Sam Hart is one of my favourite artists, and when one day he sent me a picture of Robin Hood, I knew we had to do this together. After talking to Walker books, however, the possibilities grew, and we found ourselves with a series of ‘Heroes and Heroines’ ideas, each one picking a particular ‘legend’.

Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood was the first, followed a couple of years later by Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur. And this year we hope to have Messenger: The Legend of Joan of Arc finished and released, while our fourth in the series, Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O’Malley is out in 2015…