Designer of ANNUAL 2
I grew up on a diet of annuals. My first was Rupert Bear and I quickly graduated to annuals from other TV shows, like Stingray, Captain Scarlet, and Thunderbirds. I used to (and still do) love the cut-away illustrations, the crazy inventions, and futuristic cars that these books had. I still have some. I also read and reread a few comics – Spiderman, Silver Surfer, and Black Panther. I was never really a Superman kind of kid.
We were pretty poor growing up, so I treasured any book or comic I had. We didn’t go to the movies much, but I do remember my first, and that was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It seems I was always bound to be a petrol head. I did seem to watch a lot of TV when I grew up though, mostly in black and white.