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Daft! Chats with Hannah Walker - Alex Collier

  • Bobiks The Punch Bowl Hotel, 125 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne England (map)

Join the delightful Hannah Walker for a good old chin wag at Bobiks.

Hannah will be interviewing an interesting person with links to the North East on a quarterly basis. Get up close and personal and find out what makes these extraordinary people tick as we shoot the breeze and probably ask some wholly inappropriate questions. There will also be a Q & A session at the end for you to ask your burning questions. 

To kick us off we have the talented Alex Collier, animator, illustrator, writer and all round good egg!

Following an eight-year stint as co-editor and cartoonist for Viz comics, Alex moved into writing children’s TV comedy.

His credits include the Best Children’s Comedy BAFTA winning Class Dismissed, as well as Mr Bean: The Animated Series, and Danger Mouse – while also working as lead writer on the Danger Mouse comic.

Alex also wrote for the CBBC hit Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed, the Johnny Vegas animation The Rubbish World of Dave Spud (CITV), DNN (CBBC) and Nickelodeon’s Nella the Princess Knight.

As an animator, he has produced comedy films with Vic Reeves and Ross Noble.

As an illustrator, he has been published in a series of best-selling Harper Collins books; as a director he was behind a series of Channel 4 Comedy Blaps, voiced by Steve Coogan and Sarah Millican and as himself, he appeared on Comedy Central’s Grouchy Young Men.

Alex has written for Radio 4’s Pick of the Week. In 2016, he saw off three hundred entrants to become a CBBC Anim8 finalist. He still knocks out comics for Viz, 20 years later.

Basically, he will do absolutely anything he can to avoid real work.


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