Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Announcing the DOODLES TO DIGITAL Cartoon Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!


Doodles to Digital - Cartoon Exhibit Promotional Poster

I'm very delighted and honoured to be a contributing cartoonist for Doodles to Digital, a new cartoon exhibit opening in my hometown of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada).

If you're a fan of cartooning and are in the Hamilton area between now and December, be sure to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to view cartoons drawn by a number of Canadian editorial cartoonists, from traditionally inked original artworks to the high-tech digital stuff!

The exhibit's official opening will be at 6PM on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, coinciding with the 2010 convention of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists (also taking place here in Hamilton). In fact, I'll be a guest presenter for the convention's "Tech Talk" panel, earlier that day.

I've heard rumours that some prominent Canadian politicians (ex. Liberal Leader, Michael Ignatieff) will be attending the opening, so it should be fun seeing/hearing their reactions to some of the editorial cartoons for which they've been the subject ... and sometimes "target"! It's always nice to know that our leaders have a sense of humour.

Here's a sneak peak of the two cartoons that I've contributed, both originally published by Reader's Digest Canada ...


Fill Up by Mike Cope (original cartoon art and finished version).


Flag of Canada by Mike Cope (original cartoon art and finished version).

Of special note ... A number of the exhibit's original cartoons (including both of mine) will be available for purchase via a silent auction with proceeds going towards SpecKids Unlimited, a local registered charity that helps underprivileged children and at-risk youth in our community. And so, while I don't personally specialize in editorial-style cartooning, I do extend a special thanks to current ACEC President (and Editorial Cartoonist for The Hamilton Spectator), Graeme MacKay, for inviting me to contribute to Doodles to Digital.

Here are the exhibit's details, once again, in search engine-friendly format ...

Doodles to Digital
Canadian Editorial Cartoons in the 21st Century

On view September 4 to December 12, 2010

The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery at the ART GALLERY of HAMILTON

57 works on exhibit in a silent auction with proceeds benefitting local charity

Join 20 of Canada's best known editorial cartoonists at the OFFICIAL OPENING 6-7 pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

info@canadiancartoonists.com

More updates to come, so STAY TOONed!

- Mike Cope

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