John-Paul Flintoff




"When I'm On My Deathbed I'll Remember This"


This episode covers so much, in one relatively short interview.

Dr Nic Hooper (drawing by me) talks about:

what it’s like to prepare to publish his first book;
mental health (good and bad, his own, mine, other people’s);
how illustrations can complement words, without being cheap;
the physiological effect of watching Tom Cruise hanging off a skyscraper with one glove;
what Nic will remember when he’s dying;
whether to keep video recordings to put on a website he doesn’t even have (oops, he does now: https://www.nichooper.co.uk), and why I needed to trim this interview.

Finally, I’d like to draw your attention to the wonderful bit of cello that ends the show, a gift from my gifted friend Julia van Beuningen; and to add (in light of the previous episode) that there’s a rhetorical term for what I just did, using both gift and gifted in a single sentence.

Can you tell me what it is?


Posted: March 12, 2021

Keywords: mental health, illustrating, author