Curtis Jobling

Curtis Jobling is the designer of worldwide hit children’s television show Bob the Builder, and the author/illustrator of numerous children’s books. He lives with his wife, Emma, in Cheshire, England, along with a menagerie of children and pets. Early work on Wallace & Gromit and Mars Attacks! led to Curtis picking up his crayons in 1997 to design the BAFTA winning Bob. His own animated series, Frankenstein’s Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, can both be seen on the BBC. Although renowned for his work in film & TV, Curtis’s true love has always been horror and fantasy for older audiences. His acclaimed series of epic fantasy novels, Wereworld was published by Penguin worldwide, while his darkly comic young adult thrillers, Haunt: Dead Scare and Haunt: Dead Wrong were published by Simon & Schuster in the UK. His new middle-grade novel, Max Helsing & The Thirteenth Curse is published by Viking in the US and Orchard in the UK, with the second in the series Max Helsing: The Beast of Bone Creek to follow.

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