Meet the Artist

KCpawz - Casey Oster


I'm an Ojibwe Anishinaabe comic artist, freelance illustrator and astronomy enthusiast based in the Rainy River District of Ontario Canada. A few years out of high school, I got the opportunity to be an illustrator for Say IT First books, which helps introduce young children to their native languages such as Ojibwe, Mi'Kmaw, Cree and others. Being half Ojibwe myself, I was eager to have my work used in such an important tool for young language learners. I am still happily working with Say IT First to create these children's books.

While my book illustrations are targeted towards younger audiences, my personal projects/comics are aimed at older audiences such as teens and young adults. I also try to incorporate my culture, language and style where I can in my comics.

When I'm not drawing, I'm studying and teaching my language/culture. And when I'm not doing that, I'm likely crying about cartoons and video games to my cats.

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