| Bob Dewar||Born at an early age and have been drawing ever since. |
I know this isn’t helpful but I am a fairly private person, although ‘discovered’ from time to time – I find this a mixed blessing.
Married to Isla Dewar – two sons – three cats and a large dog.
| Julie Lacome||Where were you born? In Yorkshire. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Newport-on-Tay, Fife. Where do you live now? I live in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. |
Which school or schools did you go to? I went to Newport Primary School and Madras College St. Andrews was my secondary school.
Did you have a nickname at school? Jules. Who was your favourite teacher? Why? I didn't really have a favourite teacher But I did have a favourite place i.e. the art department.
When did you start drawing? I started drawing like most children when I was very young and able to play/make a mess with paint. What got you into drawing? My dad's an artist and had a studio at home so I watched him working and discovered that I enjoyed it too!
What's your favourite Itchy Coo illustration you have drawn? ‘Birlosaurs gaein roond an roond' in Sweetieraptors. What's your favourite Itchy Coo illustrations by someone else? Illustrations by David Sutton for Planet Fankle.
Do you have a community project you've enjoyed working with? I enjoyed working on the mural I painted for the Netherbow Storytelling centre in Edinburgh.
What's your favourite Scots word? Glaikit. What's your favourite Scots animal word? Moose. Favourite Scots adjective? Dreich. Favourite Scots verb? Greetin. Favourite Burns' poem or song? Tae a moose.
Favourite illustrator? John Burningham Writer/artist that's most influenced you? David Sim
What do you do when you're not writing/illustrating? I like to read, go to the cinema go for walks and spend time with friends.