October Jones is the pseudonym of English animator Joe Butcher who was born and raised in Birmingham, England.
Joe developed a keen interest in visual storytelling at school, particularly the cartoons of Chuck Jones. Upon leaving school, he attended the University of Wolverhampton and came away with a first class degree in Animation.
After graduating, Joe landed a job at a small media company in Derby, where he designed learning software for kids. The company has won several BETT Awards for its educational CD-ROMs and web games. Joe remains a keen animator and his YouTube videos have accumulated almost one million views. He has worked on animation projects for the BBC, as well as doing music videos for UK comedy band The Amateur Transplants.
Ironically, Joe spent most of his childhood afraid of dogs.