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 traveled 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 Simon and Schuster.
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 follow-up series of drawing activity books for adults, the 'Draw Your Way To A Younger Brain' was released in 2016. She has since gone on to produce the popular adult colouring series 'I Heart... Colouring' with titles including Mermaids, Unicorns and Drag Queens.
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 is currently working for several publishers on freelance illustration work whilst continuing her work on the Cirque Du Mort.