From the Editors

Stirring Ideas to Life: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for May

By leaving her job as a lawyer and taking a leap of faith to become a full-time illustrator, Sirin Thada says, “I was finally honoring a part of me that had been there all along.”

May 31, 2019
As an artist, “it’s important to make time for friends and sunshine.”: Meryl Rowin, Catapult Artist for April

“In college, I think there was this idea floating around that a real illustrator worked all night—and if they weren’t, they were half ass-ing it. [Now,] I like to give my brain some time to absorb and to rest in equal measure.”

May 03, 2019
“Whatever you want to make, just make it.”: Anja Slibar, Catapult Artist for February

“Don’t focus on what’s popular; focus on what’s there for you to try.”

Mar 01, 2019
Art as Therapy and Benign Vengeance: Elizabeth Haidle, Catapult Artist for January

“I’ve wrapped my business model around my kiddo and his schedule and changing needs. That has been a decision I’ve never regretted.”

Feb 01, 2019
“There is No Other Way to Be”: Hanna Barczyk, Catapult Artist for December

“Conveying emotions, narratives, stories. This, I believe, is at the core of all art.”

Dec 20, 2018
Finding Confidence and Growth Through Art: Isabelle Laureta, Catapult Artist for November

“Art is able to go straight to a person’s very core—a place other channels simply cannot reach.”

Nov 30, 2018
A Conversation with Marina Benjamin, Author of Insomnia

“I wanted the book to celebrate what it means to live your life fully and startlingly awake.”

Nov 13, 2018
On Art, Audience, and Activism: Brian Rea, Catapult’s October Artist

“If I see the sun come up once in a while, it makes me feel good, like I accomplished something no one else did.”

Oct 25, 2018