Curtis Jobling is an author and illustrator famously known as the designer of the BAFTA winning BBC show Bob The Builder, as well as creator of Frankenstein's Cat. Early work in animation included model and puppet painting on Wallace & Gromit's A Close Shave and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! Curtis is also the man behind the Wereworld series (a Fantasy Book Review favourite) and just as the fourth book in the series, Nest of Serpents, rolls out from the publishers caught up with him to talk about the series, his inspirations and his influences.
Lyssia (the setting for the Wereworld series) is a rich and fully realised world. How much time did you spend planning it before-hand and how much did you know about it going into book one?
Curtis Jobling is the author of Rise of the Wolf the first book in the Wereworld series. In 2011 it was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Prize. If you ever got the chance to read Wereworld would you be interested to read this amazing series ?