The Not So Feeble Tor Freeman
Barnes Children’s Literature Festival: What would you be doing if you weren’t an amazing illustrator and author?
Tor Freeman: I would love to have been a botanical artist or a wildlife photographer.
BCLF: The best thing about what I do is…
TF: There are so many great things! I like meeting other authors and illustrators, I like talking about books, and I love drawing characters that make me laugh and hoping they’ll make others laugh too!
BCLF: My favourite word is …
BCLF: My greatest fear is…
TF: Sharks growing legs.
BCLF: My hidden talent is…
TF: I can move my ears up and down.
BCLF: My superpower is…
TF: I’m fairly handy!
BCLF: Who is your favourite literary villain?
TF: He’s more of an antihero than a villain, but I absolutely love Geoffrey Willans’ and Ronald Searle’s Nigel Molesworth.
BCLF: If you could ask another author a question, who would you ask and what would the question be?
TF: I would ask PG Wodehouse to put me as a character in one of his books, and then I’d show off to everyone about it!
BCLF: You’re the fantasy festival programmer. Who would you love to see come to Barnes?
TF: Now: Carson Ellis. From the past: William Steig.