I write the story and create the artwork simultaneously. The writing inspires the art and the art inspires the writing. If the images aren't flowing, I write. If I feel a bit of writer's block, I draw.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The earliest story I remember is "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. It had a profound influence on me. it helped me to discover the power of imagination.