Scenes from Truck Life

Interpretations of an overland trip across Africa

Rapid descent into chaos

Another watery picture from Rosey. This scene shows a triumphant rafting guide dancing on the bottom of his upturned vessel, his hapless team adrift in the turbid water. This image is a sharp contrast to the fortunes of the group on the truck, where their leaders do not take pleasure in steering so passengers are soaked, frightened, thrown out or lost altogether.

Disaster strikes

In this small but pleasing line drawing, Bob has depicted one of the more dramatic incidents on our journey. A tow cable smashes the windscreen of George as Wayne tries to pull a stricken coach (out of frame) off the road. Wayne's cry of 'kcuf ah' is possibly a private joke between him and the artist.