I like all kinds of stories, but best of all I like stories with humour and stories which uses words in unusual ways.
A while ago I spent three years getting up very early and writing lots of reports. I promised myself that when I’d finished them all, I’d write something for fun!
It’s great to make up characters, drop them into odd situations and see what they do next. Some characters are easy to write – and others take quite a while to come to life.
With the drawings, I start off with an idea and a few sketches. Then I scan them into my computer and mess around for a bit to play with different possibilities. Then it’s back to the drawing board!
My favourite character is usually whichever one I’m working on at the time – though I do have a very soft spot for Hamish the mouse.