Published May 24, 2024

Cartoon published in The New Yorker, by UB Art BFA Alum, Cat Willett

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First pane of the cartoon "Things in the Nineties That Sparked My Love of Houseplants", as published in The New Yorker, 5/23/2024.

Cat Willett is a professional illustrator and published author who creates vibrant artwork for corporate brands and cultural institutions. Her illustrations often focus on themes of nature, parenting, mysticism, and travel. 

Cat received her BFA from the University at Buffalo with a minor in Art History in 2011.

Cat holds her MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Illustration, and has also studied at the Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy.

Cat Willett

Headshot of artist Cat Willett Jack, wearing a white tigers printed shirt. Backdrop is light pink. Willett's hair is brunette, past the shoulders, with bangs.

Cat Willett

More info about Willett can be found on her website:

or Instagram, @catxwillett