January 5th, 2006

shitshoveller

starting on the weekly strip catchup zone

Looking through the weekly strip folder from last year, it wasn't very weekly. More like fortnightly. This didn't reflect me not writing a strip every week, I did, at least one, some weeks more than one, but time and tidal waves of misery and my own laziness and inclination to go out and get pissed instead all combined to keep these strips in the rough. A few made it into the collection -- some belong in the NEVER PUBLISH THIS pile -- but that still leaves a fair few I wanted to get out and didn't.

This is the first of them, called abuse cubes. Recently, the responsibilities of all government employees who have contact with children and young people as regards suspected abuse have changed. This means training people up on signs of the four different types of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, neglect) and during the half-day course I drew these pictures on my course book, inbetween answering questions, pulling my hair and listening to other people process.

abuse cubes - detail

The next one, I promise, is much more cheerful.