Saturday, April 27, 2013


from We Love this Book

The bestselling author and illustrator on his childhood and how he learnt to draw

"Reading The BFG by Roald Dahl first got me into books. I couldn't put it down. There was a dark mischievousness that completely enraptured me, and a moreishness that meant for the first time I was reading a book when I didn't have to. I was quite depressed when I finished the book, as I didn't want the adventure to end. I was relieved to find out that Dahl had written other books, which I pored over one by one, and by the time I was done with him I was an avid reader for life.
I first started drawing pretty badly. I wasn't even one of the top five in my class. But even so, I still enjoyed it and kept at it, eventually getting better with practice. I made a real breakthrough when I realised I had more fun when I didn't try to make my drawings look 'proper' or the way someone else's looked, but just let it come out of the pen."  


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