Tim Burton, a frequent Johnny Depp collaborator and Husband of the wonderful Helena Bonham Carter, is responsible for Goth-tinged classics such as Beetle Juice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

In the below video, shot by New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (they’re currently exhibiting a selection of Burton’s illustrations), the Goth Auteur discusses his creative process, his visual reference points and the childhood alienation that still informs his work today. Our favourite part however, is when Burton explains how striped socks curbed his craziness during a tenure at Disney. Check out the video below…