Saturday, May 26, 2007

"Surgery Warmup" Gag Cartoon in Stitches Magazine (May/June 2007)

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Stitches Magazine - May/June 2007 CoverI'm happy to announce that one of my gag cartoons is published in the May/June 2007 issue of Stitches magazine ... Take a look for the magazine the next time you're in the waiting room!

This particular cartoon was inspired by a recent news story that I saw about a study conducted at a medical university. Apparently, playing video games help young surgeons develop nimble reflexes.

And so, if you ever need to go under the knife, make sure your doc has warmed-up ...

Stitches Magazine - May/June 2007 - Surgery Warmup Cartoon by Mike Cope
"Surgery Warmup" in Stitches Magazine (May/June 2007).

Click the above image to see the full cartoon.

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Comic Strip Gag Writing: Sunday Drivers

PC & Pixel by Tak Bui

Sunday funnies have always been my favourite comic strip format. I used to love reading them as a kid because they were so colourful, and printed so much larger than the daily black and whites. In short, they were fun!

Writing for Sunday comics is also fun ... You have a bigger playground to let your imagination wander around. It's like packing the family in the car on a Sunday, and going wherever the road takes you.

Here's a few for the road that I recently wrote for PC and Pixel -- Enjoy!


April 11, 2007

... The first time I heard that car engines had computers, I couldn't help but wonder if they were a PC or a Mac :)

I really like how Tak drew the bottom left panel in this next one ...


April 24, 2007

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

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Comic Strip Gag Writing: The Pun of Cyber Dating

PC & Pixel by Tak Bui

Comic strip gags are notorious for puns.

Here's one about Cyber Dating that I recently wrote for PC and Pixel -- Enjoy!


April 11, 2007

The seed for the above gag came to me one morning when I was reading an online article about YouTube, but while still in an sleepy haze, I kept reading the company's name as "Yahoo."

I'm note sure if the next one is technically a pun, but it's still on the theme of cyber dating ...


April 24, 2007

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

Stay TOONed!

- Mike Cope