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My name is Katie Cook!
I am a freelance illustrator and writer. I've done licensed work for DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Jim Henson Company My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and more. I love being a nerd, so being able to draw nerdy things for a living is the best thing ever.

i also like cute monsters.

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e-mail: katiecandraw at gmail dot com


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Katie Cook
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Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI


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xX-Ash-Rose-Xx Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student General Artist
I actually look at your pictures and they make me feel light and bubbly inside, and I laugh everytime I see one :)
elr79655 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Loved seeing you and Andy make cameo appearances!
soradical Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2015
I can't believe you and Andy Price cameoed as background ponies in today's episode.
JonoBond Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Hey Just want to let you know your awesome
MasterGraveheart Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Where could I purchase some of your convention prints from you online?  I wanted to get the PonyCon one, but was unable to.
KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
I liked your latest comic except for one thing: Chrysalis gets away in the end.

Although only the most grim-dark shows are allowed to have villains as dark as her survive (look at King Sombra in the show), the very reason you even brought her back was because fans refused to accept the idea that she fell to her death in A Canterlot Wedding (one I still have as my headcanon) and I'm sure that's the real reason you refused to have her killed off (If Hasbro allowed Chrysalis killing a kitten and massacring the ponies of Timbucktu, they'd certainly allow Chrysalis to be vaporized in this comic which don't have as many standards as the show, which of course saw King Sombra destroyed but in this comic Chrysalis is darker than Sombra)

But couldn't you have had her remain imprisoned here, and then escape at the beginning of the next comic arc she was the villain of, and reimprison her at the end of it? Karma houdini really rubs me the wrong way, even though I'm sure you pleased millions of fans by allowing them to count her as neither dead, reformed, imprisoned, or de-powered

What, is she going to win in the next comic? That would not surprise me at all, already people are wanting the villains to win instead of the heroes, and I bet you'd please millions of fans by making Chrysalis the only truly successful villain of the show. Of course if she kills Luna people will rage so I'd advise against doing that, but I'm sure they'll cheer if she kills Rainbow Dash because she has a smaller fanbase than King Sombra right now
MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
Mrs Cook, I just read your Chrysalis comic and lemme tell you, I absolutely loved it.

THIS is Chrysalis I and other fans all know and fell in love with back in "A Canterlot Wedding". She isn't some woobie crybaby; this an evil warlord who just OWNED Twilight and her friends.

This is why I loved the first arc and why I know Chrysalis is in good hands with you and Andy Price: you both know full-well she's a monster and embrace it without question. You don't pull sob stories and excuses , which we get WAY too much of lately in popular media with villains.

And it'd be easy for me to just whine how it doesn't fit my headcanon 100%, because that'd be pointless. It was never going to, and I already accept that. Besides, I and I'm sure others can get behind changelingkind emerging from their own primordial soup and into the formidable warrior race they've become (who knows how many millions crawled out of there and by how much they've breed/multiplied).

So well bloody done, is all I can say. I look forward to seeing more Chrysalis in the future. And hats off to this Fiendship is Magic month!
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Also it kinda makes it that there is no sense in celestia not killing them too......

Basically they ARE like aku in that they are not beings worthy of existing, they will destroy and harm so long as they exist, like a power ranger monster. no one feels sorry when the rangers make the monsters go boom because they know the monsters have no potential for redeeming, nor any meaning to theri existence. if chrysalis is really this solely evil, that just removes any excuse to not have celestia perform a flash finisher move and make chrysalis spark and explode while celestia holds a pose.

i am a fan of a large majority of your comics but this has left me iffy. maybe because so many guys in the fandom have such complex ideas about changelings, even some guys that have thought out dyynamics such as there being other changelings queens who chrysalis struggles with. or the complexity of the situation with chrysalis being that she seeks to care for her own yet it leads to utter apathy for other lifeforms.

can say that it feels really odd that the origin yo ucooked up for chrysalis summs up as that she was born out of a tree, like aku, and that she is basically an lord of the ring orc. basically a mockery of life that must be destroyed. if power rangers can get away with killing something like chrysalis, celestia could.

sighs. i don't know. i know the comics are secondary canon but so many of them are good that i want to think of them as canon. but then stories like the sirens, that rather awkward bull one, and now chrysalis basically be aku/evil ent/lord of the ring orc, makes it hard to view it as such.
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Just read the latest mlp comic you wrote...... It was really good till about the end there.
Seriously twilight is not stupid or naive enough to do that........ also she would have easily overpowered chrysalis. She did it when she was just a unicorn.

My biggest issue is the whole origin story you have for Chrysalis. It is just sooo limited in scope. We basically DO know everything about her kind. They are just monsters. Maybe it is because of all of the ideas that the fandom created, but ultimately it removes so much potential. Like the possibility of other groups of changelings, or even other queens that are rivals to Chrysalis.
heck even her holes are basically brushed aside as battle injuries rather than some kind of affliction. it also really clashes with the idea of a good alternate chrysalis. Sombra kinda makes sense after his origin story. The sombra of alternate equestria got the guidance needed to keep him from falling to darkness. How could chrysalis be a positive entity when she likely has the same origins?

The biggest issue i have is that it is almost an exact copy of Aku's origin story from samurai jack. Some evil fragment implanted, becoming an evil tree that devours what surrounds it, eventually becoming a shapeshifting monster.

Seriously guys that is what is most upsetting. It is both limiting as a concept and it is also far too similar to another villain's origin. And lets be honest, chrysalis is far from a sorcerer of sorrows.
JAleda Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I stumbled on your booth at ECCC this weekend after following you on dA for the past couple years. There were always tons of people at your booth when you were there. I finally had the guts to stand there and wait for a spot to get in but you happened to not be there by the time I got to the table; however, I got one of your tiny sketches and just wanted to say your art is adorable! One day I'll hopefully have a burst of courage and anti-claustrophobia and make it through the crowds to finally meet you IRL.
The end. <3
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