Curtis Jobling

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Nekro-coversThe designer of worldwide hit children’s television show Bob the Builder, and the author/illustrator of numerous children’s books, Curtis Jobling lives with his family in Cheshire, England.

Early work on Wallace & Gromitand Mars Attacks! led to him 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 and TV, Jobling’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 thriller, Haunt: Dead Scared was published by Simon & Schuster in the UK. His new middle grade novel, Max Helsing & The Thirteenth Curse will be published by Viking in the US in 2015, and in the UK by Orchard in 2016.