The designer of Bob the Builder and creator of popular children’s cartoon Frankenstein’s Cat is to come to Birmingham to speak to local animators.
Curtis Jobling will be in the city to share tips on how animators and designers can survive the daunting world of freelancing.
The talk is being organised by animator networking group Animation Forum West Midlands and BSeen, an entrepreneurship programme for Birmingham-based final year students and graduates. The animation designer will also be on hand to provide insights into some of the best-loved animated children’s characters.
Animation Forum WM project manager David Allen said: “The event is open to animators and designers of all levels, along with anyone else who’s interested. We’ll provide free drinks and refreshments, a Q&A with the Warrington-based animation designer and a chance to meet and chat with fellow animators.”
Mr Jobling is also an author and illustrator of children’s books.
His works include Dinosaurs After Dark, Skeleton in the Closet, My Daddy and Cheeky Monkey.
His most notorious character Frankenstein’s Cat is now an animated series commissioned by the BBC and sold to broadcasters worldwide.
The talk, entitled Curtis Jobling: Breaking into Animation, Armed with a Crayon! Is free to attend, includes drinks and takes place at 7pm, on January 13 at The Studio, Birmingham.