Giving up a burgeoning career in science, Steve started at Marvel’s UK office on April 1st 1986. His first credit was as colourist on Care Bears, which made his mum very proud. Since then he has worked as an editor for Marvel UK, Tundra UK and Titan Comics, as well as writing, illustrating, inking and colouring numerous and varied titles including not just comics but children’s non-fiction. He has also edited a line of artbooks for Titan Books, including the critically acclaimed Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart.
He has also been drawing since he was old enough to lift a pencil and is now illustrating on a professional basis. He has been called the ‘John Milius of Paleoart’ as a result of his dynamic approach to illustrating his preferred subject matter; this now includes not just dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, but marine life (as a result of a lifelong passion for sharks).
His greatest influences include: Bernie Wrightson, Frank Frazetta, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Gustav Dore, Doug Henderson, Greg Paul and comic artists too numerous to mention.