Steve Tillotson was trained as an artist at Batley School of Art and Design, and went on to do a masters degree in Printmaking at the London Royal College of Art. A career as a fine artist didn't work out, so Tillotson ventured into the UK small press comics scene by publishing the first issue of 'Banal Pig' together with Gareth Brooks in 2005.
He then collaborated with Jemima Von Schindelberg on the full-length story 'Ethel Sparrowhawk'. A sequel followed in 2009. In that same year, Tillotson and Brookes published 'The Manly Boys Annual', as well as 'The Banal Pig Landscape Anthology'. Tillotson is also the author of the webcomic 'Ape's Epic Adventure'.