Interview with Bob Dixon
I am a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the world’s longest cartoon strip. I have created and written a number of comic book titles for Pocket Change Comics, including Assassinette: The Mind Stalker, Psyco Duck, Jester’s Dead, The Holy Knight, Riplash, Shadow Slasher, and Warzone 3719. I have written two children books, Rooty the Tree Troll and Holiday Bunny. My novels include Mouch and Company: The Dream Psychic and A Tough Call.In addition, I am certified special education teacher who works with children who have emotional behavior disabilities
When did you first decide you wanted to write? Way back in the early 90’s but at that time I wanted to break into the comic book field as a writer. I didn’t tackle my first novel until a few years ago
Is it scary putting your work out there? In some ways ,yes no matter how good of an author you are there will be people who will find fault what you produce. In all honesty you really have to go into publishing knowing that and just accept that everyone is not going to like what you wrote
What is your favorite genre to write? I really enjoy writing Young Adult with a lot of humor in it. Rarely is anything I write super serious
What is your favorite genre to read? Young Adult and humor. Normally whatever I’m writing at the time genre –wise is also what im reading
Do you have a favorite author? Not one but several I enjoy Rick Riordan, Janet Evanovich, Chris Moore, Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams, Suzanne Collins, C.S. Lewis and Carl Hiaasen just to name a few.
Is there something you want to write about, that you haven’t yet? Thousands of them J
What is one silly fact about you? I have an extremely corky sense of humor and sometime it gets me into trouble
Do you have a favorite character you have written so far? Probably Mouch from my novel Mouch and Company; The Dream Psychic. I find him to be very deep on many levels yet likable
What is your favorite type of candy? Hershey’s dark chocolate
Spaghetti or Lasagna and why? Why can’t I have both
Anything you want to say the aspiring writers reading the blog?? My answer to this question is always the same in every interview because I feel it is the best advice to give a young/new writer Persevere! Most over night sensations have been at it for years but since no one has ever heard of them, people just assume they got lucky the first time out; rarely is that the case.
Being a teenager is tough enough, but try it when you have schizophrenia and psychic abilities that make all of your imaginary friends real…The odds are against Mouch-he’s locked up in Talsom Mental Asylum; his only friends are a sock puppet and his shadow. Worst of all, he suffers from amnesia; his earliest memory is of being found alone in a mall wearing nothing but a pair of polka-dotted boxer shorts, a pair of fluffy white bunny slippers, and a hat made from a newspaper…. and covered in a generous amount of blood. When an elderly gentleman visits him and reveals that Mouch is not crazy but is actually a psychic, Mouch does what any rational person would do-he runs for the door. Once outside of Talsom, Mouch soon finds himself thrust into a battle against a sinister movement of dark psychics who threaten to destroy the entire psychic community.
I loved it and you should get it!