What is this, 20 questions? Yes it is! With artist Helen Lang…

Helen Lang’s whimsical illustrations are guaranteed to make even the most cynical amongst you smile. She’s definitely one to watch. ACHICA Living was keen to find out more about what makes her tick, so we asked to her to be the first 'victim' of our quick-fire questions column...

[Above: Helen Lang's Dawn Chorus; Below: Helen Lang and London print]

Cats or dogs?


The Beatles or The Stones?

The Beatles, but Mick is a close wobbling, pouting second!

Asterix or Tintin?

Asterix – it’s all about the facial hair.

Helvetica or Arial?


Interiors – dark and moody or light and airy?

Light and airy.

Star sign?


Five fantasy dinner party guests?

Noel Coward, Rufus Wainwright, Roald Dahl, Graham Norton & Keith Lemon...

What was the last thing you bought?

Yorkshire tea bags… how exciting!

Introvert or extrovert?


Sweet or savoury?


When was the last time you cried?

Last night. Coronation street... it’s shocking isn't it !?

Tea or coffee?

Tea, one sugar please.

Dress up or dress down?


Library or nightclub?


Which song do you play when you need cheering up?

Gypsy Kings version of "You've got a friend in me" from Toy Story or anything by disco band Chic.

Favourite book?

Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance

Top interior design tip?

Get your step-dad in to help.

When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Really tall… and working for George Lucas.

What are you afraid of?

Spiders and sharks.

And favourite colour?

Bengal rose.

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[Below: Helen Lang's You & Me print]

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Katie Treggiden, Guest Editor

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