Welcome to the first edition of The Week in Cartoons! (According to me.) This year, one of my goals is to make a hundred editorial cartoons, eventually with a view to getting them published - but first and foremost to put in the work of practice.
Here are the cartoons I made for the week that was Feb 8 to Feb 12, 2021. In case you missed the news story, I’ve placed the headlines in the caption for each cartoon. Enjoy!
Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail terms, says Hancock
Tesla has invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and plans to start accepting the cryptocurrency as payment “in the near future”
(No particular news story, just UK lockdown feelings in general!)
Boohoo is buying Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton but will not keep their shops open
(This was something about ministers having been promised a “final lockdown” but Boris Johnson seemingly reneging on that promise)
Essex estate agent lists ‘£250,000 igloo’ for sale
Still too early to book your summer holidays, says Matt Hancock
‘I Am Not a Cat,’ Lawyer Using Zoom Cat Filter Tells Judge
(No particular news story - this one is about the unclear roadmap and our national desperation to go on holiday!)
A little cartoon to commemorate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) celebrated in the UK