Happy New Year!
When I sat down to write this - my first New Statesman comic of 2014 - it struck me that there wasn't a huge amount of viable news to process yet. I decided to use the recent UK floods as a way of transitioning from Christmas and my last comic into the new year and some of the discussion points January started with. So we've got some silliness, some pop culture commentary, and some bigger issues all floating past us in an underwater scene.
It was actually a lot tougher than I thought it would be to illustrate the underwater stuff successfully - partly due to having had a break I think. I'm a little out of practise. But I still wanted to start the year off with more playful compositions as that's something I'd like to do more of this year if I can. Hopefully now I'm back from the Christmas break and made a start, I can pick up where I left off and keep trying to top last week's comic.