Mimi, Boj and Pops playing music with upcycled flag

2012-2016 Boj TV Series

Empire of Sponge Glen Baxter illustration

2011 Empire of Sponge - Glen Baxter
Feature Film Development

Hands on History web series for the BBC by Beakus and Pesky

2011 BBC Hands on History Webtoons

Frank's Zappa TV series development by Pesky and Dandy for eOne

2010 Frank's Zappa TV Series Development

Billion Dollar Bow-Wow Billy with Polly being chased

2010 Billion Dollar Bow-Wow TV Series Development

Bride and groom black and white illustration by Claire Underwood

2009 Wedding Illustration

Tooth fairy and girl flying over rainbow and magical castle

2009 Disney Pitch

Robotic underwater turtle approaching gangster octopus!

2008 Turtle Pitch

Toma Leche website designed by Evgeni Tomov

2008 Toma Leche Website

Cartoon chase across family tree

2007 Trodds TV Series Development

Cartoon elephant with squirting trunk - logo and branding

2007 Little Squirt Branding

Healthtracker logo

2007 HealthTracker Logo

Cartoon Network 2007 idents by Pesky

2007 Cartoon Network TV Idents

Animated Bayeux tapestry - Harold being killed

2007 Bayeux Tapestry Pitch

Eminem with chainsaw and Dr Dre - Animation based on David Whittle's illustration

2007 A Boy Called

Ami, Giggle and Thing at the disco! Thingamigiggles a TV pilot by Pesky Productions with HIT Entertainment

2006 Thingamigiggles TV Pilot

Multicoloured dancing outline characters

2005 Sundae Club Ringtone

Mami Wata traditional story in animated shadow puppet technique for the BBC

2005 BBC Mami Wata Web Animation

Xan, Adi, Enk - the Amazing Adrenalini Brothers

2005 Adrenalini TV Series

Missy Miss designs for T-shirts, bags, stickers, stationary and other licensed products for teen girls.

2004 MissyMiss Licensing Designs

Denem questionnaire characters for Guys and St Thomas's hospital

2004 Guys Hospital Interactive Questionnaire

BT Rich Media illustration by Jo Simpson

2004 BT Rich Media Web Infomercial

Fun characters for primary school interactive maths site for the BBC

2004 BBC MathKidz Pitch

Thingamijig - early Thingamigiggles design for TV pilot

2003 Thingamijig TV Series Development

Projax game TV advert

2003 Projax TV Advert

Early designs of Newton and Trixie, Zero, Vin and Miss Macbeth from the Invisible Network of Kids - by Claire Underwood at Pesky

2003 Invisible INK TV Series Development

Nestle chocolate bars as cartoon characters

2003 Choc Idols Web Animations

Tweenies copy me do interactive dance game for CBeebies

2003 CBeebies Tweenies Webgame

Cartoon Steven Hawking, Madonna, Andre Agassi and Santa in comic dinner party drama

2002 I Could Murder A Curry TV Series Development

CBeebies Tikkabilla Jive dance game

2002 CBeebies Tikkabilla Webgame

Screenshot of Little Robots interactive game for CBeebies

2002 CBeebies Little Robots Webgame

Amazing Adrenalini Brothers on motorbikes by volcano from TV short episode Volcano of Venom!

2002 Adrenalini Shorts

Stress Maniacs animated gameshow - Channel 4 pilot

2001 Stress Maniacs Channel 4 TV Pilot

Stan face

2001 Philips Stan

Munchsters Lunchpod characters

2001 Munchsters Lunchpods Webtoons

Man by drinks dispenser

2001 Darwin Awards Pilot Animations

Radio 2 folk music play along

2001 BBC Radio 2 Interactive Folk

Eurovision song contest interactive game for BBC radio 2

2001 BBC Radio 2 Eurovision Webgame

Terry Wogan Eurovision make over game

2001 BBC Radio 2 Eurovision Makeover

Air hostess

2000 Tell Tale Website

Cartoon Randall and Hopkirk Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

2000 Randall and Hopkirk Deceased Screensaver

Nicotinell stop smoking plan

2000 Nicotinell Web Animations

Jonathan Ross Interactive Makeover

2000 Jonathan Ross Makeover

Disco Vicars

2000 Disco Vicars Concepts

Back pain

2000 BBC Radio 2 Backpain Interactive Infographic

Espresso Education characters

1999-2011 Espresso Education Characters

Eastenders interactive makeover - Dot Cotton

1999-2008 BBC Eastenders Makeover

Stressed Eric interactive animation - puking Maria

1999 Stressed Eric Webgame

Shining twins from Psychobabble TV pilot

1999 Psychobabble Interactive TV Development

On Digital ident - dog playing tennis

1999 On Digital TV Idents

Fruit-tella milking machine

1999 Fruit-tella Website

Crimecrackers clown detective and dog

1999 Crimecrackers Interactive Series Development

Gobu Budget rent a car bunny skiing

1999 Budget Rent-a-car Illustrations

operation game for BBC Casualty

1999 BBC Casualty Webgame

Johnny Vaughan and Kelly Brook Big Breakfast

1998 Big Breakfast Screensaver

Head and Shoulders - Jules with water cooler

1998 Adtools Head and Shoulders

Kamikaze Kat

1998 Adtools Cat

Cartoon Naturist

1997 Naked TV Series Development

Bionic bug races

1997 Bionic Bugs Interactive Concept

Big Breakfast TV show website 1990s

1997 Big Breakfast Website Design

CyberPest virtual pet CD rom 1990s

1996 CyberPest CD-ROM Pet

Claire Underwood (Pictures) and David Hodgson (Words) have been creatively collaborating for over 20 years. In that time they’ve worked on more than 120 projects ranging from TV series to web games and licensing to logos.

The Pesky story began in 1995 when Claire and David met whilst working at Epic Multimedia in Brighton, UK. Together they created a cartoony virtual pet, ‘CyberPest’ for the CD-ROM market.

In the years that followed Claire and David generated tons of concepts, characters and cartoons from their London studio for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Cartoon Network, MTV, Nestle and Philips.

During this time Pesky built a reputation as innovators of interactive animation – (RIP Pesky Flash website!) Their playful and immersive style proved ideal for websites like The Big Breakfast, Fruitella, Espresso Education, BBC Radio 2 and CBeebies online.

Whilst working on projects for clients, Pesky were also developing their own TV series and interactive concepts – some in collaboration with eOne, HIT and Disney. David also developed a feature film alongside absurdist cartoonist, Glen Baxter.

Between 2002-2007 Pesky produced ‘The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers!’ The show started as shorts for CBBC, and ended up as a 78 x 7 minute series showing in over 80 countries worldwide and winning major honours, including a coveted BAFTA.

‘The Invisible Network of Kids’ – a TV series that Claire and David pitched at Cartoon Forum in 2002, has been further developed and produced into the international top-rating half hour series from French producer Samka.

In 2014 Pesky completed their first preschool production, ‘Boj’, created and directed by Claire, produced by David and in collaboration with head writer Dave Ingham. The series is now championed by some of the world’s best broadcasters, including CBeebies (UK), ABC (Australia), Sprout (US), Zouzous (France), Clan (Spain), and many more. Boj is now embarking on his journey from successful TV character to global licensing brand, with exciting plans for 2016.

Looking towards the next 20 years, Claire and David continue to think up fresh ideas for a new generation – in their inimitable pesky style!

Pesky Awards

For ‘The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers!’

David Hodgson – Dan Chambers – Claire Underwood

BAFTA (Nomination) – 2012

Best Children’s Animation

BAFTA (Winner) – 2006

Best Children’s Animation

Pulcinella (Winner) – 2006

Best TV Series All Ages

Anima Mundi (Winner) – 2003

Best Children’s Animation

Annecy (Winner) – 2002

Prix des Internautes
(people’s choice)

Thanks to all the fantastic animators, designers, writers, producers, storyboard artists, voices, musicians and programmers who have worked with Pesky over the years…

Dave Ingham, Sarah Bird, Kevin Howell, Mick Cooke, Paul Stone, Krystal Georgiou, Mike Coles, Trevor Ricketts, Pete Western, Paul James, Harvey Gunn-Humphryes, Stuart Evans, Jason Donovan, Josie Taylor, Dave Benson-Phillips, Dominica Warburton, Caroline Shaw, Omar Khan, Sudha Bhuchar, Ziggy Badans, Sophie Goldstein, Jack Gardner, Angelo Illsley, Poppy Hodgson, Matthew Hood, Ruth Ducker, Melanie Ostler, Glen Baxter, Milo Waterfield, Steve Smith, Leigh Hodgkinson, Daniel Roche, David Schweitzer, Andy Williams, Dan Berlinka, Sean Carson, Tim Fehrenbach, Richard Jeffery, Ben Ward, Lisa Akhurst, Neil Richards, Annie Richards, Matt Costello, Evgeni Tomov, Ben Mantle, Dan Chambers, Nick Ostler, Mark Huckerby, Sarah Roper, Gary Boller, Steven Lenton, Elena Bolado, Melissa Venet, Mia Nilsson, Hamish Koci, Adele Gonzague, Tatiana Kober, Andrew Brenner, Jill Southern, Chris Garbutt, Dave Needham, Andrea Tran, Oliver Brown, Kevin Frostick, Michelle Frostick, Helen Piercy, Chris Drew, Jimeno Farfan, Inna Phillimore, George Shilling, Colin Crawford, Stephen Whittle, David Whittle, Suman Joshi, John Bullivant, Jo Simpson, Barry Baker, Olly Smith, Gareth Axford, Tim Compton, Sandra Salter, Kirsten Thacker, Michelle Yu, Ian Culbard, Joris Van Hulzen, Johnny Daukes, Melissa Gates, Ruth Lingford, Andrew Bent, Martin Packer and the teams at Wafer Audio, Cloth Cat, Thud Media, Kavaleer Productions and Studio B

…and anyone we may have forgotten (sorry)!