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Kate Beaton
Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work Hark! A Vagrant! Since then, she has become a fan favourite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like the New Yorker, Harper’s, and Marvel’s Strange Tales... show more



Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work Hark! A Vagrant! Since then, she has become a fan favourite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like the New Yorker, Harper’s, and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Her first book with D+Q, Hark! A Vagrant, spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list, and topped best of the year lists from Time, E!, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly. Beaton's cartoons often display a wonderfully light touch on historical and literary topics. The jokes are a knowing look at history through a very modern perspective, and a campaign against anyone with the idea that history is boring. The Princess and the Pony, Kate's first picture book came out with Scholastic in July 2015 to starred reviews from School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, and many others. In September 2015, her second comic collection Step Aside, Pops, will be released through Drawn and Quarterly.Kate Beaton lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Birth date: September 08, 1983
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TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 2 years ago
Date Published: September 25, 2015 Format: Print Source: Library Date Read: May 16, 2019 Read for BoB Cycle 25 Blurb Cartoonist Kate Beaton returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture, and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 3 years ago
I always enjoy Kate Beaton's comics, even when I don't have any knowledge of the work she's referencing. My favorites from this collection are the Katherine Sui Fun Cheung comics.
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 4 years ago
I had heard a lot of good things about Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant and since the premise of it (historical parody + comics) sounded intriguing I naturally thought it would be a winner for me. Well, I can't in all honesty say that it was a winner in my books. There were certainly some comics that I...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
accidentally crossed my desk and it just drew me in, hilarious.
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 5 years ago
As soon as I heard that Kate Beaton would have a new picture book out, I knew I had to have it. I love her art, and I also loved her previous picture book: The Princess and the Pony. This book is all about a baby who thinks he is a king, he acts like that as well, but sadly, as you can imagine his r...
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