The designer of multi-award-winning worldwide hit children's television show Bob the Builder, and the author/illustrator of numerous children's books (including the acclaimed Frankenstein's Cat), Curtis lives with his family in Cheshire, England, surrounded by a ridiculous collection of film and animation memorabilia. He grew up as a child of the 70s on a hearty diet that included Star Wars, Action Man, Flash Gordon, LEGO, Fighting Fantasy books and Harryhausen monster movies. A horror fan from this young age, pre-school television seemed like a natural career path.
Having left Cleveland College of Art & Design in Middlesbrough, England, in 1994, he went on to first experience film work for the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit Aardman team, and followed that up as a model-maker and prop-painter on Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! before moving on to design the BAFTA-award-winning Bob the Builder. The animated series Frankenstein's Cat, commissioned by the BBC, has been shown around the globe, picking up the Pulcinella award for 'Best Children's Show' at the 2008 International Cartoons On the Bay festival in Salerno, Italy. His new BBC preschool show, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, can be seen on CBeebies every weekday.
Rise of the Wolf, Rage of Lions, Shadow of the Hawk and Nest of Serpents are Curtis's first four novels as we enter the world of Lyssia and the many therianthropes that inhabit it. They were written mostly at night while the children slept and when the TV work was done. A fifth volume in the series will follow in May 2013, in which the last of the Werewolves, Drew Ferran, encounters a new host of deadly and dangerous Werelords!
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