Jonathan Rigby

In a SECRET IDENTITY by Kurt Busiek kind of a way Jonathan Rigby is actually this universe’s Superman, but he’s still waiting for his powers to manifest. Any day now… Well not really, but people do ask with amusingly regularity if anyone’s ever said before that he looks exactly like Clark Kent.

What’s your favourite place in the world?
The present moment, when I’m actually there.

What’s your favourite activity?
It’s a very close thing between making my wife laugh and winding up Stephen. Very close.

Recommend me a song I may not have heard!
Usher’s Leaving Lament by 2Cool4Fools

Recommend me a prose book I may not have read!
Cloud Atlas (or indeed anything) by David Mitchell

What’s your favourite poem?
Pretty much any haiku by Basho. And many of Rumi’s works.

Whom do you love?
With varying degrees of difficulty, absolutely everyone in the world. Honestly.

Whom do you despise?
Also with varying degrees of difficulty and occasionally gritted teeth, absolutely no one.

What do you despise?
Absolutely nothing at all. Ignorance is the root of everything that is ‘wrong’ in the world, but it’s just ignorance and shouldn’t be despised in and of itself.

Who makes you laugh?
Many many things, but most consistently, it would have to be my own flatulence.

Whom do you admire?
Anyone who has made a positive difference to someone’s life, no matter how small. Keep up the good work, we’re all in this together after all.

Whom or what do you begrudge?
People who just don’t try when they know they’re not. C’mon, make an effort, your name is NOT Scott Pilgrim.

Do you have any recurring dreams?
Oddly enough I only actually dream about once a month at the most.

What’s the wisest choice you ever made?
To sit facing a wall.

What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Try to move objects with my mind. And no, before you ask, they didn’t move.

What do you most regret?
Wasted time I’ll never get back, every time I waste it.

What quality do you most admire in yourself?
Compassion and patience

Which qualities do you least admire in yourself?
Lack of compassion and patience

Who has the best voice in the world?
A tie between James Earl Jones as Darth Vader and the guy who seemed to do 99% of the voice-overs for action film trailers in the 80’s and 90’s.

Who’s the best looker?
Again, a tie between astronomers and trainspotters.

What’s your favourite graphic novel?
Sadly, probably the Judge Dredd strip where Chopper wins Supersurf 7. Go Chop, don’t stop!

How would you like to be remembered?
By my future incarnations.

What will you be doing next?
Preferably something that doesn’t involve sitting at a computer. Or indeed, being remotely in the vicinity of one.

Tell me a secret about life!
If you can sit still enough, long enough, you’ll find you already know the answer to every question you could ever wish to ask.

Tell me a secret about yourself!
I would, but we’re not yet past the statute of limitation. Seriously.