Copyright Matilda Tristram 2021

About Me

I am a writer, illustrator, animation director and producer with over ten years' experience working in children's media. I have written for multi-award-winning TV shows, such as Peppa Pig, Sarah and Duck, Dipdap, Olobob Top, Tish Tash and Morph. Clients include Blue Zoo, Aardman Animation, Ragdoll Productions, Karrot Animation, Beakus and The Elf Factory.

I post regular comics on Instagram @MatildaTr


My picture books and comics are published by Penguin, Cicada, Quarto, Viking and Walker Books. Strips have featured in the Guardian, Vice, Glamour and Art Review magazines.


I teach Animation, Script Writing and Illustration at Kingston University and the Royal College of Art. Workshops include stop-frame and hand drawn animation, collage, puppetry, live action, editing, lighting, sound design, concept and story development.


I love collaborating with companies to develop their ideas, and am always interested to hear about new projects. Contact my agent, Emily Wraith at Berlin Associates, 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

Professional Summary

Co creator, writer and director on a new preschool series at TroMi animation (2021)

Writer and creative developer on a new preschool series at Blue Zoo (2021)

Short film script in development at Aardman Animations (2021)

Executive producer on a new animated series for young adults at Public Dreams Ltd (2021)

Live action comedy in development at Potboiler Productions (2020)

Writer, Peppa Pig, The Elf Factory (2017-2020)

Writer, Tish Tash, Karrot Entertainment (2020)

Writer, Morph, Aardman (2019)

Writer, Olobob Top, Beakus (2016-19)

Writer, Sarah and Duck, Karrot Entertainment (2014-2017)

Writer, Dipdap, Ragdoll Productions (2011)

Co creator, Writer, Animation director, the Adventures of Abney and Teal (CBeebies), Ragdoll Productions. (2011)