About Me

I'm a writer, animator, illustrator and lecturer. Thanks for visiting my site.

I write for children’s TV, with credits including episodes of 'Sarah and Duck', 'Dipdap', 'Tolibobs' and 'The Adventures of Abney and Teal' for CBeebies.

I am coauthor of two children’s books with Tom Duxbury, Santa’s Beard and Reindeer’s Nose, published by Walker Books and illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

I also write comics. My first graphic novel, 'Probably Nothing', was published by Penguin/Viking (2014). Since it came out I’ve worked with doctors and medical students at Imperial College, Exeter University, The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Homerton University Hospital to improve patient communication with the use of comics.

My comic strips have featured in the Guardian, Vice, Glamour and Art Review magazines, my short films have been shown at festivals around the world.

I teach animation and illustration part-time on the Art Foundation course 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