Stood up cartoon from Charlie’s column from a couple of weeks ago (a little late posting it here!)
“During teenage Summers, I’d hitch all over Europe. At 19 I hitched to Israel and then ventured further afield, hitching in New Zealand and Australia in my 20s”
Charlie talks about hitchhiking around the world and being stood up at a meeting through the frame of Galway’s incredibly laid back attitude to time-keeping. These were my cues for this visual metaphor of these two aspects of the column. I like how they turned out, there’s something satisfyingly creepy about how you can entirely swap out a human head and replace it with another part of the body (like an ear or a hand!) and it will still “read” as a person, even with a personality!
It’s fascinating to read about Charlie’s thumb-powered travels in the column (and they’re featured in quite a few previous cartoons, that blue bag is almost an old friend!). The man has quite a portion of the globe ground under his shoe leather, but Galway was the place that snagged him, much like myself. I knew the first day I stepped off the bus, looking for accommodation for college with a friend from Donegal, that this was a city my feet were going to sink into. And a few of those pubs too…
More Double Vision cartoons here.