'Yeah, the increased debt forced my dad to get a second job so I can still spend my gap year bumming around on a beach in Thailand.'
The idea of the Frontline Thoughts series is that it's hypothetical (from 2012) interviews with students telling how the rise in tuition fees has affected them. I thought that since political cartoonists will be asked to satarise just about anything, being able to put aside personal bias and poke fun at one's own demographic is an important skill.
Being the cynic that I am, I had a lot of fun taking the piss out of students, especially as they need so little exaggeration.
Every single person in my class saw themselves or someone they knew in this series somewhere.
Watercolour & pen, 21 x 29.7cm