Rise of the Monkey (aka Simon Edwards) is an independent Illustrator & Graphic Designer based in the North West of England.
I've been interested in illustration & design ever since I was a kid, I guess I just never grew out of it.
Over the years this has developed into a passion for Print, Illustration & Vinyl Figures.
Whilst initially focusing on graphic design (something I still really enjoy to do) I began to realise illustration was something that I really wanted to pursue as more than just a hobby.
I have a wide range of influences including UK & International illustrators & designers, anime, books, comics, film, music & travel.