Now semi-retired, I spent almost 40 years working in comics as a writer and occasional digital artist. I’ve also worked in TV, Radio, animation and as a gag writer (even though a number of comedians begged me not to). But, then, what did they know about humour? Finally I also worked for one of those “top-of-the-shelf” magazines out of reach for children and small men. (Good job, too, because reading them could stunt your growth and these men can ill-afford to lose any more height). As a journalist I slavishly followed the example set by the Great Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson; although I didn’t use any illegal substances (okay, let’s just say I didn’t use as many as he did).