TH: On Quentin and Roald Dahl’s iconic creative partnership, you mention that ‘Quentin’s line drawings brought Dahl’s creations to life in all their preposterous, diabolical oddity.’ What made their creative chemistry so strong?
JU: The partnership worked because Quentin simply responded as a reader trying to see Dahl’s creations and as a result, he often surprised him. They would puzzle over the details, the clothes, the gestures, the characters over long, hilarious meals, with Quentin scribbling drawings, late into the night. Dahl responded to Quentin’s vision, while Quentin was fascinated by Dahl’s imagination, while acknowledging that it was sometimes frighteningly harsh. They were a great double act.