8 Questions with Marie Toh


Marie Toh is the illustrator of What Gives Us Our Names (Illustrated Edition)https://marietoh.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?

Teleportation, or being able to play an instrument well.


What is your most treasured possession?

Not really a possession, my cat Lola.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being at peace with myself, my loved ones and the world; something more internal than based on external circumstances.


What is your motto?

I don’t really have a motto, but if I did it’d be “Why not?”


How would you like to die?

Preferably in my sleep while dreaming about something pleasant.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A cat, or a very old tree.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Being likable.


What is your current state of mind?

Pretty good, Lola is having her lunch and the weather is nice today.