About the Artist
My name is Cayetano Garza Jr.
but all my friends call me “Cat”
I’m a graphic designer, cartoonist, musician, and painter originally from Harlingen, Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from The University of Texas-Pan American.
I currently own and operate the Magic Inkwell Studio & Gallery, located at 412 W. Van Buren, in my hometown of Harlingen, Texas where I paint, draw comics, host art exhibits and teach children and adults how to draw and paint.
I moved back to Harlingen after living in White River Junction, Vermont for a few years. White River is home to The Center for Cartoon Studies where I taught, helped cartooning students get their work on the web, and was a thesis adviser. My last serial webcomic, Year of the Rat, won an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic at the 2009 Small Press Expo.
I started making webcomics back in 1996 as a way to avoid having to send out costly submission packets to comics publishers and have been posting comics on the web in some form or another ever since. I started magicinkwell.com in 1998 as a place to publish my work exclusively on the web (which at the time was practically unheard of and has since become the norm for any new emerging cartoonist). When Joey Manley started Modern Tales, one of the first webcomics subscription sites in March of 2002, I was fortunate enough to be asked to join. Later, I became part of Webcomicsnation which is now Comicspace.
Wikipedia (with semi-complete bibliography).
Online interviews and articles
Articles I’ve written, Interviews I’ve conducted
Contributions to Comixpedia