The Dodo was born in a laboratory in Berlin and shipped to London in 2004. He likes to spend his days in the garden of Dodo Ink's Soho haunt, snuffling for bulbs, roots and grubs, occasionally breaking off to deliver his 2-note, pigeon-like call, Doo-doo, Doo-doo. His favourite authors include Ernst Becker and John Gray, his favourite cicarettes are Ernte 23s, and his favourite drink is absinthe.