Coky the Bug
Some might say Coky's design was a
kind of a cross between classic cartoon bugs and the face of Gerry Cohen (pre-beard). I
say it's a coincidence.
Sometimes, Coky would comment on the
political arena of the Reagan-Bush I era. Here he is, toting an MX "Peacekeeper" missile.
It's pretty rare for Coky to be drawn in color. I prefer 2B pencil on a manila
And here he is giving a presentation on
what a big target the USA is.
The IBI Yugoslavian Contingent of Seka
and Ljubica get Coky to speak a little Serbo-Croatian. Here he identifies a refrigerator,
which identifies itself also as a refrigerator. Someone else demonstrates on the same paper
how to declare a blank EBCDIC constant in System 360 assembler.
Mr. Mittleman was fond of this aphorism.
Sometimes, I'd try out different poses for
Coky, since I had written an animation program and wanted to make a Coky cartoon at
one point. Here is a Model sheet with some simple actions. This is not a very good model sheet,
but I like some of the drawings.
The little guy's diet was supposed
to be this high carbo thing.
Sometimes, he had too much on his mind.
Since I was developing the graphics
for a long time, I tried to introduce some other characters, like Pie Face here. I don't think
he ever turned up anywhere, though.
Fidel Castro turned up a lot when I was fixing and
Another character who occasionally shows up is Durak Pivo, ("Stupid Beer") named by sporadic IBI employee Sarah Weeks.
Durak Pivo is either a hapless client or otherwise a schlemazel. He looks a little like Mr. Bill of
Saturday Night Live Fame. Here he is, congratulating Greg Dorman (as "Zaychik" - Bunny) on becoming
Greg is carrying the plastic carrot pen that he wrote the CICS interface with, and a book of Homer.
Coky sometimes finds himself
squashed like a bug in a Monty Python sketch.
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