Happy New Year! I hope you have a had a good few months.
I got a bit stressed out last summer trying to juggle the stresses of my new job with the frustrations of not being able to draw as much as I used to, and then I turned forty. Plus my relationship with Laura needed tending to. So I decided to give myself a break from drawing and posting comics and cartoons for a while.
I spent time with loved ones, leaned into my new job, and then took a two-week holiday to Australia to visit my best friend and his wife and kids. I had an amazing time, and saw some stunning sights. The beaches were fantastic, and the wildlife was out of this world. It makes me so sad right now to see the damage being done by bush fires. Climate change is very real, and we need to do more to reverse it.
More on that later...
Then came Christmas and New Year's Eve; a time of year filled with bittersweet memories for me. I shed a tear for Dad, and for Nana and Grandad too. But I'm glad to say Christmas overall was lovely, and New Year's Eve was fun.
Yesterday I drew for the first time in a long time, and it felt good. I've drawn this Drizzle Cake comic to get me started in 2020. I think, whatever happens, and whatever projects I decide to do in the future, there will always be room for a little bit of Drizzle Cake. Like there's always a little bit of room for dessert.
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.