It seemed like Utopia until she found herself paralysed in front of an easel, trying to tune out the instructor’s warning that the likelihood of succeeding in the arts was close to nil, and that most students would probably end up waiting tables! But shortly before graduating, it came to her. She began to sketch figures that looked like the drawings she had made as a child. Below the illustrations, she made candid observations, and Everyday People Cartoons starting pouring forth effortlessly.
That was in 1999. Today, Cathy lives and works on a quiet street in Toronto, with her husband and two young children, who offer her valuable new perspectives and enough challenges to inspire a lifetime's worth of comedic material.