Linnea Kataja is a freelance manga artist based in NYC. After graduating with a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts, she has pursued a career as a freelance artist and social media influencer with over 60,000 followers on Instagram. Her comic "A Maid Story" won honors in one of Japan's leading shoujo manga magazines, Ribon magazine, in their January 2019 Comic Grand Prix. She is also a member of Ribon magazine's A Class in their Manga School, a program meant to train beginner manga artists. Linnea frequents anime conventions such as Otakon and Anime NYC, selling self published comics, prints and more.
Her dream is to become a published comic artist and she continues to strive towards that goal.