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Cat is a graduate of the UAL London College of Communication in and is a graphic artist based in South East London.

Her work covers a broad range of mediums, from graphic design to comics and printmaking. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for over ten years‚ her recent clients include: V&A‚ Barbican, Sisters Uncut and STRIKE! Magazine.

Her critically acclaimed zines and comics are currently stocked in London, Berlin and Hamburg at GOSH!, People of Print's curated Department Store, Schikkimikki Zine Distro and Strips & Stories.



Cat is represented by Illustration Ltd.


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BLACK MATTER


BLACK MATTER is a story concerning the metamorphosis of a lonely young woman over the course of an evening, as she travels through her gloomy neighbourhood.

In the work, Cat Sims invokes a classic Zombie narrative, yet one that she employs in the service of psychogeography. She withholds the cause of her protagonist's infection and eventual transformation, instead, the work offers a series of deadly clues which point to a plurality of external causes; the built environment and the vast inequalities in wealth - drawn in her cityscapes, the pulsating presence of  social media/dating apps, and strange and mysterious designer drugs.    
Many of the panels were sketched on Sims' walks around her own borough of SW8. Over a two-year period she documented the vast transformation of this area. These original sketches were then reworked to compose BLACK MATTER, themselves transformed, they now exist somewhere between social record and horror fiction.



Black Matter © Cat Sims 2017

Black Matter on sale at Schikkimikki Zine Distro and Library, Neukölln, Berlin.
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Nia Wyn


© Cat Sims 2018

Artwork for Nia Wyn’s new single. Out in November!

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Ad Age Magazine



© Cat Sims 2018

Artwork for cover of Ad Age’s ‘scary advertisers’ issue. 

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XENOS: At the Edge of Life




© Cat Sims 2018
Printed in Berlin by Drucken 3000

Sims’ newest comic about environmental collapse — triggered through the human transformation of the natural world — Xenos: At The Edge of Life debuted at this year’s ELCAF. The book comprises a series of disaster scenarios divided into five sections, some set in the near future, others in the near past, which might nevertheless be a possible future. The work presents ideas surrounding waste, industrialised farming, viral mutation and infection in exploding visuals in visceral and intricate fluorescent yellow and black graphics.  - STACK X ELCAF’s ‘10 Comics Everyone Should Read ‘
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DOPE Magazine



© Cat Sims 2018

Full page comic strip to accompany an article on 'Bang Up and Smash' - an overview of womens' prisons in the UK, and a political analysis of their physical and ideology construction - for the first edition of DOPE magazine.

Very little has been written about women’s prisons, especially in the UK, and most discourse is either patronising and gendered or detached and academic. ‘Bang Up and Smash’ aims to break with this, and put an anarchist critique at the heart of the discussion around prison. Jail and the prison society is pervasive in our culture, yet these institutions (and those that feed them) remain shrouded in mystery for many people.