County: Clark County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2023
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Caitlin Cook, who publishes under the name “cooklin,” is a writer and cartoonist based in Vancouver, WA. Her flagship project, “Anhecomics,” combines comic art, medicine, and journalism by presenting short graphic narratives adapted from interviews with anonymous people about their experiences with clinical depression. Originally created as a thesis project for her MA in Mass Communication, “Anhecomics” has won several accolades, such as the department’s Most Outstanding Thesis Award and a grant from the Association of Retired Faculty. Caitlin is continuing to develop the project and hopes to one day publish a collection of these comics as a book.
Living just across the river from Portland, OR, Caitlin has been an active participant in the local zine and comics scene since she moved to the area in 2022. Before then, she spent most of her life in New Concord, OH before pursuing a film degree at University of North Carolina School of the Arts and getting her Master’s at California State University, Northridge. Apart from “Anhecomics,” Caitlin likes to work in autobiography, exploring the complexities of religious deconstruction in her serial zine “Bad Atheist” and boosting awareness of asexuality through her popular zine “Asexual Things I Did Before Realizing I Was Asexual.”
She lives with her partner, Eric, and her cat, Winnie. In her spare time, she loves to learn and be enriched through books, movies, and music.
Artist External Links
Caitlin "cooklin" Cook, page from "Destroy These Markers," digital, 2023
Caitlin "cooklin" Cook, page from "The Leviathan," digital, 2023
Caitlin "cooklin" Cook, page from "Repression," digital, 2023
Caitlin "cooklin" Cook, page from "Small Sh*t," digital, 2023