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Mining For Jokes

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I’ve had a bit of a run of spoof mini-strips in The Beano recently. First, there was my Jurassic World parody ‘Jurassic Play Park’, followed by the recent Ant-Man-skewering ‘Pant Man’ and now the latest addition to this trilogy of tomfoolery is ‘Minedaft’, my silly take on the videogame phenomenon Minecraft.  I’d tried pitching Minecraft spoofs before, but to no avail, probably because one of them was called ‘Mimedaft’ and,…
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When Pant-Man Met Ant-Man

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Another Wednesday has rolled around (as it seems to do on a weekly basis), bringing with it another new issue of The Beano! HOORAY FOR WEDNESDAYS! This week’s issue includes two strips that I worked on, which I will go on to talk about in more detail once I’ve finished this sentence, right…about…NOW. The first strip I’ll talk about is Roger the Dodger, on which I took  over writing duties…
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Guns and Ruses

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Well, today is a pretty exciting day for me in my career, for today (Wednesday the 8th of July) sees the publication of my first ever cartoon for Lord Gnome’s esteemed organ, Private Eye! I’m absolutely overjoyed to finally get in the Eye, primarily as it’s been one of my own, personal favourite reads since I was 16, but also because it represents the last of my initial career aims….
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Ants In Your Pants

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No sooner has one of my Beano mini-strips concluded its run, then another begins! While Jurassic Play Park became extinct last week, this week sees the start of my new silly series – Pant-Man! It is, as you may have guessed, based on the Marvel Comics character (and soon-to-be-star of the not-so big screen) Ant-Man. Do you see what I did there? Ant? Pant? Ah, suit yourselves. The series follows…
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A Joke 65 Million Years In The Making

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While Jurassic World has been gobbling up the box-office like a particularly ravenous T-Rex, some other dinosaurs have been rampaging through the pages of The Beano these past few weeks. The dinosaurs in question are those in my latest Beano strip, Jurassic Play Park, a strip inspired by the latest in the Jurassic Park franchise. I absolutely LOVED the first Jurassic Park movie. I can still remember seeing it on the…
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Read This Post. You Have 20 Seconds To Comply

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IT’S a New Year, and I’ve got a NEW strip starting in this week’s Beano (cover date 10th January). WOO-HOOOOO! The new endeavour is a mini-strip called ‘Robopop’, about a boy who’s father is half dad, half machine! Some of you may have instantly picked up on the oh-so subtle wordplay in the strip’s title, and realised that it’s a parody of the classic 1987 film Robocop, and the recent less-gory…
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The Game Is Afoot!

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The latest issue of Viz magazine is out today, and for the fourth time, the mad fools have let me befoul its pages with my demented daubings. HURRAH! This time, the strip in question is entitled ‘The Facebook of Sherlock Holmes’ and features the Great Detective finding himself up against the greatest evil he’s yet encountered – social media! I’m very proud to get this one in the comic, not…
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Randall and Hopkins (Deceased)

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Now that it’s seen print in a recent issue of Viz, (issue 239, numbering fans), I can now share with you the entirety of my recent Katie Hopkins-baiting strip, Randall and Hopkins (Deceased). If you’re unsure what the tenuous pun in the title is all about, ask your dad. Especially if your dad is Kenneth Cope. Anyway, here it is now for you to enjoy with your eyes now. NOW….
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Viz A Viz

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THIS month sees the publication of my third strip in ‘Britain’s 3rd or 4th funniest magazine (possibly 5th)’ Viz. This time around I’ve combined the cult 70s detective/ghost drama ‘Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased’ with everyone’s least favourite tabloid TV motormouth, Katie Hopkins in a strip I’ve INGENIOUSLY entitled ‘Randall and Hopkins: Deceased’. Clever, I know. Here’s a little preview:   To see how things turn out for the spectral scaremonger…
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