Steve May has illustrated a new book for middle grade readers, set in the rambunctious world of Vikings.
Featuring anarchic Hack and Whack, who originally had their own picture book written by award-winning Francesca Simon. Asked why she enjoyed writing about naughty children she said that it was freeing and more fun to write about kids who are upending what we expect. Children can run wild and free without supervision.
Steve was a timid child but found his inner joy when illustrating characters who just don't care, the gang of children in the book is the one he wishes he was in, including the pet scruffy wolf cub, Bitey Bitey. The descriptions of the characters were so vivid they came very easily to him, his favourite to draw was Dirty Ulf. You can see more of Steve's hilarious illustrations from this project on his portfolio