Sam Taylor's gritty, bold and purposefully silly illustrations influenced by classic cartoons

London-based illustrator Sam Taylor is known for his bold, unbridled and explosive artworks, heavily influenced by classic cartoons and video games. Originally from Leicester, he's worked with a wealth of impressive clients since moving to London many moons ago – think Vice Magazine, BBC, The Guardian and Nike.

It's been a good few years since we first wrote about Sam. What's he been up to lately, I hear you ask? Well, he's just published his 90th weekly comic for NME, called Slime Zone. He also created the We Wormin' sticker set for Google Allo, that was released this month. And there has been recent editorial commissions for The New Yorker, The Guardian, Jacobin, The Atlantic and The Ringer.

How would he describe his style in his own words? "Fun. Carefully considered colour schemes. Intricate line-work. Nice balanced shapes, patterns. Reoccurring motifs and a cast characters trying to make sense of the world."

The Maid - for The New Yorker

The Maid - for The New Yorker

Arcade Machine - private commission

Arcade Machine - private commission

Mechanical Watch - for T3 Magazine

Mechanical Watch - for T3 Magazine

TV OD - for The Guardian

TV OD - for The Guardian

Lichtenstein - for my comic strip, Slime Zone, in NME

Lichtenstein - for my comic strip, Slime Zone, in NME

Muscle Worm - personal work

Muscle Worm - personal work

The Pink Tide - for Jacobin Magazine

The Pink Tide - for Jacobin Magazine

We Wormin' - for Google Allo messaging app

We Wormin' - for Google Allo messaging app

We Wormin' - for Google Allo messaging app

We Wormin' - for Google Allo messaging app