This isn’t my usual type of drawing, but I thought I’d post it anyway since I didn’t manage a morning sketch. It’s for one of my parents’ friends on his way back from Kenya, this guy Eric. He likes to fiddle around with making stuff and, after retiring, he turned his attention to making little home improvements for people in east Africa. Last night he was telling us about this rocket stove (my drawing is an improved, further simplified version of the one currently on the website) and about a bunch of other simple gadgets, including a water filter made from a barrel, some sand and some gravel. Apparently this rocket stove emits far less carbon monoxide that the current popular stove in Kenya and is even cheaper and easier to make.
I just had a couple excellent coffees with Dave (tozocomic) and managed to bash out scripts and scrawls for two more Vern & Lettuce episodes. I found this nice little passive-aggressive note from an estate agent taped to my bike when I left, and it struck me as very funny.