Cheap lolz, swashbuckling romance and essay crises

Jenny is a frighteningly bright Philosophy student, Tim is her flirtatious slacker of a flatmate. Come here to follow the life adventures of these two absolutely not stereotypical Cambridge students. You'll learn very little in the process, but I'll get better at watercolour.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

On the shoulders of giants

BONUS GAMES: Name that Philosopher! Level of difficulty: 1.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Not Even Remotely

First published in TCS Lent Issue 6, 2011

Unfortunately this strip is completely untrue. The dress is out of stock. (SO I'VE HEARD. NOT THAT I CHECKED.)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Harsh Truth

True story. I'm still crying.

By the way, this is the fiftieth comic!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The End of an Era

First published in TCS Lent Issue 5, 2011

I think there's an ex-Vice Chancellor out there who must be dancing with joy at her narrow escape.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

The Empirical Mind

Formal Hall: a place where misunderstandings between disciplines get cleared up... or not.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Valentine's Dead

First published in TCS Lent Issue 4, 2011 - Co-written by Matthew Topham

Dear readers,

I'm afraid that for once (and I promise it won't happen again (soon)) this is fairly incomprehensible to you if you don't read The Cambridge Student. But if you don't, why not? You can download all the issues in PDF!

Matthew Topham is my TCS 'neighbour' - he writes the column opposite my weekly comic - and this week we paired up in a metajournalistic way to combine his wry statements with my ink and watercolour.


Taking this opportunity to thank you (yes, you) for visiting the blog - you may not leave comments but I can see you on Google analytics... (ooh creepy) and recently there's been more and more of you. So thank you! please come back. Next time the strip will be fully comprehensible for the non-TCS-literate.


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Outside the Box

Yes, I know, shameless promotion. All hail Gender Agenda, the official CUSU Women's Campaign magazine, which I am co-editing. The printed issue is being launched today, 2-5 at the Café Project on Jesus Lane. Come, grab a copy, drink, eat, and listen to feminist poetry and feminist music!

If you can't make it and you want me to UMS a copy to you, drop me an email at

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sophie's Choice

First published in TCS Lent Issue 2, 2011.

I'm not saying a pole can't empower. Just look at all the punters.