H A R R Y V E N N I N G
“Sometimes I just don’t think I can go on, I feel utterly crushed by the relentless round of desolation and despair …”
“I know, I know.”
“Don’t patronise me! How can you possibly know the inner turmoil I suffer, day in, day out …”
“Look, this is obviously a bad time for you. Perhaps it would be better if we arranged another meeting.”
“Good idea. Come back next Tuesday and I’ll finish writing up your care package.”
I was asked to do a cartoon for a magazine called Care Weekly back in 1995, and came up with Clare In The Community. I did four jokes about social work and was worried I didn’t have any more in me.
Care Weekly folded about 2 weeks after I joined, so I sent the four cartoons to The Guardian. I have been drawing Clare In The Community ever since.
I chose this cartoon because …
… it started the whole thing off, and the subsequent 1000 cartoons I have drawn are basically variations upon it.