This week Alex has been busy answering some of Gecko’s and Iguana’s burning questions…. he also set them a pretty cool challenge too!
Hello Geckos and Iguanas!
Let me answer your questions!What month is your birthday? Is it the same as any of ours in December (Eirmyas), March (Dougie), and July (Martin)My birthday is in February!
How old are you? I think you are around 33 (Martin).I was born in 1978, which makes me…
Which is your favourite type of pizza? (We are really looking forward to eating loads of pizza when we meet you for lunch in Brighton!)I love pizza. My favourite is pepperoni and sweetcorn (very odd) but I do love a tomato and mozzarella pizza, especially with fresh basil.
What football team do you support?I used to support Tottenham Hotspur, though I don’t really keep up with the team these days. I used to love playing it more than anything else.
Which is your favourite book that you have written?My favourite is probably The Alien Moon, which is a Mythical 9th Division story. Though I must admit to really liking Pigsticks & Harold Lost in Time.And so onto this week’s challenge. And this looks quite simple, but it’s not that easy. What I would love for you to do is create a new character to live in Tuptown. As you saw in the picture last week, there are many types of animal that live there. I would like you to choose a different animal from those, and turn it into a character that could live in the Pigsticks world.I’ve attached a number of pictures from my sketchbook which will show you how different Pigsticks looked originally, when I first imagined him. You can see how he transformed (and Harold) until becoming something like we see him today in the books.
So pick an animal that you like, and have a good try at designing a new character – oh yes, and don’t forget to give it a name!Hope you’re all enjoying the sun!Speak soon,
We think all these fab character creations would be a brilliant fit in Tuptown and would love to get to know them all over a cup of tea!
Hello Alex, Pigsticks, and Harold!Thank-you for your last challenge we loved creating our own Tuptown characters! We hope you enjoy our variety of different animals!Here are some more questions we’d love answers to:
- What’s your favourite colour?
- What’s your favourite country in the world?
- Who’s your favourite Tuptown character?
- When is ‘Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Sports Day’ coming out? We loved designing illustrations for that piece of writing!
- What is your favourite film?We hope you are enjoying the sun. We spent our weekends going to the park, swimming at the beach, trampolining, and eating lots of barbecue food!We are looking forward to the next challenge – hopefully it will be the hardest one yet!See you soon,Geckos and Iguanas!