About the Artist


Clients & Licensees

Active Brand Commerce

Aquarius NMR Puzzles


AJ Wallpaper

Best Card Co

Black Sea Puzzles

Buffalo Games, Inc.


Diamond Art Club

Diamond Dotz

Dream Forge Magazine
Great American Products

Heaven and Earth Designs

Pacific Trading and Giftware

Poster Foundry

Pure Country Weavers

Ravensburger Games Inc.

Troll and Toad

Unicorn Studio Inc.

Whimsical Practicality

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Rose Catherine Khan is a fantasy illustrator from Central New York. Over the past decade, she has created designs and illustrations for clients across the country.  Her artwork sells internationally and her collectibles can be found in gift shops around the world. She particularly enjoys illustrating puzzles and designing figurines for companies including Ravensburger Games, Buffalo Games, Aquarius and Pacific Giftware.  In December of 2019, Rose completed a series of puzzles that can be found at retailers including Target, Walmart and Michaels.

In addition to fantasy illustration, in 2014 Rose released her debut fantasy novel, Centernia: Return to the Castle.  In 2018 it was followed with Mark of the Castle.  A third, Child of Aurumice, is scheduled for release in 2021. When not illustrating and writing, Rose is a professor of art.  

Rose is represented by Tate Licensing.  

The Rochester Institute of Technology interviewed Rose in 2020, the full article can be found here:

Alumna Lives out her Fantasy as illustrator and author


What materials/supplies do you use when creating your art?

I've assembled a full list of materials, books and resources here.

I bought your art/book/puzzle in a store, will you sign it at a convention?

Yes!  Absolutely!  I can’t wait for conventions to start again so I can get back out there.  I will be a guest artist at Anime Boston 2022 and Broome Con 2022, more info soon.

How did you learn how to draw?

I’ve been drawing my entire life.  I majored in illustration and graphic design in college and spent most of my 20s as a graphic designer.  A friend convinced me to start tabling at conventions, which led me to create the fantasy illustration I’ve always loved.  


How did you learn to write?

I minored in Writing in college and just never stopped writing for fun. Illustration is my day job and I spend most of my free time working on Centernia.  



Who are your artistic influences?

Too many to count!  I enjoy the work of Alphonse Mucha, Kay Nielsen, Maxfield Parish, Edward Hopper, Edwin Georgi, Naoko Takeuchi, Yoshitaka Amano, Frank Frazetta, Josephine Wall, Aimee Stewart and Wendy Pini



What is Centernia?

Centernia is the fantasy universe that is always running around in my head.  I’ve released two novels set in that world, with a third in progress.  Many of my fantasy illustrations derive from that universe.   You can learn more at www.Centernia.com


Where can I buy Centernia?

Here!  Here!


What’s it about?

If you’re looking for a princess story, then this is NOT your book.  There are no royals, no rebellions, no magic swords, not even an elf.   This is a tale of parents who make mistakes and the journey of a girl who repairs the broken branches of her family tree.


Ten years ago, in the land of Centernia, a deadly mage feud left Castle Aurumice trapped under a sinister energy field. The cat-like inhabitants of the castle were forced to flee with nothing but the clothing on their backs. Only three people remained in the abandoned estate— the starry-eyed drug addict Misa, her dangerously manipulative brother Teren, and Nico, a fire mage and the reluctant owner of Castle Aurumice.


Misa is determined to destroy the barrier and save the castlefolk, no matter what trickery it takes. The young woman’s quest sends her across dimensions to Earth, where she deceives her cousin, Jessica Ravenwolfe, a high school freshman from a broken home. Jessica is thrown into the wild and beautiful world of Centernia, forced to help her strange cousins. The human girl becomes intertwined with the lives of the enigmatic castlefolk and their fire mage leader.

Do you teach private art lessons?

Occasionally I’ll accept students depending on my schedule.


What advice do you give to high school students interested in a career in art?

Research!  There are so many different branches of art.  The life of a fine artist is different from a graphic designer, which is very different from an industrial designer and nothing like the life of an illustrator.  Find people who have the degree you’re interested in, email them, and ask them for advice about that specific field.  

Can I use your art for a tattoo?

Yes!  I take it as a very high compliment if you would like to have my art replicated permanently on your body.  Feel free to message me pics of the finished tattoo.


Do you accept private character commissions?

Sometimes, on a limited basis.


Are you available for project work for book/products/games/advertising/etc...?

Yes, I’m always open to professional inquires.

Licensing inquires can be directed to my agent by contacting info@tatelicensing.com

Upcoming Conventions

Spring 2022

Anime Boston Guest Artist and Panelist 

Previous Conventions

Anime Boston, Boston, MA

Another Anime Con, Manchester, NH

Cosplay Snow Fest, Rochester, NY

Fan Expo, Boston, MA

Flower City Comic Con, Rochester, NY

Genericon, Troy, NY

Licensing Expo, Las Vegas, NV

Mini Con, Buffalo, NY

New York Comic Con, New York,  NY

Roc Con, Rochester, NY

Ryu-Con, Niagara Falls, NY

Salt City Comic Con, Syracuse, NY

Sci-Fi in the Valley Con, Altoona, PA

Surtex, New York, NY

Tora Con, Rochester, NY

UB Con, Buffalo, NY

Wizarding Weekend, Ithaca NY

Youmacon, Detroit, MI