|1. When did you first start writing the comic strip "Snake Tales"?
The comic strip originally started in 1974, but at that time it was called "The Old Timer" and had many of the characters in it that you see today.
2. Where did the idea come from?
3. Are you a writer or were you trained as an artist?
|4. You obviously need a sense of humour, how would you describe
I guess I'm a Loony, you have to be if you intend to work in this business, someone who has never really grown up. My own personal humour is a little on the sick side.....a bit like "South Park".
|5. How do you continually think up the different story lines for
The story lines are the most difficult part of this job, I am thinking about it 24 hours a day, even when I'm sleeping. I listen to everything, read as much as possible and try to find something funny in almost everything and there usually is....but it drives me crazy!!!
6. Do you write other comics?
7. Do you like real snakes?
8. Do you work from home, or do you have an office?
|9. Do you think that people find "Snake" more humorous
because of his negative outlook on life?
"Snake" is a winner because he is a loser, people love losers, they laugh when someone else falls over but they never laugh when it happens to themselves. "Snake" has only recently developed a negative outlook on life and that is a reflection of who "Snake" really is......the cartoonist!! Many of my friends (and I use that term loosely) can tell how I'm feeling and what I'm up to from just reading the comic strip, but most of the time "Snake" is a positive sort of character who just can't win......people like to get up in the morning and see someone else having a worse time than they are!!
10. Do you put on your socks then shoes or one sock one shoe?
11. Have you any advice for young people who may wish to try this