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Saddle Up! It's Time for Buck ā€˜Nā€™ Bronco, Hit the Road! Illustrated by Steve May

If ever there were a dream team then Guy Bass and Steve May are it. Buck ā€˜Nā€™ Bronco, Hit the Road! is the latest illustrated fiction...

Two Terrible Vikings The New Francesca Simon Book

Steve May has illustrated a new book for middle grade readers, set in the world of Vikings, featuring Hack and Whack, who orignally...

Shark Super Powers Illustrated by Steve May

Written by marine biologists Jillian Morris & Duncan Brake and illustrated by Steve May, Shark Super Powers delivers a fact-filled...

Anna Gain and The Same 60 Seconds Illustrated by Steve May

OUT NOW Anna Gain and the Same 60 Seconds by Guy Bass and Steve May published by Barrington Stoke. Ever-punctual Anna Gain is never...

Steve May

Steve May

Born in Hastings and now a seasoned Londoner Steve has been a life-long doodler, studying fine art and film making in Nottingham and Animation at the Royal College of Art.

Steve has honed his scratchy, spontaneous illustration style to perfection and his complimentary illustration and animation skills have catapulted him in a number of interesting directions, including his role as the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge artist. He was a natural fit to take on the role of lead creative on the fun filled Superheroes exhibition for Discover, which beautifully showcased his skills in character design and creative interactive animation.

Steve makes the perfect partner for some of todays leading childrens authors. His energetic black and white line and his anarchist tendencies made him a great match for Puffin's best-selling Dennis the Menace fiction series and with his surreal sense of humour he was a natural pairing for Harry Hill's Matt Mills series and Francesca Simon’s new Terrible Viking books published by Faber and Faber.

Steve has been happily immersed in a world of burps, beards and bogeys as part of his collaboration with Gareth Jones on the Pet Defenders series and enjoys working with the hilarious Guy Bass for Barrington Stoke.



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