The CAT Agency, Inc. is the first mother/daughter agency in the business! A trained artist herself with a BA in Fine Art, Chris Tugeau has been in the children's illustration industry for over 25 years. Since opening her own agency in 1994, Chris has enjoyed representing many talented artists, and has been an active part of the illustration community; writing and presenting for SCBWI regions around the country. She is also the author of SCBWI Illustrator Guidelines. A veteran artist and rep, Chris is an advocate for ethical fairness and the bright future of children's publishing. She's also a mother of 3, a grandmother to 8, and best friend to husband, Bill.
Daughter, Christy Ewers, has been a close observer of the children's literature industry since Chris started the agency in 1994, and she has been surrounded by artists her entire life. Aside from her mother, her brother, Jeremy Tugeau is an exceptional fine art and children's illustrator, now represented by his wife, Nicole, at Tugeau 2. Christy's husband, Chris Ewers, is an artist too, as a talented photographer and cinematographer.
With a degree in English/Journalism and a decade of experience in various creative fields, Christy gives a different perspective to the agency, while maintaining the enthusiasm and love that her mother brings to the industry. Aside from writing, her interests include seaside escapes, very hot coffee and pitbulls named Gertie.
And of course, grandchildren/children, Billie & Finnegan, are That CAT Agency's resident experts and critics. Billie has 5 years of experience in the world, and has formed a deep love of Beekle and all things Ladybug Girl. Finn boasts a robust background in cars and trucks, with a specific expertise in Goodnight Moon. Billie currently enjoys using every crayon in the box, while Finn obsesses over anything Star Wars related.