I've always been a massive comics fan but it's taken me a long time to have the opportunity of writing one.

MADEFIRE is a revolutionary bunch of lunatics in San Francisco (including my pal Liam Sharp, a man built out of the muscles Jack Kirby had left over). They produce what they call 'motion books', comics optimised for reading on a tablet or smart phone. The images move, there is music and foley, it's like reading a comic when you're very drunk. Or Captain Pugwash in an aggressive mood. They have major talent involved. And me.

The series I write for them, THE ENGINE, comes from an original idea by Liam and his wife, Christina. A decommissioned robot and a bunch of miners in an alternative Russia. It's fun and free and worth your time if only to see the wonderful Jimmy Broxton's artwork.