Koak (b. November 14, 1981) is a Santa Cruz artist whose provocative artwork and comic books have had a huge impact on the local art and music scene. Her very personal and striking artwork deals bluntly with her youth, relationships, and sexuality. She and Kevin Krueger founded The Exquisite Corpse, a company making affordable art.
She has published a number of comic books, including Borderline Tenderloin, Missing Kisses, Sex, and the Boy with a Sinister Hand. Her artwork has been displayed in many Santa Cruz art spaces, including Caffe Pergolesi. She is also involved in silkscreening, button making, and has contributed artwork to the Devil Makes Three and the Tastes Like Burning compilation. She has also created artwork for skateboards.
She was born in Michigan. She moved to Santa Cruz in her teens.