Anastasia Catris is a freelance illustrator and writer from Wales in the United Kingdom. After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Hons in English Literature, she travelled to the United States to pursue her passion for comics and graphic novels by studying at The Kubert School of Comic and Cartoon Art.
She returned to the UK in 2009, taking her first art job as an illustrator for HarperCollins Publishers. Her debut illustrated book, 'SuBo’s Cat: The Imaginings of Susan Boyle’s Pampered Pussy', a satirical comedy cartoon, was published through HarperCollins in 2010 and was sold in book stores worldwide.
She began exhibiting at comic conventions in 2011, becoming a regular face at MCM Expos as well as local conventions. Her experience at conventions led her to producing ACEOs and Sketch Cards, for which she has since been hired by International companies including DC, IDW, Dynamite, Marvel, Perna Studios, Cryptozoic and Breygent Marketing.
As a freelance illustrator she has most recently worked for Orion Publishing, Kerrang! Magazine and Cygnus Alpha: The Doctor Who Fanzine.
Her 'Colour Me Mindful' series of colouring books, published through Orion Publishing has gone on to produce 6 books in 2015, all of which have been very well received and reproduced in different countries around the world including America, Canada, Australia, Germany and Korea. Her knew series of colouring/drawing activity books for adults, the 'Draw Your Way To A Younger Brain' series is set for release worldwide in February 2016.
After completing a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for her creator-owned project Cirque Du Mort, which reached its target within 36 hours of going live in 2014, the first volume of this book has remained consistently on the Amazon Kindle best seller list for its genre. She has also recently completed projects for DC on their Super Villains trading card set.
She is currently working for several publishers on freelance illustration work whilst continuing her work on the Cirque Du Mort.
Chriton Seward Photography
Anastasia is a fantastic artist whose original art work graces the walls in my office. It's a pleasure to view every time I walk in there to do my work.
I cannot recommend her skills and talent more highly.
I offered Anastasia a job to design a company logo for the Reservoir Wolves band. I had given Ana a rough idea of how I wanted it to look but the results surpassed all expectations. A very friendly, helpful, talented and dedicated service provider, Ana deserves to go a long way in her chosen vocation.
Anastasia was a great addition to our team, very conscientious and hard working and full of good ideas. So many good ideas that in fact we commissioned one of them as a book which she then wrote and illustrated!
The Kubert School
Ana is a very creative individual. Her artistic ability is superior to the average student at the Kubert School. She is quite tenacious when working on a project. She won’t stop until the work is completed according to her own strict set of standards. She is also highly professional, mature and intelligent. If you ever needed her to do a job, you would never have to worry about the quality of the work or when it would be delivered. Ana will get the job done right.
Anastasia was extremely helpful throughout the process of designing and illustrating a promotional picture for my nutrition company. I was very detailed in my brief and she went on to produce exactly what I wanted. Highly recommended.
The Sprout Online
Anastasia is a highly talented and original artist. She is always a pleasure to work with due to her original ideas, creative output, and bright and friendly disposition.