I've noticed that I've got quite a bit in common with the characters I create!
I love to send real mail. In fact, the first Mr Bear book was created as a surprise treat to post out to my subscribers at Christmas
Like many brits - I love a cup of tea. Even better if it's from a shiny red cup with a matching tea pot!
Stories and illustrations can leave you with a belief in magic that is so strong, that you will spend hours sitting in your wardrobe hoping that this will be the day you find Narnia.
Those magical worlds can shape your future. I always loved the wintry scenes of Narnia and went on to spend 10 years living in snowy mountains. (I eventually gave up on the wardrobe and booked a flight, but I still have hope!)
Those illustrations and stories stay with you.
The magic, the warm feelings, stay with you.
If I could do one job, it would be to make someone feel so warm and cosy and loved before they sleep, that they dream their own world of magic.
It starts with a traditional pencil sketch...