Mr B - Where did the idea behind GBB come from?
Notably childhood memories: of stories from Greek myths which we were read at primary school; of movies like Clash of the Titans with their Ray Harryhausen monsters - which is utterly how I imagine Cerberus; and of the Offenbach operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, of which I saw a fantastic production designed by Gerald Scarfe when I was around ten years old. So the gods have been sitting in my mind all this time, waiting for their moment...
Mr B - Religion, except for Christianity, doesn’t really come in to the book. How would your gods have viewed other world religions?
Marie - With a mixture of resentment and contempt. Although Aphrodite might have liked some of the nude artwork.