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Anastasia Catris

Anastasia Catris is an illustrator from Wales known for her 'Colour Me Mindful' series of adult colouring books.

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 acclaimed expos including Showmasters and MCM. Her experience at conventions led her to producing ACEOs and Sketch Cards, for which she has since been hired by International companies including Fox, Marvel, DC, IDW, Dynamite, Perna Studios, Cryptozoic and Breygent Marketing working on properties such as Red Sonja, Vampirella, Ghostbusters and Firefly.

As a freelance illustrator she has most recently worked for Orion Publishing, Kerrang! Magazine and Cygnus Alpha: The Doctor Who Fanzine.

Most recently she has completed a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for her creator-owned project Cirque Du Mort, which reached its target within 36 hours of going live. She has also recently completed projects for DC on their upcoming 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. Her series of adult colouring books: 'Colour Me Mindful' are available now.

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Colour Me Mindful: The Benefits of Colouring Books as a Calming Tool

Through colouring in you can focus your mind on one small task at a time, whether that is shading an area, or losing yourself in the finer details. While this is by no means a cure for stress or anxiety, it can definitely be another weapon to add to your arsenal, calming and centring your mind.
11/08/2015 17:14 BST