A quarter of a million children may be at risk of starvation in Syria. So claims the charity Save the Children, as reported in the Independent.
Often I steer clear of global politics and humanitarian disasters as inspiration for cartoons. There's little inherent comedy in them, I tend to think. But occasionally I spot the opportunity for a joke. Not a laugh-out-loud gag; more an uncomfortable, hold-a-mirror-up-to-society type jest.
This is the first cartoon that I've drawn on Bristol board. And the first time I've used a Sharpie fine point marker and Letraset ProMarkers for a cartoon. I think they're fantastic tools. Thank you to those people who recommended them to me. You know who you are.
Cartoonist and comics creator at Richard Pettitt Art. Studio in Uckfield, East Sussex, England.