Cathy Camper is an artist, librarian and author of books for children and teens, living in Portland, Oregon. She wrote Bugs Before Time, illustrated by Steve Kirk, and the graphic novels Lowriders in Space and the forthcoming Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, illustrated by "Raúl the Third" (Raul Gonzalez). She has also exhibited seed art, entering work in the Minnesota State Fair's Crop Art show starting in 1989. Her portrait of James Brown was featured in Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris.
Camper was born in Wisconsin, lived for several years in Minnesota, and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2005. She identifies herself as an Arab-American.
- "Low Riders in Space: Cathy Camper on Graphic Novels, Low Riders, & Diversity". The Book Doctors. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- Camper, Cathy; Kirk, Steve (2002). Bugs before time : prehistoric insects and their relatives. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- Camper, Cathy; Gonzalez, Raul (2014). Lowriders in Space. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- Camper, Cathy; Gonzalez, Raul (2014). Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- "Cathy Camper". Crop Art Gallery. Retrieved 5 March 2016.