Curtis Jobling

Curtis Jobling

CWIG committee member

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 Max Helsing: Monster Hunter novels are published by Viking in the US and Orchard in the UK. Curtis visits schools around the world, talking to audiences about the joys of art, film and creative writing, and promoting a love of literacy in students of all ages.