At school, I made comic books and sold them to people in my class. I would go to the school office and photocopy them. You could buy candy for a penny, so I used to buy that with my pocket money, and then I’d sew the paper onto the cover of the comic. It was like a free gift that you would get with comics you buy in the shop.
My dad had a lot of cartoon books. The Far Side…there’s this cartoon called Giles, set in England where I was born, and we had loads of his books. I read a lot of those kinds of books growing up. It’s always the people that I meet who influence me, whether I realize it or not.
Now I am living and working in Berlin. I like writing, drawing, creating stories. And observing people. Overheard conversations, people that I see, places where I go. The small things in life that sometimes you don’t really notice can actually be really funny.