I notice that you worked on King Kong, which I thought was visually outstanding. How much impact do you think it would have had on the overall design of the film if King Kong was a giant woodlouse? Oh, and did you meet Jack Black?
Oh, very little impact on the design of the film. I think we did actually design a giant woodlouse at one point, but no-one had the brilliant idea of making it the leading role. It would have given the whole Ann Darrow/King Kong relationship a new spin for sure. And yes, I did meet Jack Black – he totally walked by my desk and totally said "Hi”. It was quite the moment.
I think that the woodlouse is a somewhat neglected creature throughout games and movies. If you were to turn a woodlouse into the lead in a movie, what kind of movie do you think it would be and how would you tackle the lead character design?
If I had to work on a movie where the lead character was a woodlouse, I would tackle the challenge by turning to that trusted and age-old tool utilized by creative people all over the world: drugs. Lots of them, as often as possible. What sort of movie would it be? I have no clue as I haven't seen the screenplay, but I hope it's not porn.
I would guess from looking at your work that like me you are a dinosaur fan! If you could be any dinosaur which one would it be? And it can't be anything obvious like a T-Rex or Velociraptor. I would be a Gallimimus because I like saying it.
I can't be a Tyrannosaurus? Oh that's mean. I assume that I would be cheating to say