Digitiser ended in 2004, and - as Mr Biffo - I wrote a column for the highly respected Edge magazine until 2008, while continuing an intermittently successful career as a screenwriter.
I'm not very wealthy.
Last year I launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for Mr Biffo's Found Footage - a YouTube series that was as ambitious as it was bizarre, an antidote to the more staid work I do in my day job writing kid's TV. I loved it, and I want to create more of the same - short sketches, or animations, or weird little videos, on a semi-regular basis, whenever the urge takes me.
In addition, I'm on Twitter, with no fewer than two separate accounts. My personal account is @mrbiffo, but I've also begun @memoryassistant - a spoof nostalgia account, which is proving very popular.
Without wanting to get too mawkish about it, on a personal level my experience of the last few years has been healing, and touching, and it feels like I've rediscovered my voice and passion. The work I've done since re-emerging as Mr Biffo feels like my true voice, and that is profoundly liberating. Also, I hope many of you have been enjoying it.
I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards everyone who has followed me on Twitter, or taken the time to say something nice, or supported me through Patreon, PayPal or Kickstarter.
Certainly, if I continue to offer video content, it's going to cost money, but in a broader sense I hope that you feel what I offer - in the broad spectrum of platforms I use to offer it - is worth supporting, and has a value.
If you choose to support this Patreon I can't promise you'll always agree with what we have to say, I can't guarantee you'll like everything I do, but I can promise that it will always be interesting and honest, and you'll be supporting a truly creative endeavour and buying me the time to explore new things.
And if you don't want to support me... that's fine too. You'll still be able to read and watch what I offer. I don't want to close anything off behind a paywall; you just being part of the audience is encouragement enough.
I've decided - from my experience over the last few years - to remove all official rewards and incentives, barring - once a month - an exclusive video to supports. It'll most likely just be me rambling on camera, but sometimes it might be something more - you might get a glimpse of me out and about doing something. Also, I'm toying with offering occasional exclusive blog posts talking about more personal matters; what I'm up to in my regular life, what else I'm working on - that sort of thing. I won't make promises on these - I'm already offering a lot - but I think it's something I'd quite like to do.
And that's about it. If you've made it this far - thanks for reading, and thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far.
Do you see?