AniMates is CIT's new network for animators, puppeteers, animation students and fans. Each meeting is an informal space to see new work, meet fellow artists and hear from leading practitioners.
This event brings you up to date with CIT’s animation strand and is a chance for animators to meet other practitioners and share news and opportunities.
This meeting features a masterclass talk from Curtis Jobling, (character designer of Bob The Builder, Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! Wallace & Gromit and author of best-selling children's books) reveals the secrets to designing memorable characters for both 2D and 3D animation.
The designer of worldwide hit television show 'Bob the Builder', and international best-selling author of numerous children’s books, Curtis’ early work on Wallace & Gromit and 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. His acclaimed picture books, Old MacDonald Had a Zoo and The Sheep Won’t Sleep, are published by Egmont.
Curtis’ other love has always been horror and fantasy for middle grade and older audiences. His epic fantasy series, Wereworld, was published by Penguin Random House around the globe, the first novel, Rise of the Wolf, being shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Prize. His new Max Helsing Monster Hunter novels, The Thirteenth Curse and The Beast of Bone Creek, are published by Viking in the US and Orchard in the UK.
Register via 0161 912 5616 or online at the link below. This is a Pay What You Feel event.
Approx. 120 minutes
- Feb. 10, 2020, 7 p.m. → Book Now