It’s been a while since we had Robert do his Annie Wilkes routine to Martin, to a) keep him drawing, and b) just be a bastard. This is a strip that’s partly ripped from the personal headlines – not the being a bastard part, but the foot surgery. I’m going in for a minor procedure next week, unrelated to my previous knee injury, but which will hopefully mean I’ll be able to get back to long-distance running again soon.

Dame Nellie Melba and Sir John Monash are featured on each side of the Australian $100 note, incidentally; for international clarity, Robert is attempting to double his bribe in panel three.