Summer reading

“Speculating on the private lives of politicians is a rich seam for cartoonists. In the news-quiet summer period, with most of the country on a break, the larger concept for this cartoon came easily. Matching the figures to books, however, was a longer process and was like solving a maddening, fun puzzle.”

Reading between the lines

Andrew Weldon’s top tips for budding cartoonists are to “practice coming up with jokes, draw heaps.” He often stares into space when he’s low on ideas and says “Being stuck for ideas when you need them is one of the hardest things about this, mostly very fun, job.”