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About Jimmy Gownley

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 2/5

Q. Previous occupations

A. Bag Boy, Video Editor, Paste Up artist, Art Director

Q. Favorite job

A. Cartoonist!

Q. High school and/or college

A. Cardinal Brennan High School, Millersville University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. The Beatles

Q. Favorite movie

A. Annie hall

Q. Favorite television show

A. Seinfeld

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Happy to be a cartoonist, dad, and husband

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My motto is, "Never trust a person who has a motto."

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Knowing that all your work is done. You did the best you could, and all that's left to do is to spend time with the ones you love.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Like Billy Corgan said; I fear that I am ordinary, just like everyone.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Girardville, Pennsylvania

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Gosh!, Super Awesome

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I try not to regret anything. All my choices led me here, and that's not a bad place to be

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to sing!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I procrasti...Oh, forget it. I'll answer this question later.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. That would be either my overwhelming genius, or my humility

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm content being me

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Luke Skywalker

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Blue Meanies

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. drawing, which is why I make graphic novels!

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Rock Star

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Humor, intelligence and warmth

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pizza

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello, Hey Jude by the Beatles, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, Begin the Begin by R.E.M.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Mark Twain, Louise Fitzhugh, James Joyce, J.R.R. Tolkien, Katherine Patterson, Harper Lee, Dave Sim, Alan Moore, Charles Schulz, J.D. Salinger, Charles Dickens

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Harriet the Spy, Huckleberry Finn, Ulysses, The Lord of the Rings, To Kill A Mockingbird

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Harriet the Spy

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Finish the projects you start, and start projects you can finish

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Where do you get your ideas?

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