|Occupation||Author and Illustrator|
|Introduction||Author, illustrator, QI and Museum of Curiosity Elf, songwriter, critical thinker, sceptic and Blue Peter badge winner. Mostly made of hair and tea.|
|Interests||Writing, drawing, painting, songwriting and performing, reading, kitten hurling and newt juggling.|
|Favorite Movies||Ealing Comedies, Laurel and Hardy, Brazil, This is Spinal Tap, Animal House, Batman the Movie (1966), Plan 9 from Outer Space, The Jerk ... and the first 10 minutes of Bambi. Bang! Mummy! Mwah Ha Ha Ha!|
|Favorite Music||Varies wildly according to mood - but top artists are Jim Moray, XTC, Bjork, Karine Polwart, St Vincent, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Bill Bruford, Helston, Sex Pistols, Yes, David Sylvian ... the list is as massive and seemingly endless as my credit card bills ...|
|Favorite Books||Douglas Adams, P G Wodehouse, Tom Sharpe, Stephen Fry, Danny Wallace, Dave Gorman, Tom Hodgkinson, Stuart Maconie, Dan Kieran, Jack Cohen, Stephen Jay Gould, Jasper Fforde, Richard Dawkins, Tony Hawks, Michael Palin, Pete McCarthy, J P Martin ... and lots more.|
You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?
I'll keep my head in a fame-proof bag.