Katherine E. F. Holden is a Cumbrian Freelance Illustrator and Games Designer born in Cumbria and currently based in London, England. She has a BA in Joint Honours English Literature and Japanese, an MA in Games Design.


A former Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga finallist and Manga Jiman competition winner and founding member of small press group IndieManga, with Comics work published in Scream Magazine and featured in ‘1000 Ideas by 100 Manga Artists’, published by Rockport.
She has also worked on published game projects with Project BC Ltd.


Her Illustration and Design clients include Nintendo, Otakunews, Climb Magazine, and LMB Design.


She has run manga workshops for Cumbria County Council, Leeds City Council, Tameside Borough Council, the Yorkshire Humber Grid for Learning, NACRO and BBC Blast as well as private youth groups.


When she’s not drawing or working (which often involves drawing anyway) she enjoys rock climbing, martial arts, cosplay and playing RPGs.