A comic strip about life during the coronavirus pandemic.
As a comedian this strip poking fun at the comedy industry, commenting on cold realities of what it’s like to make a living as a stand-up comedian.
"In a few frames with minimal words Cooper has captured the tragic essence of a lot of modern comedians." – Bruce Dessau,
Beyond the Joke
In 1996, after drawing loads of comics from childhood, I nearly gave up. I was convinced the new-fangled internet was going to make comics obsolete, and this was the end. There was no such thing online comics, just lots of people with scanners and 56k modems. 'Virtual Obscurity' is about a comic book artist terrified of technology and progress. A vision of the future, drawn in the past.
The original was drawn scanned and grayscale coloured in Photoshop 2 on an Apple Mac the size of two suitcases. This is the original artwork, re-scanned within today's HD standards.