I started drawing my characters when I was writing my first book, Julius and the Watchmaker. It was partly for amusement and partly to see if I could create believable characters with just a pencil. The first versions of Jack Springheel, Julius etc, were a little rough and ready so while I was writing my second book, Julius and the Soulcatcher, I made a second attempt—this time in pen and ink. So far, I have managed to draw only four of the main characters but hope to do more and add them to the website as I go. Look out for drawings of Mr Tock, and Rapple & Baines from Julius and the Soulcatcher, as well as a Grackack from book I. I might even attempt to draw a Clockman or the scrap metal monster, Abigail…if I’m feeling particularly ambitious.