Photo credit: Silver Creek Writers' Residency.


While earning her Ph.D. in English at Western Michigan University, Catherine focused her studies on contemporary comics. She has published scholarly articles and delivered numerous presentations on North American comics and Japanese manga, including Lynda Barry's What It Is, Ellen Forney's Marbles, I. Merey's a+e 4ever, David Small's Stitches, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's Skim, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon, Yuu Watase's Alice 19th, Osamu Tezuka's Princess Knight, and more. 

Original Works

Catherine also writes and illustrates short comics. Selected works are below. 

"Home is a Shell" in Mystery House Comics 6x6: Home (script)

"Decisions" in Mystery House Comics' 6x6: Imagine (script)

"Current: An Interactive Poetry Comic" for Boise Public Library

"Prophesy" in Vine Leaves Literary Journal