Our oven burned itself out last night. I may have exaggerated this for the sake of the cartoon below:

Up in Smoke 8-2-13

I quite like the detail of the tensed hand sticking out of the smoke. My kitchen doesn’t quite look like this; I wanted to include the oven hob to simplify the kitchen layout for the sake of a cleaner image, otherwise the smoke wouldn’t have contrasted so much with its background and have lost its impact. Also, as noted with the Norovirus sketch, it’s quite handy (and fun)  to mock the occasional annoyances of life through drawing.