends got a good chuckle when they recognized a familiar funny face ...

A Familiar Funny Face - Self Caricature by Mike Cope
"A Familiar Funny Face" - Self Caricature by Mike Cope

Special thanks to the editors at The Hamilton Spectator.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

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