Mercury Blake is a science graduate and a drinker of copious quantities of tea. Ze presently shares hir house with three axolotls, two cats, two leopard geckos, a giant snail and a stick insect.
Mercury is usually to be found making tea, drinking tea, reading multiple books (occasionally at once, a habit ze's trying to break), googling random subjects and scribbling in one of the dozens of notebooks and sketchbooks-in-progress ze keeps to hand. At the last count, they numbered in the tens, but not yet hundreds.
Mercury considers eirself a better writer then artist, and aims for more craftsman then artist. Ze admires the technical skill of Franzetta and the weirdness of Brom, as well as the work of Holloway, Mckean, Erte and JH Williams III. Ze learned to draw from comics and fashion illustration, and is attempting to rectify this with a wider range of styles/subjects, but this is an ongoing process. As far as ze can tell, Mercury has no definite 'style', and is ok with this.
Mercury is a culture vulture, and has never understood why this is considered a bad thing.
(Incidentally, ze is aware that referring to oneself in third person is typically not done, but makes an exception for introductions and the like.)