WHO IS THIS P.J. McMAHON ANYWAY?
WELL, HERE IS THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY:
P.J. McMAHON WORKS FOR AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOES NOT WANT ANYONE TO KNOW THAT P.J. McMAHON WORKS FOR THEM. AN ACKNOWLEDGED EXPERT IN THE CHILDREN'S CODES OF ANCIENT BABYLON AND BALLYMURPHY, MCMAHON IS THE AUTHOR OF THE WELL KNOWN BOOK: THE SECRET NAMES.....SSSH!
A TRAVELER OF RENOWN, McMAHON HAS LIVED IN POLITICALLY UNSTABLE COUNTRIES THAT BEGIN WITH THE WORD “SOUTH.” McMAHON CURRENTLY LIVES IN THE WEST PART OF A CITY IN THE “SOUTH” OF TEXAS. AND WAS ONCE A MEMBER OF THE FREAKY JOE CLUB. BUT NOT THIS ONE.
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HERE'S A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH THE GUY WHO DRAWS ALL THE PICTURES FOR YOU FREAKY JOE CLUB FANS!
ON A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (OKAY, A HOT AND SUNNY TEXAS DAY) JOHN MANDERS WAS ASKED THESE QUESTIONS:
1. Can you tell us something of how you were chosen to illustrate The Secret Files?
Back when the first installment of The Secret Files of The Freaky Joe Club was thrust upon the literary world, it was decided that a competition should be held to determine who would illustrate it. The contest was secret, of course---the only people asked to compete were expert both at illustration and criminal investigation. Ultimately I was selected from a pool of 17 thousand or so applicants.2. How did you come to be an illustrator of children's books? Is it true you began in a Kyrzkstanian prison?
No...I don’t know how that story got started. However, I actually did spend some time imprisoned in the dread dungeons of the Castle d’Oeuf. I entertained the rats and cockroaches who shared my cell by drawing caricatures of the prison guards. After many years of perfecting my drawing skills, I escaped by drawing a tunnel through which I effected my escape.3. You claim to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the general location of the fabled top-secret subterranean Ministry of Illustration---at ground level you enter what appears to be an old shack, take the elevator down to Level Eleven, and step into The Funatorium, where I direct a dedicated squadron of illustrators who are responsible for the drawings enjoyed by gazillions of FREAKY JOE CLUB fans.4. Have you ever served as a government minister in any country whose name begins with the word "South"?
Yes, I have. Three of the happiest weeks of my life.
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