The 5 Question Interview #39 with Steve Sims

We put 5 Questions to Steve Sims..

Who are you and what do you do?

Hi there, My name is Steve Sims. I am one of main Illustrators of the "Beast Quest" series published by Orchard books. I am also the creator and artist/writer of my own self published works "Kaiju: Fire and Grimstone", "The Wyrm and the Well" and most recently the "Beast Hunting Battle Badgers".

What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?

Anyone stopping by my table will be able to pick up copies of my self published works along with various prints, comissions, sketches and examples of my work on Beast Quest.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

The thing I enjoy most about what I do is the ability to make use of the weird and wonderful things in my head. I get paid to draw crazy beasts and weird things and it all helps to keep me sane.

What was the first comic you collected?

The first comic I ever collected (If its classed as a comic, which I think it kinda is) would be Asterix. Uderzo was a true master of his craft. The first American style comic I ever collected was (and still is) the original Eastman and Laird "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comics (not the archie, original Mirage all the way).

If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?

It would have to be the original Eastman and Laird/Mirage run of Ninja Turtles. Those books are full of pure freedom, fun and creativity. Two guys (and there mates) just doing what came naturally and totally knocking it out of the park.


Thanks Steve.

Be sure to check out Steve's website and stop by his table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello".