“I don’t have the choice of not come up with the ideas.”
2. Do you have a drawer full of Pandora strips, and when you need a new one, you just go and get one out?
“Yes, that’s right! I have a magic drawer which has strips in it that luckily appear to be based on what happened in the latest issue of Kerrang!!”
3. Do you do Pandora on the computer?
“Yes, I have a special program which was designed especially for me at incredible expense, which makes it look like I coloured it in with cheap marker pens...!”
4. Does the Kerrang! editorial team all get together to come up with the script, and then they pass it on to you to draw?
“Yes, that’s exactly what happens. And the script is delivered by fairies who also bring me Jack Daniel’s and chocolates in a basket weaved from gold.”
5. So, Ray, are you still doing that Pandora strip?
AND, THE FREQUENTLY ASKED ACCEPTABLE QUESTION.
How come you don’t do a compilation book of all the Pandora strips?
“Because some of the strips are so topical to their time, that when I’ve gone through back issues - I’m not even sure MYSELF what some of ‘em are about! It’d be like watchin’ an old episode of a show like Spitting Image, that sent up a certain detail of a news item, which won’t make any sense all these years later. If I ever did a book, I’d have to have, like, a ‘director’s commentary’ running under each strip. But, I think havin’ to explain a gag, would kill it.”