It's important to know what's going on in the world, but news reports are so often negative in tone that they can leave you feeling angry or sad.
Here are five contemporary comic strips that will help you to smile again. Until the next bulletin.
The dawn of a new comic strip...
My new weekly comic strip, Oojo and Bink, will start on Monday 3rd April with a very special opening episode.
What are your favourite comic strips of all time? And why do you like them so much? I'd love to know.
Thank you to the mechanics at Ford Halland for fixing my car, and to the friendly reception staff for being so helpful.
I overheard this phone call on a train between Clapham Junction and Oxted. So did the rest of the carriage.
I'm planning to do a big walk later this year, so I thought I'd get some practice in.
I painted this portrait of Alfie in 2015 and filmed it as an experiment in time lapse photography. But it reveals something else...
Dedicated to my wonderful girlfriend, Laura (AKA SuperSly).
I picked up a copy of the Brighton Festival 2017 brochure yesterday and I'm so glad that I did.
I feel so torn sometimes between the urge to do something (usually creative) and the desire to see (and hear and read about) what other people are doing.
In my mid-twenties I took my girlfriend at the time to a restaurant on Valentine's Day.
On 1st February I took part in Hourly Comic Day for the first time. I drew fifteen comic strips (one for each hour I was awake) and shared them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the tag #hourlycomicday. Enjoy.
My best friend, Anthony, moved to Australia with his wife and two children in 2015.
An article in The Big Issue magazine about a vendor called Kelvin Gregory inspired me to draw this comic strip.
Today's artist date didn't go quite to plan; I had intended to go to the National Cat Adoption Centre. But I rescued it with a visit to All Saints Church in Danehill.
5 reasons why I take basketball breaks, and why you should think about doing something similar:
Happy Christmas by John Lennon and Yoko Ono is one of those songs...
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.