Tom Templeton, January, 2004
“Back in the Eighties, I drew a cartoon strip in the New Statesman about a middle-class Andy Capp whose response to the recession was never to get out of bed. I’d always been a frustrated writer and the captions got longer and longer and the drawings more rudimentary until I dispensed with the drawings altogether.
Having children is the point at which you have to be who you are. Up until then you can assume another name, change your group of friends or move to another part of town, but once you have children you can’t unwish yourself because that’s to unwish them. ”