Despite going through an unimaginably difficult time at the moment, my friend Mark was cheery when I saw him, inquisitive about me and my girlfriend, and grateful for the NHS staff who have been treating him. I've got massive respect for the guy.
Last year the New Statesman advertised for a cartoonist to draw satirical cartoons and comics for their magazine. I submitted the comic strip above, inspired by this article reporting that cooking enthusiasts were panicking about the closure of the BBC Food website and the loss of recipes on it.
The joy of inking this comic strip was drawing Bink shivering, because I could draw wobbly lines and get away with it! The testing part was drawing the contents of the fridge without consuming the contents of my own.
Inspired by a question that a colleague asked me, and a good excuse to try out a Faber-Castell brush pen lurking amongst my technical drawing pens.
Overheard in a garden in Essex. Why they were listening to a Christmas song in June, I do not know.
A time lapse video (2mins) of me inking an Oojo and Bink comic strip called Delivery. I assembled a large flat-packed bed in a small bedroom once, and the experience clearly scarred me!
This photo reminds me that all I need to make my comic strip, Oojo and Bink, is some Bristol Board, a pencil, a rubber and some pens. Plus a ruler. And a scanner, a laptop and Photoshop software. And a table. Or other flat surface. That's all. ;-)
This Oojo and Bink comic strip is the most technical one that I've drawn so far.
In this video I talk about an autobiographical comic strip called Three Bags Full, and the creative choices that I made.
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.