I'm an illustrator and author living in Bristol. My favourite things are my cat Audrey, being bad at guitar, and carbs. Over the past two years I've completely overhauled my style into a more minimal/bold/creepy/graphic one and I'm having such a lot of fun with it! I'm really lucky to be writing and illustrating full time on some of the most exciting projects I've ever had. The first two books in my Meet the... history series came out in January from Big Picture Press, and my new picture book, Long Dog, comes out in July from Templar!
Sinatra, I think. As much as I love the idea of a man stitched together and brought alive by a crazy scientist (and I love it a LOT,) it turns out the story is actually really boring. Sinatra is kind of fascinating, and I always feel like his songs are so heartfelt. He doesn't sound like someone performing, he's like someone confiding in you. Just in quite a loud way. Fun fact: Sinatra had first dibs on playing John McClane in Die Hard!
Pizza or Curry?
The hardest question ever! It's clearly pizza, isn't it? The other night I ate a pizza and a half, and the day after I really fancied pizza. Actually that's deeply shameful and I shouldn't have put it in. What's next...
Impressionism or Cubism? (Thought I’d slip in something vaguely clever-sounding ;P)
Yikes, now I have to look like I know art. I think I prefer the principles of Cubism more, I've always enjoyed "wrong" perspectives and weird, flat angles. I do a lot of that in my work, because perspective is impossible.
Sketchbook or Computer?
Computer. I'm probably a dirty heathen but these days I don't really touch sketchbooks. I know I should, but with the way I work, I get my ideas out much much faster on screen. I used to have piles and piles of paper and sketchbooks hanging around and it got a bit stressful, I much prefer the combination of a biscuit crumb-covered wacom and Dropbox. It's not like I ever leave the computer anyway.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek every day. I like Trek's vision of a future filled with blue and yellow buttons and technobabble, and a good episode can make you question your existence. A bad episode can make you pray we never make it into space life, though. Also, Picard! I've never really "got" Star Wars...