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Katie Shanahan
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
Hey folks!

My name is Katie Shanahan and I'm a cartoonist, animator and storyboard artist from Toronto, Canada.

I've had my comics published in some excellent anthologies like "Flight," "Explorer," "The Anthology Project" and "Womanthology" and have worked on animated tv shows for PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, and National Geographic Kids.

My Comics!

My first self-published humour/fantasy comic "Silly Kingdom", written by my brother Shaggy is available as $0.99 digital PDF download and more info can be found here:

FAQ/Tutorials (please check here before emailing me questions about my process and animation school/work)…

Commission Status


My webcomic:
"Shrub Monkeys" (a goofy slice-of-life comic about my siblings and I) is archived here on deviantart. Currently not updating due to storyboard work :

Comics I've drawn
(published in books!):
Silly Kingdom (written by Steven "Shaggy" Shanahan) available to order as a book or digital download at…

Tatterhood (adapted by Steven "Shaggy" Shanahan) as part of the Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales comic anthology

Margarite and Leopold (written by Joamette Gil with colour by Mary Bellamy) as part of Womanthology

Buttons and Jim (written by Steven (Shaggy) Shanahan as part of the Flight: Volume 8 anthology collective)…

Hello (A short story I created for The Anthology Project: Volume 2 collection)

Fairy Market (written by Steven (Shaggy) Shanahan as part of the Flight: Volume 7 anthology collective)…

Musical Misfit (an auto-bio comic made for Side B: A Music Lover's Comic Anthology)…

TV/Web-series Animation Credits:
Wild Kratts (seasons 1,2,3), Ever After High, Barbie: Life in the Dream House, Grojband, Jhonny Test (seasons 4,5,6), Mia and Me, Super Why, Iggy Arbuckle, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear (season 3), Carl Squared (season 1), Caillou (season 3)

Cheers, and thanks for stopping by! :)


LAST DAY by ktshy

Hey all, Today is the FINAL DAY to pre-order our new comic Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed and get the free 2-sided unicorn mini print.

It’s $5 for the standard edition (price goes up to $6 Feb. 15th)
$20 for the Artist Edition (includes original character sketch by Katie Shanahan)

To read a sample and pre-order, go to:…

Thanks so much for supporting our comics!! :D

Silly Kingdom 2 fresh from the printers! by ktshy
Silly Kingdom 2 fresh from the printers!
Hey folks!

My brother's and my latest comic "Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed" is back from the printers! If you still wanted to get the pre-order perks (signed copy, Unicorn mini prints, artist edition) there's only TWO DAYS LEFT to do so! (pre-orders end Feb 14)…

For more info and to check out preview pages go to:…
Silly Kingdom #2 by ktshy
Silly Kingdom #2
We got our first print proof of our new comic "Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed!"

Only a few minor adjustments and they'll be ready to go! Pre-orders close Feb 14, so to make sure you get a copy (with extra perks!) head on over to 

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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Hey just wanted to say that your art style is super awesome! And that your potterriffic comics are really funny! :D:D don't ever stop drawing!
Jasmineicenfire Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
please watch this video…
Ferchosky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Darn, your comics are so lovely!!! Have a Added to my devWatch! !
PeanutButterPaws Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PleasepleasepleasePLEASE make some more Potterific stuff!! x3 More Dramione, perhaps? XD
kattejuice Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I love your potter stuff :D
Cuineth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Simply Pottorific comic is hilarious! I love it <3
ZephAlmighty Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shading!!!! Wht program do you use for Shrub Monkeys...AND any tips on shading??? Like...oh i dunno.... Hair highlites or such?
WayToBeWhelmed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
my new steed indeed copy came in the mail todaaayy!! i'm so excited, thank you so much for making more silly kingdom! 8D
ktshy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful! Thank you for supporting our comics :D
MyTexasHeritage Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Hey I found one of your comics on a buzzfeed list. No watermark or anything. Thought you should know.
CDReferences Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Filmographer
Hi Katie! We would like to invite you to the Character Design Challenge, a contest where artists can share their unique vision of a chosen theme every month. It would be just great for us and the community if you join us :) (Smile) Keep up the awesome work! The CDR Team p.s. The link for the group is here on Facebook if you wanna have a look ( Cheers!
kittenesque Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just remembered that I watched you years ago on an old account! Glad to see you're still here <333
ktshy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for checking in :)
AnimatorAR Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite.  Check out my gallery.  ^_^
RegularAnimator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really love your art style. Its cool and awesome. Great work =3
ktshy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
brain-spa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your work is awesomeFoxy loves  , i just dont know what is Inktober i keep hearing it, is it some form of drawing ?
ktshy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah inktober is a challenge to ink one drawing a day for the month of October, then just using the intkober hashtag wherever you post it :)
ghoulish-parade Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love all of your work!
ktshy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
ghoulish-parade Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no probs!
basedtaylor56 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I love your work man
thedoodledare Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love your work, it's very expressive and free. I have a quick question...

What type/brand of pencil do you use to sketch the drawings before you ink them?
ktshy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
ktshy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I use a prismacolor co-lerase pencil, usually in vermillion or carmen red
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