Karen Sim

I am a Vancouver Island-based illustrator and artist, specializing in book illustration, fantasy art, creature and character design, and concept work.

New works, updates, and events!

Want to follow new projects, find out about upcoming shows and events, or join my online community? You can also follow @ksimurbangoat on Instagram, or check out my Facebook page, Urban Goat Art &Design. Hope to see you there!

  • SURPRISE!! It EXISTS at last! Proof arrived for my very first creature book! First copies should be available within the week, in time for a reveal at the River City Art Festival in Campbell River, July 20th- if you're around, come and find me, for there will be special deals in place. 
Hope to have online ordering set up shortly as well, along with a fresh new website. Whoof! ..... please send coffee.... just, so much more coffee....
  • I'm not dead! Honest! But over been busy, re:
...need'em the meantime, here's a taste of my continuing experiments with colour- meet the "meikah". I'll present him properly when he's done of course. Stay tuned!
Lots of love to Lilly's Cafe too, for yummy coffee and friendly doodle space!
  • And as I wait impatiently for a book proof to arrive, I introduce... an emthrumn. I'm looking forward to doing colour tests with her- until then, any names come to mind?
Been working on book pages for weeks now, and I'm just....pooped. Brain-pooped. Blek. 
Hopefully I'll have a sneak peek ready for everyone soon!
  • After the chaos of last week, I decided I needed to do something unwindy... so I cracked out the new coloured pencils and started some "surprise creatures" in my sketchbook. Thoughts? Suggestions?
I also wanted to wave at all the new people I got to meet and chat with on Saturday who may have found themselves here- hello!! You guys rock- everybody, wave at each other, cuz you're all amazing- :D
  • Sometimes you just need to get out of the house and grab some inspiration...
Tomorrow is the Nanaimo Geek Con, so today is a packing and setup day. Hope to introduce some new people to the squonk and other beasties!
  • It's been a busy, frustrating last couple of weeks, but I swear I'm not dead! I did grab some new coloured pencils though, and tried out an off the cuff doodle. I give you.... today's mood-beast...
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