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Showing posts with label steve may. Show all posts
Showing posts with label steve may. Show all posts

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

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The Bookmark project

Here's this years offering for Sharon Hattersley's Bookmark Project which runs every year to raise as much money as possible for Katiyo Primary School in Zimbabwe! This year I thought 'Who doesn't LOVE an acrobatic farting dacshshund?'

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

National Tea Day

Of course on #National Tea Day the ONLY question being asked is which is the best dunking biscuit?*
*obviously a jammy dodger is a stupid choice but what do you expect from a cat?
(Anyway, what's a cat doing drinking a cup of tea you FREAKS?!?!) 

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

New Viking series with Francesca Simon!

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be teaming up with best-selling 'Horrid Henry' author Francesca Simon for a new series for Faber & Faber which "features a marauding band of terrible Vikings, led by terror twins Hack and Whack, who are adored by their parents for being the worst Vikings in the village" 

I'm very excited to be working with Francesca, 
I've already caught myself laughing out loud at the text which is ALWAYS the best sign and I'm relishing the chance of bringing Hack and Whack's terrible exploits to life. (Getting to draw a baby wolf called Bitey Bitey is also a magnificent bonus too!)

Here's a link the the article at The Bookseller

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Yule Cat says "BÖO!"

Jólakötturin, the Icelandic Yule Cat is 'a vicious cat who lurks about the snowy countryside during Christmas time and eats people who have not received any new clothes to wear before Christmas Eve.'(!)

Praying you ALL get new socks this year!

Thursday, 31 October 2019

The Knückle Crüshers

Celebrating Halloween & the 'unnëcessary hëavy mëtal ümlaut'!


(from an idea by Rachel Delahay Lefever)

Diana Ditch (Boris Johnson's drag name)

(from an original tweet by Mark Gatiss)

Thursday, 11 July 2019

A Bestiary of (dimly remembered) Literary Terms

I was following a thread by @katemond on Twitter about 7 year olds being forced to learn about 'fronted adverbials' at school & after looking the term up realised the reality was a hell of a lot duller than my original idea of what a Fronted Adverbial looked like.

I proceeded to draw some more dimly remembered terms from studying English literature back in the mists of time.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The Unlucky Eleven - publication day!

The Unlucky Eleven which is published today is my second collaboration with author Phil Earle for Barrington Stoke as part of their Little Gems series.
I really enjoyed illustrating this funny action packed story about a rather shambolic & comical football team with a supposedly cursed football kit! It's a very nicely produced & designed book & you can either by it online or even better head down to your nearest independent bookshop & ask for it.
"The action flows, both on the pitch and in the dressing room, and the story feels as real and authentic as a pair of muddy football boots. Steve May’s illustrations are bang on...A winner!"



Wednesday, 8 May 2019

The Haunted Tie (& other stories)

Excerpt from a series of horror stories I will never probably get around to writing...

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Sir Henry Rawlinson...

A fine quote from an eminently quotable movie 'Sir Henry At Rawlinsons End' written by the late great ginger geezer himself Viv Stanshall.

Monday, 25 March 2019