Catana Chetwynd is an illustrator from upstate New York – an illustrator with a soft spot for comics, romance, and wholesome stories. Her personal series, Catana Comics, has been running continuously since late 2016.
Since graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Psychology, Catana has spent her professional career illustrating full time. Her art focuses on whimsical, playful designs, which aims to make viewers feel warm, happy, and nostalgic.
Her personal comic series, Catana Comics, was started on a whim, with no official social media, website, direction, or name. But quickly, the autobiographical series grew, and so did the following. The comics soon came to find their official name, and garner a popular Instagram page, along with other social media.
As of 2023, Catana Comics has acquired over four million followers across multiple platforms, and has been published into four hardcover books, including multiple appearances on the New York Times Bestseller list. Today, the series continues to update weekly online, and has grown to feature a cast of characters.
Catana continues her other illustration work, which as always, moves to highlight the lighthearted moments in life. Her non-comic art background has focused mostly on physical traditional art, as well as large-scale street art. Today, her illustrations are mostly digital… though the occasional stick of chalk does find it’s way into her hand here and there.