Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well.
A couple of book covers for my Illustration Studio.
This set is Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events
As previously mentioned, Mr. Lemony Snicket has answered some fan questions on The Guardian’s website today. The following is the transcript.
Q: You use very sophisticated vocabulary in your books. What is your favorite word?
Q: What is the best mammal to be trapped inside of?
A: The woman you love most, although presumably it would be very uncomfortable for her.
Q: Have you ever tried English pancakes, and if so, do you like them as much as American pancakes? Obviously this is a very important question. Thank you for writing your books.
A: A poached egg is better than either, and I am grateful to find a companion who agrees that breakfast is a crucial matter indeed.
Q: What is your favorite kind of cake? (In “Thirteen Words” you list five - but it’s pretty clear you’re not a big fan of the lemon one.) Does a cake need to come in a box tied up with string to make it truly wonderful?
A: Ms. Kalman, my collaborator on 13 Words, is much more of a cake enthusiast than I am. My favorite cake is crab, one of the few cakes not made more wonderful by a box tied up with string.
Q: What was your dear Beatrice’s favorite iced cream flavor?
A: French vanilla, the best for ice cream floats.
Q: What is a bear?
A: Meet me in the woods with a bag of food and you’ll find out.
Q: If you were a lightbulb, what lightbulb would you be?
Q: What is your ideal soup temperature?
A: Hot in winter, cool in summer, like so many people I know.
Q: Would you rather have two left feet or two right feet?
A: You’re very kind to offer a gift to a stranger, but please keep those four feet to yourself.
Q: What are some series of unfortunate events in today’s world, in your opinion?
A: Genocide, irrational fear and people asking you to hold that thought so they might engage with a little screen they are holding.
Q: What is the worst piece of advice you have ever been given?
A: “Watch the entire season before you decide you don’t like it.”