André V. Katkov is a flesh and blood human-being originally hailing from the Inland Empire, where he developed an over-zealous love for education, the arts, and a general sense of play.

With that third-person blurb out of the way, let’s press on. Presently, my schedule is overwhelmingly dominated by doctoral study in New England, but when I has time to spare, I can be found drawing, versifying, prosing, or napping face down in a half-eaten pizza.


When it comes to the written word, I likes to work across genres. My primary passions, however, are for genre fantasy fiction and poetry.

To put my poetics in a nutshell, I likes to seek balance between craft technicality and general accessibility, sound and meaning, and the twin gravities of humor and heart. For a list of my previous journal publications, please click here.

Visual Art

I began doodling as soon as I could grip a crayon and haven’t let up since. Presently, I’ve been attempting to refine my digital art, but when I is afforded time to draw, I typically opt for zen-meets-fever-dream pen-fueled productions beginning right away with ink and without a plan and lets the lines carry him where they will.

My interests are in illustration, comicking, and occasional design work. Feel free to poke around the galleries available here at Drey Sleeps.

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