Simon is a writer, a printmaker and a multi-award-winning producer of children’s animation, including ‘Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids’ and ‘Wolves, Witches & Giants’.
His printmaking practice dates back to his time at the Cambridge School of Art, and later, St Martin’s School of Art. He went on to study animation at West Surrey College of Art & Design in Farnham. After a career in animation, he returned to printmaking and is currently working on two series of prints. ‘The Venues’ looks at the buildings where future stars such as Bowie and The Jam played some of their early gigs, and ‘Celtic Fringe’ is inspired by the western coastal regions of Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and Ireland.
As a writer he created, developed and contributed scripts to a number of animated series and gained an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. He is a regular contributor to the Children’s Media Conference blog and is currently writing a speculative fiction novel. He is studying for an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University from October 2021.
Image, Simon Bor, ‘The Road to Barnard Castle’, linocut, 2020