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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Bolton School welcomed author and illustrator Curtis Jobling to
talk to boys in years 6, 7 and 8 about his work in animation,
publishing and illustration.
Curtis is the designer of the characters and sets of the BAFTA
winning BBC show Bob the Builder, as well as being the creator of
CBeebies' Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and the award winning
Frankenstein's Cat. He is also the author of the Wereworld series
Curtis spoke to the boys about his love of film, books and
animation and showed them how he creates his characters and brings
them to life. He led art exercises, creative writing challenges and
read from his new book, Shadow of the Hawk, the third in the
Wereworld series. With the Year 6 boys, he ran animation and
illustration workshops, showing the boys how to draw Bob the
Builder step by step and getting them each to draw their own.
Pupils also had the opportunity to buy signed copies of his
Head of English in the Boys' Division Mr Richard Griffiths said:
"Curtis did a superb job enthusing the boys about reading. His
presentation was fascinating and enjoyable and he engaged us with
stories of his background in animation as well as discussing his
recent fiction. Many of the boys were inspired by him and will be
reading his books in the near future."
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