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Thursday, 14 January 2021

BUCK ‘N’ BRONCO Hit the Road!


Howdy pardners! You have to be FOOLS* to miss out on BUCK ‘N’ BRONCO Hit the Road!** my latest collaboration with the brilliant Guy Bass which is out on 1st APRIL published by Barrington Stoke!

*see what I did there?


** might contain horse farts.


'When the Happy Ranch theme park closes down to make way for a futuristic new adventure land, park mascots Buck and Bronco are out of a job and out of a home.

While Buck thinks its time for them to spread their wings and take the show on the road, Bronco wants nothing more than for their life to be exactly as it was ...

Can the pair discover new meaning beyond the park and recapture the fame they once had? Or are they destined to be yesterday's mascots?'

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Albert Johnson & the Buns of Steel - PUBLICATION DAY!

My THIRD collaboration with the brilliant Phil Earle Albert Johnson & The Buns Of Steel is published today by the lovely folk at Barrington Stoke. It's got giant robots, PLENTY of baked goods & jam grenades in it!

What an absolute riot this was to illustrate, Phil's writing is always very inspiring & I had a lot of fun drawing this I hope people will have a lot of fun reading it.

(I also love the fact that the title came from Phil's son who challenged him to get a book called 'Buns of Steel' published - and he DID!)

"This sparkling new story – brimming with Earle’s signature wicked wit and May’s anarchic illustrations – delivers slapstick giggles and guffaws on every page. Don’t miss the bun fun! 

(Pam Norfolk - Lancashire Post)


Albert Johnson’s dad is a Master Baker, so Albert will become one too, right? Wrong!

Albert’s not interested in baking. He likes football. Cricket. Tennis. Or any other sport you could name. But Albert’s dad still needs help in the family bakery, so he builds a machine like no other: the Doughmaster 5000. It seems to have solved all their problems, until one night, Dad’s miracle solution turns into a rampaging disaster. It’s up to Albert to fix the mess – but will his sporting skills save him now?

You can see our previous 2 collaborations Superdad's Day Off & Unlucky Eleven here!





Monday, 4 January 2021

Two Terrible Vikings by Francesca Simon - first peak at the cover!


Here's a peak at the final cover for Two Terrible Vikings written by the brilliant best selling author Francesca Simon & illustrated by me. I'm extremely excited about this series, this book was great fun to illustrate & I fell in love with a lot of the brilliant characters. If I catch myself laughing out loud when I'm working it's ALWAYS a good sign & Francesca's text is so funny & warm (despite all the snow inside) I think readers will really fall in love with Hack & Wack & their friends!

Two Terrible Vikings is published by Faber & you can pre-order it here

You can see the earlier cover here

Monday, 14 December 2020

Festive Krampuses (Krampi?) with seasonal knitwear.



 Some Krampus commissions - you TOO could own one you lucky people!

(He KNOWS if you've been bad or good & he doesn't give a ****!)

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Sun Has Got Its Hat On!

Drawn during a spurt of late summer optimism a couple of weeks back when it felt like the summer had come back with a vengeance - feels rather bittersweet right now. I still love the sound of an ice cream van.
Here's the original sketchbook piece drawn on a beautiful September afternoon on a table outside The Nag's Head in Walthamstow, one of my local pubs. I feel like the cold beer & sunglasses rather add to the whole vibe!



 

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Long Cat

Does what it says on the can.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Lockdown Bestiary - The Furlough

The Furlough - a mainly interior dwelling creature with a hefty Netflix habit & increasingly elastic grasp of what day it is...

Boo! (with apologies to Kitten Kong)


Thursday, 25 June 2020

'Walkies'

Villains are always the best fun to draw...

Overstretched

I drew this just before getting on my first bit of public transport for over 3 months. I spent so much time making myself small over lockdown, I'm a bit nervous how I'll manage to return to normal size...

Monday, 11 May 2020

Gareth P. Jones and Steve May introduce Pet Defenders

Author Gareth P Jones & I recently teamed up to talk about our Pet Defenders series of books

(warning contains living cheese, scary beards & an exploding illustrator!)



Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Laugh Out Lobster!

I just drew this rather tickled Laugh-Out-Lobster logo for

A WRITE LAUGH!
A funny writing competition for kids with and Go to littletiger.co.uk/a-write-laugh to find out how to enter. Visit authorfy.com/masterclasses/ for tips from lots of brilliant funny authors.

Top Quality Nonsense!

Steve May - purveyor of TOP QUALITY NONSENSE™ at your service for all your illustrative & animation needs! You can see more work here & here & for animation go here