I am enjoying my social media-free month. My other half tells me anything I need to know from Facebook. I am able to focus on the more important things and I definitely feel less stressed. I have a feeling I would have even more time to do meaningful work if I switched off the Internet. But then I wouldn't be able to send my work, so I guess there are limits to how much you can go offline.
The art gallery shown in the first panel is based on the lovely Christchurch Art Gallery, near where I live in New Zealand.
There is no doubt that the quality of individual programmess on TV is better now than ever before. We have loved watching series like True Detective, The Wire, The Crown, Stranger Things and some of Brooklyn 99 (Although we’re not sure about the one that takes it to Florida). We still enjoy watching movies and documentaries. But there isn't the same shared experience of the television in my childhood.
I grew up in the 70s when there were only three channels in England and it was a big deal when Channel 4 opened in the 1980s. But anything that was any good became a topic of discussion the next day. And I was lucky enough to be living in the USA in 1990/91 when Seinfeld was just getting going. That was a fantastic program to talk about at the lunch table.
Now that we are spoiled for choice it seems that watching TV isn't as fun as it used to be.
Boy, the world could really do with a group hug.
I've drawn a lot of comics about electric cars over the years. When they first started to appear in Arctic Circle, I thought the technology was in its infancy. I didn't think that I would be driving one in the near future. But electric cars have come a long way in a short time. There is an electric car share scheme (yoogo) in the little town where I live and I’ll be taking an electric car to go and pick up something I bought on the Internet on Friday.
It seems the future is here already.
I drew this cartoon after reading how plastics have been found throughout the ocean, even in the depths of the Mariana Trench
And yes, goat yoga really is a thing.