I am often asked to do interviews. Here are my answers to some of the most perceptive and frequently asked questions (click on the questions to read my answers). Scroll down to view films of me being interviewed by fellow author/illustrator Shoo Rayner.
Do you have a working routine or just write/illustrate when you feel like it?
Which comes first - the words or the pictures?
How long does it take you to illustrate a book?
Is it hard to make that first mark on the page when starting a new drawing?
A lot of your books feature animals - which ones do you most like drawing?
Where do you get ideas for stories?
Do you like to read a lot and, if so, why?
Which books do you like best? Do you tend to stick to the same genre?
What is your favourite children's book and why?
What was you favourite book as a child?
Are there any illustrators that have inspired you?
What can you tell us that might surprise your readers?
What advice would you offer anyone who wants to write for children?
How did you get to be an illustrator?
How do you create your illustrations?
Click here to view more films of me in my studio.