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Simon studied Animation at Farnham, and, more recently, was awarded an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University.
He set up Honeycomb Animation with Sara Bor and has been involved in children’s television since the mid 1980s.
As a writer, Simon has co-written and created several shows including Milkshake’s ‘Funky Valley’. As a director and producer, he has been responsible for several half-hour specials and over 20 animated series including multi-award-winning ‘Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids’ and ‘Wolves, Witches and Giants’.
Simon’s book of prints, ‘Cambridge Lost in Time’, is available on Amazon, along with ‘Red Riding Hood’s Phone’, an updated version of the traditional tale.
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