Friday, December 31, 2010

Ode to a Happy Cartooning New Year ...

Wishing my fellow cartoonists all the best in 2011.

Happy New Year from COPETOONS.COM!
Happy New Year from COPETOONS.COM!

Ode to a Happy Cartooning New Year

May your pencils stay sharp,
May your ink never smudge,
May your gags always giggle,
And may your heart and mind always stay TOONed!

Happy New Year!

- Mike Cope

P.S. ... My new year's resolution is to update this blog more frequently, but I'll believe that when I see it happen :)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

"Warm Greeting" Gag Cartoon in Reader's Digest Canada Magazine (Dec. 2010)

Reader's Digest Canada Magazine - December 2010 CoverThe December 2010 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 92. Special thanks to the editors at Reader's Digest Canada!

My gag cartoon is entitled "Warm Greeting" and was actually inspired by a conversation I overheard between two older gentlemen at a local coffee shop. There I was, sipping a warm hot chocolate and scratching my head in search of a good cartoon idea, when the one fellow shuffled his way up to the other and said, "Good to see you again! So, how was your summer?"

In that instant, I suddenly imagined a little kid sitting on a picnic table with a hot chocolate on a cold winter's day, saying to his freshly built snowman ... well, you get the picture :)

And so, this cartoon is dedicated to those two anonymous old snowmen, who remind us to take the time to say hello to our friends and family this holiday season.

Reader's Digest Canada Magazine - Warm Greeting Cartoon by Mike Cope - December 2010
Gag Cartoon: "Warm Greeting" in RD Canada Magazine (December 2010).

Click the above image to see the full cartoon.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope