As of today, the first part of a series of three comics about the protests against the rise in tuition fees - by myself and Anne Holiday - has gone online at Cartoon Movement (a wonderful website that supports and highlights political cartoons and comic reportage). Drawing the line: London during the student protests is a project Anne and I have been working on for about a month now and we're both incredibly proud of how it's come together. The first part - Warning - is up and the next two parts will be uploaded over the next two Wednesdays. I'll write more about it all once the entire feature is online, but for now I hope you enjoy this first story...
UPDATE: Parts two and three are now online and the full nine page comic can be read here.
It's been a pleasure working with editor and political cartoonist Matt Bors on this. Mainly though, it's been wonderful to continue to collaborate with Anne. I don't usually like to work with another writer on comics - generally preferring to work alone. But Anne and I have a great working relationship which is continuing to grow stronger with each comic we work on. The line between writer and artist is becoming satisfyingly blurred the longer we work together.
We were both very much on the same page with what we wanted these comics to be and hopefully that focus comes through in the stories. Anne's written a little bit more about this on her blog.
We're already planning more comics together and even starting to think about a much larger project further down the line. Watch this space for more!