Matilda Tristram

Matilda Tristram studied animation at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008. Since then she has worked as a children’s writer, illustrator and filmmaker.

She was co-writer on two animated TV shows for CBeebies with Ragdoll Productions, The Adventures of Abney and Teal and Dipdap. Dipdap won a BAFTA in the short form category. Her short films have screened at over 30 festivals internationally.

Matilda is working on picture books with Tom Duxbury and also writes comics, many of which can be found at Her graphic memoir, Probably Nothing, about having treatment for stage 3 colon cancer whilst pregnant with her first baby was featured in The Guardian magazine in 2013 and published by Penguin Books in August 2014.

Matilda Tristram and Tom Duxbury’s first picture book, Santa’s Beard, was illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Walker Books in October 2014.