From Anthony: "I'm an illustrator and animator. I have a weakness for cookies and cute cats. When my face is not 5 inches from a computer screen and a Wacom pen in my hand, you can find me reading a book, playing with my cats, or listening to music louder than I should be. I graduated from New Mexico State Universtiy with BA in animation and visual effects, You can find my weird illustrations on Instagram."
Alma Sheppard-Matsuo is a queer hāfu artist - illustrator, printmaker and educator from Brooklyn NY. They split their time as a freelance artist working for such organizations as the People's Climate Movement, Bread & Puppet Theater and the War Resister's League. As an educator, Alma has taught in a number of schools and creative arts education programs from NYC, to Minneapolis MN to Kolkata, India. In the classroom, they use art to explore topics like living wage, gender expression and food deserts. You can follow them on instagram or facebook or support their work on patreon.
Darcy is the founder of riotcakes, a business created to validate and empower with feminist & LGBTQ* accessories and stationary. If rainbows and cute designs are your thing, you might also like riotcakes! Darcy is a queer cat-loving nerd trying their best to spread positivity to fight back against oppressive systems. If you'd like to know more, check out riotcakes.com or follow Darcy on social media @riotcakes!
Nicole is a notorious overthinker, extreme early bird and will easily cry at the sight of a cute cat. Creativity in many forms caught her interest from a young age and has only grown and developed as she’s gotten older. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and currently works at a design firm in Santa Fe, NM. If she’s not designing or making something, you’ll find her binge listening to podcasts or adoring her two cats Hazel and Scout. You can find photos of her illustration work and aforementioned adorable cats on her Instagram or check out her Etsy shop Great Small Things.
Judith Loske is a freelance illustrator from Germany. After graduating in 2010 she specialised in children's book and designs for nursery. She uses a combination of traditional media - like gouache, pencils and collage - with the benefits of digital media to create her art. Often her two cats are watching her while she is painting in her little studio. If she is not making art she loves to read, crochet and cultivate her succulents. Visit her online on Instagram or on her website.
Karla is a freelance illustrator, originally from Mexico and currently based in England. She likes to spend her time reading, walking, eating pasta and doing yoga when possible. She’s into simple narratives, and would like to travel the world one day. You can see more of her work on her website, Instagram, and her Etsy.
Alissa Levy is an illustrator and designer from Germany and is the owner and artist behind the Etsy Shop »Alissa Levy«, featuring custom portraits and fun illustrations of cats and people. She loves making short films and everything weird and bizarre. Alissa is convinced that her cat is able to receive signals from other planets. Find Alissa on Instagram or visit her Etsy Shop.
Matou en Peluche is principally myself, Sam Battersby: chief artist, illustrator, and drawing machine!
I have been enthusiastically drawing and making things since before I can remember.
Over the years I've written and cartooned for a number of magazines such as Mad Magazine, IF magazine and Eddie Magazine and illustrated articles for magazines, newspapers and children's books. I have also had exhibitions of my drawings and paintings and I have also been known to do a bit of performance art…
Jamie is an artist who currently creates from her studio in Baltimore, MD. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she is the owner and artist behind The Dancing Cat, an online shop featuring her whimsical and unique cat designs. When she's not drawing and painting, she's squeezing the neighborhood cats and eating waffles. She loves sitting out in the sun with the neighbor's cat waiting for the next meal... Visit Jamie's shop, The Dancing Cat or check out her Instagram.
Katherine Liu is a designer and illustrator studying and living in the Bay Area. She loves making short travel films, playing the ukulele, and reading books of all kinds. Other obsessions include doodling and writing (about cats and people), and publishing zines about things like happiness and loneliness. You can see more of her work on her website, blog, or Instagram.
Rachel is an illustrator from tiny tropical El Salvador who recently relocated to the Alps with her cat Hemingway. Whenever she finds time she loves to travel, doodle in her sketchbook or check off another book from her 7 year waiting list. Hemingway enjoys chewing off book corners and remains skeptical about the cold European weather and the distinct lack of palm trees to climb. Find Rachel online here:
Cortney Elizabeth is an autistic artist based in the little town of Perry, Ohio.
She's never been able to whistle, cries a little bit every single time she sees a dog, is a little bit too obsessed with Tracy Chapman, and spends most of her days battling with chronic illness.
Cortney hopes to draw attention to the marginalization of disabled women through her art and writing, and befriend a few dogs along the way.
You can find her and her art on Instagram.
Camila Rosa is a freelance illustrator and designer from the south of Brazil who recently moved to Brooklyn NY. She is also a member of a girl collective of street art in Brazil called Coletivo Chá. She likes to spend her time drawing, discovering new vegan places and going to punk/hardcore shows. For more info about her check her website, follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Virginia Cassel is a visual artist, writer, and aspiring tattooist studying and living the Berkshires. She’s into graphic novels, alternative comics, postmodern and magic realist literature, comedy, traveling, outdoor adventures, and getting embarrassingly serious about stick-and-pokes. You can check out her black and white ink drawings on her blog here, or follow her on Instagram.
Megan Lynn Kott has been working for nearly a decade as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. She paints watercolor cats, cute animals, sad animals, more cats, redheads, weird animals, flowers, and did I mention cats? Currently, she works with a variety of clients such as Chronicle Books, Maximum Fun, and Tea Collection. In addition to being an artist, she is a lifelong cat lover - her first word was "kitty." All work is created in Detroit, MI under the supervision of a tiny Griffin she calls "cat." For more cat stuff visit her at: www.meganlynnkott.com
'Hi my name is Ma Alejandra Mayorga, I’m a freelancer illustrator and graphic designer based in Bogotá, Colombia. I love cats, puppies, bunnies and all kind of cute “kawaii” animals. My work is characterized by bright colors, typographic variations and illustration. You can find me and see more about me at Instagram, Facebook and Behance.'
Andrea is a freelance illustrator based in sunny Central America. She is in love with animals, books and nature, and is especially excited about all things outer space. She's constantly trying new mediums in which to apply her illustrations and is currently making her own handmade ceramic line. You can see more of her work on Instagram, Facebook and Behance.
Kim Nieves is a freelance illustrator, designer, and fine artist living in Chicago, Illinois. She loves documentaries, red wine, brownies, and most of all her husband Matt and perfect black cat, Penumbra. You can check out her other work on Etsy.