Abby Kacen, aka "Mild Pain," originates from Athens, Georgia. She is a cartoonist and illustrator, creating black & white auto-bio, fictional works, in addition to vibrant and weird illustrations of parties.

Currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kacen works professionally in creative arts youth education and nonprofit & community organizing. Kacen also runs “Keep It Weird,” a free online resource for independent artists, and occasionally curates, edits, and publishes zines & anthologies.

Kacen holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Art emphasizing drawing & visual storytelling and an MA in Nonprofit Management & Leadership from the University of Georgia. She constantly seeks ways to create sustainable & accessible spaces for low-income & beginner artists while trying to grow her cartooning abilities.