Casey Roonan

Casey Roonan is a Connecticut-based illustrator and an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In addition to his work for Narratively, he also designs album covers for Brooklyn recording studio Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen and web comics and print zines available online at Since 2015 he has worked as part of a team of Teaching Assistants with fine artist and RISD adjunct professor Clara Lieu to create Art Prof, a free online education platform for the visual arts. Perhaps most significantly, he is a cat person.

Stories By Casey Roonan

How Helping a Stranger With a Severed Finger Saved My Life

I was suicidally depressed, until a bloody emergency reminded me what I'm capable of.

My Family’s House Burned Down…Twice. Then the Bank Took It Away.

After years of pouring everything they had into rebuilding our beloved house (then doing it all over again), my parents had nothing left. But by that time I’d realized home is...

That Time I Hit a Parked Car—and Just Walked Away

Recently divorced, extremely broke and terrified of yet another bill, I was shocked to learn of my own capacity to shirk responsibility.

The Day My Therapist Dared Me to Have Sex With Her

My analyst and I grew more intimately connected each week of treatment...but I never saw this indecent proposal coming.