The Oracle is in!

Wise figures can turn up in all sorts of places, including cartoons. Sometimes, when we don't seem to have the answers ourselves, these characters have all sorts of ideas and opinions that can prove very helpful indeed. Characters like these have been popping up in my autobiographical cartoons for some time now. It's no surprise, …

Here we are in the Underworld (again)

My heroine has just descended into the Underworld. I shouldn't be surprised. All my stories, in one way or another, end up in the Underworld. It took me a while to figure this out. My first novel was going really well until I reached the point where my protagonist crossed over into the Other World. Once she …

Where do characters come from?

Where do characters come from? And where are they going? The heroine of my cartoon series, The Everyday Adventures of Mythology Girl, has come to London from a mysterious realm that, so far, has only been hinted at in the story. I suppose you could say that she has also come from a mysterious realm inside …

From pencil to panel

When I begin work on a new episode of The Everyday Adventures of Mythology Girl, I always start with sketching out the storyline in my notebook. Although things quickly progress to digital format, I prefer to draw these initial images with a good old-fashioned pencil on some good old-fashioned paper. Then I scan the sketches and, using …