Curtis Jobling talks animation

My superinterweb monitoring for mentions of “Edge Hill” (and variations) was the first I knew who would be talking at the British Animation Awards screening last night:

CurtisJobling: Off to speak at Edgehill University this evening as they’re one of the hosts of the British Animation Awards. First visit, should be fun!

Curtis Jobling is an illustrator famous for being the creator of Bob the Builder (series link) and Frankenstein’s Cat. He was at Edge Hill to introduce the Public Choice screening and talked for half and hour about how he got his break in animation and some of the projects he’d worked on. Curtis was kind enough to let me film the talk – once again forgot to take a tripod so it might be at a slightly funny angle. The Curious Cow interstitials created for Nickelodeon are available online.

Unfortunately prior commitments meant I was only able to see the first couple of shorts and I can’t make today or tomorrow, but I recommend popping over to the Studio Theatre if you can. Starts at 6:30pm and admission is free!