The Hand of Nick Cave – a cartoon

Hand of Nick Cave by Myfanwy Tristram

I drew this cartoon last night, as a salve to the woes of trying to embark on a massive new project – I was feeling a bit hopeless and without direction, and I thought drawing something quick and silly would help.

One colour, not too much attention to mistakes, and pretty shoddy scanning – and there you go, a new cartoon.

Hand of Nick Cave by Myfanwy Tristram
Hand of Nick Cave [click to see bigger]

Funnily enough, when I set off for my run this morning, I experienced precisely these conditions. I usually decide to run against the wind on my way out, so that I can have an easier time of it on my way back, when I’m more tired.

This time, the contrast was so extreme that running home felt like sitting on a comfortable armchair – or like having gravity turned down a few notches.

As a not-very-serious runner, this is about the only way I ever experience a ‘negative split’ – that’s when the second half of your run is faster than the first half, for those not in the know.

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