Katie Struk


Katie is a Middle Tennessee artist, cat enthusiast and scribbler of cartoons. She spends much of her time doodling comics, playing ukulele, and searching the internet for the next derpy animal to draw. When she’s not sketching and petting kittens she also teachs high school art.

Arist Statment 


I love art that tells a story or makes you laugh. For me art should always inspire the viewer to think. Some art may inspire deep serious thoughts about life and beauty, but for my part I enjoy creating art that invites the viewer to consider the goofy side of life. I create art that may intrigue with color and design, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. My series on derpy cats is intended to explore the expressive silly nature of our feline friends that so many of us fall in love with. These fuzzy goofballs have such personality that we are willing to let them into our homes even though they break our stuff, scratch our hands, and pee on our shoes. What they have in destructive tendencies they make up for in lovable goofiness that brings a smile to our face. 


It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
— Vincent Van Gogh