I recently had lunch with Steve Simpson after a video shoot we were doing together. The man is a serious talent. As a professional illustrator, he was explaining to me that sometimes, he has to just illustrate something for himself. Magic Monkey was the result this time. Simpson was born in the UK and has worked on animated series’ like Danger Mouse and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
If you’re not already, you should be following UK illustrator, animator, and Masters student, Robin Boyden. He may be early in his career, but he has already produced an impressive portfolio of award-winning illustrations. With his constant delivery of fresh and vibrant characters, he is quickly rising to the top.