It’s interesting to note that my occasional co-writer, Jennifer Kirk, thought Jo (the white/orange character who is usually found in the company of Kevin) was a girl. I’ve never considered Jo to be anything more than … well … Jo. Gender is often undetermined in the Nob Mouse universe – the characters are first and foremost a source of humour and all other characteristics are secondary.
This brought us to a discussion of who actually has a definite gender in The Life of Nob T. Mouse. Only tree characters come to mind: Nob T. Mouse, Wilf and Frederick; all of whom are male. I get the impression that Franky is probably female but I’ve never actually settled on a gender for him/her so I’ve tried to leave it ambiguous. I don’t think it changes the character all that much and to be honest I’m usually happy to leave gender up to the decision-making skills of the readers.