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Steve May Illustrates Sammy and the EXTRA-HOT Chilli Powder

Steve May masterfully illustrates the latest adventure by Charlie P. Brooks as we emBARK on a rip-roaring diamond heist adventure....

Two Terrible Vikings - Feast with the King by Francesca Simon and Steve May

GET READY! Hack and Whack are back in a brand-new bonkers adventure ...

Artist Spotlight - Steve May

We caught up with Steve May recently and asked him a few questions about his inspirations and other things!...

Super-Steve May collaborates with Phil Earle

Dynamic duo Phil Earle and Steve May have re-united just like the X-Men with a brand-new adventure for Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems list...

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  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.



  • BBC
  • Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • Capstone
  • Discover Children's Story Centre
  • Economist
  • Guardian Group
  • Harper Collins
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Penguin Random House
  • Scholastic Inc
  • Stripes