English animator and children's book writer and illustrator who is best known for his work on a popular children's television series called Bob The Builder.
Early in his career, he wrote and illustrated an acclaimed children's book called Frankenstein's Cat. The work was later adapted into a BBC1 television series.
He created the Wereworld series of young adult books.
Born in Blackpool, England, he later settled in Warrington with his wife Emma.
He greatly admired The Walking Dead, a television series starring Andrew Lincoln.