Who isn't itching to turn the last page on the 2020 calendar?
Drought, bushfires, coronavirus have all made 2020 a year to forget.
Canberra artist Mick Ashley has been working away on his new 2021 calendar, which will "have the obvious theme of unprecedented events of 2020".
"In a year's time, we'll look back at the ludicrous and crazy things which happened, with a bewildered look. I have to remind myself that we're just halfway through the year," he told us.
And, once again, he's nailed it.
Mick shared with us some images that will be going in the calendar, each one hilarious, while also capturing so well the enormity of the pandemic, while letting us process it all with a little humour.
There is Mad Men-esque conga line at a party, the abandoning of the 1.5 social distancing rule after one too many "quarantinis". Gold.
There's also a dig at the anti-vaxxers with an hysterical, over-the-top homage to "evil" vaccinations . Whooohooo. "See! Science at its most vile!".
JobKeeper and JobSeeker aren't forgotten with a "You Can't Stop the Payments" album cover-style image, complete with Devo front man whipping it.
Home-schooling and working from home? The joy. Ashley sees it through the prism of the psychological horror and murderous isolation that is The Shining. Of course he does.("He told Danny why all work and no play for 11 weeks was making him a dull boy".)
And what appears to be a little Sound of Music-inspired crossing the borders, as our hardy travellers escape "verboten" (German for forbidden) Queensland in a "crossing of the Tweed". ("The epic tale of survival under lockdown.")
And that's only a few months covered.
Pre-orders of the 2021 calendar will be available this weekend on Mick's website mickashley.com.au