The bucket list of any cartoonist includes drawing a chimpanzee crazed with fear descending at an alarming 32 feet per second on some poor unsuspecting pedestrian. Maybe just me. No, I’m sure it’s every cartoonist.

I wonder how many creators find themselves as I do sometimes – penciling or inking a piece and it is as if you’re not even the one making it. I will sometimes find myself giggling as I work, not that I see myself as a comic genius but honestly as if I didn’t even have a hand in it, seeing it for the first time myself with no idea what it is going to be.

The gentleman receiving the face ape (© skroode 2015) is a friend who deserves better than a simian cabesa slam, but alas the fickle finger of fate has apparently singled him out.