My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I used to think I wanted to be a serious artist. Then I realized I didn't want to be a serious anything.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to hang out and drink absinthe with all the debauched writers and artists in Montmartre in the mid-19th century. "Pass the absinthe," is probably what I would say the most.
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Steerpike in Gormenghast.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Right now, it's Robin Hood, because I'm knee-deep in writing a steampunk retelling.