Curtis Jobling

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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 Scared' 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 in 2016.

 

Emma Jobling is a freelance proofreader and copy editor, working with many of the UK's leading children's publishing houses on numerous international bestselling titles. Clients include Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Scholastic, Egmont and OUP. She thinks that reading children’s books is quite possibly the best job she’s ever had.

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