Monday, September 12, 2011

Class Acts: "Reboot" Gag Cartoon Published in Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession Magazines (Sept. 2011)

Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers - September 2011 CoverThe September 2011 issues of the education trade magazines Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession are now arriving in mailboxes to members of The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

For this issue, I peer into my cartoon crystal ball and reflect on the educational ripple effects that computer-assisted instruction via SMART Boards, iPads, and other rapidly evolving e-learning tools may have on our younger generations of digitally-immersed students. Of course, I'm sure people were saying the same thing when the first PC was introduced to the classroom.

Ontario Teachers can find my exclusive Class Acts/Quelle Classe! gag cartoons printed in the magazine's PS News/Échos de la profession sections, and are encouraged to share them with their friends and colleagues.

Here's a sneak peak of this month's cartoon that I've aptly titled "Reboot" ... Ironically, this is my first gag cartoon that I rough pencilled, inked, and coloured, completely digitally. I may need to heed my own advice!

Special thanks to the Editorial Board for selecting this cartoon!

Class Acts Gag Cartoon by Mike Cope - Professionally Speaking Magazine - September 2011
Class Acts Cartoon: "Reboot" in Professionally Speaking Magazine (September 2011).

Click the above image to enlarge the cartoon.

About the magazine(s):

Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession are published quarterly by the Ontario College of Teachers to inform its members about the activities and decisions of the College. The magazine provides a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the future of teaching and learning, teachers' professional learning and standards of practice.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope


  1. Looks great, Mike! You're style of drawing was a huge inspiration for me to get back into drawing/cartooning.

  2. Wow! Thank you so much, Jared. You made my day. Keep that pencil drawing/cartooning!

  3. So that pencil in your drawing is just a prop!!?? No Command-Z will ever replace a good ole kneaded eraser! Wonderful toon, Mike! As always so full of fun and color...!

  4. LOL! Thanks, Mark :)

    Folks, be sure to check out for Mark's spookily funny webcomic.