Author, Illustrator, Screenwriter and Producer
Curtis Jobling is a creator and designer of many beloved children’s shows including the BAFTA-winning Bob the Builder and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. He’s also written the Max Helsing and Haunt books for older audiences. His debut novel, Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Wereworld is now a major animated series on Netflix, with Curtis remaining firmly involved as lead writer and associate producer.
Breaking Into Animation (armed with a crayon)
This talk covers Curtis' career in publishing and animation. From early work on Wallace & Gromit, through puppet painting on Mars Attacks!, leading to Curtis designing the BAFTA-winning Bob the Builder. There are gems of inspiration here for any soul looking to break into the world of animation. Curtis also covers show conception, including the pitching and development of his own BBC series such as Frankenstein’s Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. He then talks about the adaptation of his Wereworld series into a major new animated show for Netflix.