Skwigly Writers

Managing Director & Content Producer

Ben Mitchell is a Bristol-based animation/post-production freelancer, independent director, composer and graphic novelist. As a freelancer he has produced animation work for CBeebies, Channel 4, Plymptoons, Somethin'...


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Steve Henderson is the Editor of Skwigly Online Animation Magazine as well as a PhD researcher at Loughborough University studying UK animation production and looking after the Animation Academy archive. He is also the...


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Marketing Director & Writer

Aaron is the Managing Director and Producer at Slurpy Studios, a London based animation studio who specialise in commercial and entertainment content. When not working on Slurpy, he runs an animation festivals website...


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Stop-Motion Animator based in The UK; my work often combines Stop-motion with digital techniques. I’m in love with animation and I think it at least likes me.


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Stephen has two decades experience in the animation, VFX and games industries as an animator/writer/director and is author of the book 'The World History of Animation'. He lives on the delayed 08:13 Brighton to London...


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Corrie Francis Parks is an animator specializing in sand animation and other esoteric techniques. Her work maintains an organic connection to natural materials and traditional production methods while fully integrating...


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Tom is a freelance 2D animator working on corporate and commercial projects in London. He enjoys nothing more than bringing characters to life and is currently working on his second short film 'The Robin' due out in...


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Nathan is a young animator currently residing in Wolverhampton. He is currently studying film studies and graphic design and hopes to study animation at university in the future. He writes and directs CG animated shorts...


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I am a freelance animator based in Kent producing music videos, adverts and promotional material. I enjoy life one frame at a time.


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Julia is a 2D animator, concept artist and storytelling nerd. She is only really happy with a drawing implement in her hand, fantasy novel under her arm and tea somewhere within drinking distance.


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Gareth is a Senior Animator at Oysterworld Games in Treforest, South Wales. Welsh, Doodler, Animation Geek, Gamer, Dad, HP Sauce fan.


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Thomas Coleman is an Animator, Artist and Blogger based in Canterbury. He splits his time from working with Students at the University of Creative Arts and his own freelance Studio 'Genozo' where he directs and produces...


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Trainee reporter covering health and West Reading. General busy-body and opinionated philosopher.


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Katie is best known for her multi-award winning short film ‘Death by Scrabble’ which has been shown at animation festivals around the world. Katie currently directs, animates and designs at Slurpy Studios.


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Career writer and journalist, Fifth-Generation Californian, 40 years life-and-work in San Luis Obispo county, home of 'so much more than home would have it'. Numerous published works, articles, newspaper editor,...


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I'm a animator, writer and illustrator from Wales currently based in London. Apart from animating most of the time, I'm a drawing enthusiast, cinema addict, coffee lover and not so secret geek.


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Wes is a freelance music composer from Suffolk, England, who provides for students and professionals. His experience in animation allows him to understand the importance of balance between film and music. Wes is...


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Laura Normansell is a current 3rd year student at Falmouth University in Cornwall studying Digital Animation. She works in 2D using Flash, After Effects and CelAction. Laura primarily creates Children's animations,...


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Animation Student at Leeds College of Art. Yorkshire Born and Bred, loves dragons, chocolate and all sorts of sparkly accessories


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An illustrator and animator. Ilan has a weekly cartoon that runs in the Liverpool Echo every Thursday. He is a huge fan of films, comics, artwork and coffee.


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Jess is a writer and illustrator based in the city of Bristol in the UK. My main weapons are pencils and pens, pens and pencils. She likes to create shiny, pretty things in the form of illustrations, in particular,...


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Dennis Sisterson is a London based freelance animator and director. He alternates between doing 2D character animation for TV and film, and creating short films, both personal and commissioned. He began his career...


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Ellie Ragdale is an aspiring stop motion animator and a creative enthusiast who lives in the rolling hills of the Peak District. Happiest when using her hands, she loves to design, make, animate and sew, as well as...


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Johannes is a Cologne, Germany based freelance journalist who specialises in Animation and VFX. He has contributed interviews and articles to AWN.com, Animation Magazine, VFX World and several German newspapers and...


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Robert is the award winning director of ‘Sausage’, winner 8 festival awards from its 80 screenings, inc qualifying for the Oscars and BAFTAs. Robert also runs


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I am a professor in the Animation Department of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus, where I mostly teach film and animation history and theory, as well as some studio classes. (I also taught at...


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Animator/ Filmaker. Specialises in animated music videos and documentaries. Working with local bands in Preston, Lancashire. Also Co director of the Gonzo Project, a series of documentaries that covers the creative...


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Andy is Head of Animation & Visual Effects at Falmouth University, the UK’s number one Arts University. He is also Fellow of the RSA, Fellow of the HEA and has in his time served as a BAFTA animation juror. ...


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Animation student from Liverpool, currently in my second year of uni. Great interest in films, games and all things animation.


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Lucinda is a graduate of the University For the Creative Arts with a degree in animation. She loves classic MTV, 80s and 90s cartoons. At present she is working on a Masters degree in conservation and restoration hoping...


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Marc is a traditional animator, currently based in central Scotland, and also creates the YouTube series 'Notes on Animation'


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My primary aspirations are to secure a cg animation or graphic design position in a reputable firm where there is an opportunity to grow as a professional artist, learn from professionals in the field of design, and...


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John Lilly currently works as an animator in Bristol.


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Bianca is a freelance storyboard artist and animation director from London. One day she hopes to take over the world, but for now she writes the occasional Skwigly article.


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J.K. is an animator from Pittsburgh PA and co-editor-in-chief of the animation tips website AnimatorIsland.com. His studio, Studio Riki, focuses on 2D traditional animation and is set to release its first short film in...


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Alan Gilbey is a freelance screenwriter, show developer and script consultant specialising in comedy and animation. Over the last twelve years he has created original content for major studios on both sides of the...


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Katie is a Community Manager at Aardman Animations. She loves films, writing and enjoys a good animated GIF.


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A specialist in the field of computer graphics, Lee Blackwood studied animation in Scotland and Wales before moving to England where he has been making short videos for a living. When he isn't installed in front of a...


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Oli Hyatt, is the co-founder and head of development at one of the UK’s leading animation studios; Blue-Zoo, where he has created a number of BAFTA award-winning and nominated shows. His latest Olive the Ostrich,...


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Grandinetti resides in Watertown Massachusetts. Author of five Popeye related books and a number of articles on the one-eyed sailor. Other topics by Grandinetti published in newspapers, magazines and the web include...


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Heather is a designer and concept artist based in the North West currently working as a freelancer under the name Magical Sheep Productions. She has a MA and BA in Animation and loves sketching, gaming and dancing.


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Jim is a writer, stand-up comic, US Army journalist, theme park buff, animation enthusiast, storyteller and father.


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Jez Stewart is a Curator at the BFI National Archive, responsible for the animation collection.


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Alex Williams is a cartoonist and animator whose film credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Lion King, The Iron Giant, the three latest Harry Potter films, and The Chronicles of Narnia. He has worked for many...


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Oyinade is a Media and Entertainment lawyer in the London office of national law firm Gateley LLP. Oyinade works and advises on various contracts within the media industry including contracts for animators ranging from...


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Animation freelancer and graduate of the National Film and Television school. Wannabe cartoon writer/director, currently developing an animated series.


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Lewis is currently a BA Animation student at the University of the West of England. He is the host of a university radio film show on which he reviews films and interviews film industry talent. Lewis also presents...


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Sophie is an animation scriptwriter and storyteller based in the UK. She loves goldfish and doughnuts – but preferably not together.


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An animation graduate from AUB of the 2D and 3D kind. Writes stories heavily influenced by East Asian culture. Likes eating cookies in slow motion pretending to be an astronaut in space.


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Kerry Drumm, Melbourne based, is a freelance illustrator. Due to complete her PhD in animation, Kerry is also developing a feature film project with an ex-Aardman work buddy.


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I am an animation Industry professional with 21 years of animation industry experience, both in film, and in video games. I started in the industry immediately after college, where I was hired as Assistant Director...


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Rusty has animated on several films including Xmen: Days of Future Past, Into the Woods, and Night of the Museum 3. In 4 short years he’s traveled to 8 different countries while completely various projects. Through...


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Joseph is a film and theatre director working in animation, live-action, performance and puppetry. His films have won awards, screened at festivals internationally and received a BAFTA Cymru nomination in 2012. He has...


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Ben Prudden is a UK based freelance illustrator, animator, and designer who likes creating things and making them move to tell stories. He also likes writing about the work of other people that can do the same thing.


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