I’ve always had a soft spot for Tim Burton’s work, as a producer, director, writer and artist and also enjoy his collaborations with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
Film wise I am particularly fond of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Batman, I enjoyed his versions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland as well.
I love the fanciful, dark and whimsical nature of what he creates, whether it’s film, art or story, his style is something that appeals to me.
I have a copy of The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, which is a children’s poetry book that Burton wrote and illustrated. Much like a lot of children’s tales and rhymes (including Roald Dahl) it has sinister and horrifying stories and pictures, which must set children’s imaginations alight.
I’d really love to get my hands on his book – The Art of Tim Burton.