Kevin Willamson
as Captain Scarlet

Author & Creative Director of Neu! Reekie!

Kevin Williamson and Michael Pedersen founded Neu! Reekie!, a literary, music and animation collective, in December 2010. Neu! Reekie! has grown to have an international output; plus a record label and publishing house in tow.

Past guest have included: Irvine Welsh, Norman Blake, Young Fathers, King Creosote, Liz Lochhead, The Pastels, Jackie Kay, David Shrigley, Momus, Vic Godard, Stanley Odd, Richard Jobson, John Hegley, Hollie McNish, Luke Wright, Hector Bizerk, Ciaran Carson, The Merrylees, Patience Agbabi, TeenCanteen, Alasdair Gray, Aidan Moffat, Malcolm Middleton, The Sexual Objects, Withered Hand, Iain Gardner, Frightened Rabbit, FiniTribe, Salena Godden, John Giorno, Douglas Dunn, BMX Bandits, Tam Dean Burn, Honeyblood, Law, Will Anderson & Ainslie Henderson, Admiral Fallow, RM Hubbert, Tom Leonard, Rachel Sermanni, Andrew Weatherall, James Robertson and many more.

What were you like at school?

A bit quiet. Not very confident. Few superpowers.

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman?

Spidey. No bat ever survived a bite from a black widow.

If you could only take one book with you to a desert island, what would it be?

The Collected Poems of Norman MacCaig

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour are you and why?

Green. Hibs. It’s that straightforward.

What inspires you about this project?

Encouraging folk to read more is like opening a door on hidden powers – beyond the ken of most superheroes – because you can experience anything. Aye, even THAT!