A conversation between Mike Dawson and Chris Arrant about ACE-FACE has been posted at Newsarama:
NRAMA: You've made yourself known in comics for a vastly non-superhero book with Freddie & Me; why'd you chose to do superheroes with this book?
MD: I?m not sure... it was a lot of fun to work on these stories, and I?ve always had a soft-spot for the superhero genre. There are a few moments in Freddie & Me, where I reveal a few details about my history with Marvel and DC comics. There?s a scene that I personally love where I?m 16 years old, sitting in my friend Neil?s bedroom watching him play computer games, while I read X-Factor comics and draw. This is how I spent a lot of my time in High School. I?ve never played the game Ultima 6, but I spent hours watching Neil doing it... We all loved Marvel comics, especially work by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, and Alan Davis. Those three were our Holy Trinity for many, many years. I don?t think I?ll ever shake some of their influences, for better or for worse.