J B MacCallum

Born:
Dollar, Central Scotland. Moved to Essex aged 4.
Lived there ever since.

School:
Showed potential but preferred looking out of the window.

Career:
Illustrator in London publishing house… blah, blah.

Freelance designer in Automotive industry… blah, blah.

Writer and teller of tales… A blend of true stories, real characters and stuff I make up.

Family:
Divorced, two kids and a big daft dog.

Politics:
Will listen to anyone who talks sense… So not many then.

Dislikes:
Arrogance, cruelty to anything, rampant PC culture, plastic in the sea and noisy eaters.

Likes:
Reasonable polite people, dogs/animals, cars, history, keeping fit, country pubs, writing, honesty, a good laugh and a bloody good conversation.

Music:
Wide and varied – through a quality system.

TV:
Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Porridge and Harry Enfield.

Film:
Godfather 2, The Green Mile, Green Book, Pulp Fiction, The Man Who Would Be King, 12 Angry Men, Flight of the Phoenix (65), The Hill.

Inspiration:
Sidney Lumet, Clement & La Frenais, John Sullivan, Quentin Tarantino, David Chase and Terence Winter….. And life.

Artistic motivation:
Apart from entertaining people – the cash and the chicks… Lol

Books by J B MacCallum: