Primary school teacher by day, tasked with educating the next generation of kids. By night, an artist.

Colm Cuffe of Galway, Ireland, pulls his two passions together in an insightful cartoon called "When's It Hometime," in which he draws inspiration from school plays to lunchtime struggles.

These 10 comics perfectly illustrate what it's like working as a teacher.

1. Never alone

All illustrations by Colm Cuffe, used with permission.

2. Outside school walls

3. Jack of all trades

4. Battleworn

5. Patience (part 1)

6. Patience (part 2)

7. Germs

8. The life cycle of a joke

9. Mugs

10. Lunchtime

These cartoons first appeared on the author's blog and is reprinted here with permission.