Eyes of the Cat Illustration


Eyes of the Cat Illustration is a newly-formed Chicago-rooted illustration studio, founded by Devin Mawdsley, along with Kayce Bayer, Chris Lin and Deon Reed. We are a collective of artist-educators, with a vision to create original and compelling narrative works and illustration that engage with the issues of our time.

We offer the following skillsets and services for authors and clients interested in working with us:
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration 
  • Sequential Arts

Our work focuses primarily on sequential arts--original graphic novels, as well as illustration/editorial cartoons and album/single art. Our production is characterized by its acuity and precision, and we have collaborated with musicians, playwrights and directors, as well as educators and urban planners.

Our breakout graphic novel-No Small Plans-a collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, has received critical praise from architecture critic Blair Kamin, The New Yorker, Salon, The Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, City Lab (The Atlantic), to name a few, and it is currently being used as instructional material within a nascent Urban Planning curriculum being developed by CAF and Chicago Public Schools.

Order your own copy of No Small Plans here.

Eyes of the Cat Illustration, Chicago, Illinois 60618