Catapult

“Be mindful of what you consume visually every day.”: Monica Ahanonu, Catapult Artist for April 2020

“I try and represent many types of beauty to show that everyone is beautiful in their own way.”

May 06, 2020
“It’s important for artists to evolve, to try new things”: Christina Chung, Catapult Artist for March 2020

“At art school, finding ‘A Style’ was the constant and collective struggle of all of us students—trying to find a way to define ourselves and stand out.”

Mar 30, 2020
“Craft your style carefully to own it!”: Shanee Benjamin, Catapult Artist for February 2020

“Find a unique niche and rock out! Understand that your illustration style is yours.”

Feb 28, 2020
“Every moment in life becomes a treasure hunt for inspiration”: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for January 2020

“I love that I get to read vivid stories, collaborate and connect with thoughtful and kind people, and learn new things all the time.”

Jan 31, 2020
The Challenges of Distilling Metaphor into Art: Kim Salt, Catapult Artist for November 2019

“Always meet your deadlines, do good work, and be easy to get along with.”

Nov 27, 2019
“It’s a great honor to lay eyes on a writer’s work and help give it a visual identity”: Nicole Caputo on Art, Design, and the First Year of the Catapult Artist Program

“Because Catapult is multifaceted, because our content spans so many subjects, it seemed the Catapult Artist program would really be an extension of what the magazine was already doing.”

Oct 31, 2019
“Self-belief gets you quite far as an illustrator”: Hannah Lock, Catapult Artist for October 2019

“Refrain yourself from throwing things away. Even if you think you’re going nowhere with what you’re creating.”

Oct 30, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author JP Infante

“When you’re a kid you’re not sure if you don’t know something because you haven’t been taught it or because you’re not supposed to know.”

Oct 07, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Kelsey Peterson

“I think, in pursuit of truth, science and religion still have to wrestle with the strictures of human knowledge, error, pride.”

Oct 02, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Jade Jones

“The narration style feels very conversational to me. I liked how second-person really tries to make the reader part of the story as well.”

Sep 30, 2019
“Look at everything!”: Celia Jacobs, Catapult Artist of September 2019

Learning to apply my curiosity wherever it’s needed has made my illustration career more fun and maybe more successful, too.

Sep 30, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Sarah Curry

“I slowly connected the dots that nearly all my friends—no matter what continent we had been on—had experienced some level of sexual violence.”

Sep 27, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Tamiko Beyer

“The themes of social justice, the magic of water, and the power of queer love to create a different world—these are themes that I return to again and again in my writing and my life.”

Sep 25, 2019
“People will always need art in their lives.”: Alexandra Bowman, Catapult Artist for August 2019

“Working for myself is all about balance. Although illustration is my career and passion, I still need to have a life outside of art-making.”

Aug 30, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Doug Henderson

“Some stories just flow out of you and you try to keep up as you write them. This story was not like that.”

Aug 28, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Laura Freudig

“When you feel like you have no power in a relationship, withholding becomes one of the only ways you can maintain the illusion of agency.”

Aug 26, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Erin Singer

“Inspiration came from the stupid pencil jar our family had when I was growing up.”

Aug 22, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Pingmei Lan

“It started with a voice—the young narrator telling me about her name.”

Aug 15, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author A.B. Young

“For me, I guess fairytales are where I am simultaneously most at home, and most at odds with the world around me.”

Aug 13, 2019