About Me

I'm a writer, animator and illustrator. TV credits include The Adventures of Abney and Teal, Dipdap, Tolibobs and Sarah and Duck for CBeebies.

I wrote a graphic novel, Probably Nothing, published by Penguin/Viking. I am co-author of two children’s books with Tom Duxbury, Santa's Beard and Reindeer's Nose, both published by Walker Books.

My comic strips have featured in the Guardian, Vice, Glamour and Art Review magazines, and my short films have screened at over 30 international festivals.

I also teach animation and illustration at Kingston University.

I’m always interested to hear about new offers of work. Email me or contact my agents, Emily Wraith at Berlin Associates (for TV) or Elinor Cooper at DKW (for books). Or find me on Twitter, @MatildaTris

Reference from Joel Stewart, creator and director of The Adventures of Abney and Teal:

“Matilda has provided the majority of plot-lines for our writing, as well as much of the narration and many, many general ideas and lots of editorial work throughout the whole process. Her ideas have been consistently funny, original, surprising, and downright numerous and I basically can't recommend her highly enough!” August 2011

Education

MA Animation, Royal College of Art, 2008
BA hons Illustration, University of Brighton, 2004
Six month exchange program, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2002
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Kingston University, 2001

Teaching

Senior Lecturer in Animation and Drawing, Kingston University, 2006 to present
Visiting Lecturer in Illustration, Camberwell College of Art, 2016
Visiting Lecturer in Animation, University of East London, 2016
Visiting Lecturer in Animation, Winchester College of Art, 2010
Visiting Lecturer in Animation, Anglia Ruskin School of Art, 2010/12
Lecturer in Animation, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, 2008

Research

Guest speaker at:

Visualising Pain, Birkbeck University 2014
The Art of Compassion, Southampton University 2014
Graphic Medicine, Truro Knowledge Spa, Exeter University 2015 (workshop leader)
Interdisciplinary seminar on Literature and Medicine, Oxford University 2015
National Trainees Event, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015