Andy Hixon, sweet, ripe, pale and wizened illustrator of my first graphic novel The Tale of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone, has joined the prestigious list of HOAX illustrators. I'm glad about this for a number of reasons. One is, of course, because Andy's artwork is brilliant, unique, disturbing, accomplished. Another is our collaborative history, and that I like the thought of creative and developmental continuity. And another is that, had they ever had the chance to go for a pint together, I think Andy and my brother would have got on really well.