Cartoonist Kate Beaton is best known for her Hark! A Vagrant webcomics poking fun at the absurdity of history, and while her style has gotten more refined over the years, some of our earliest favorites were her "younger self" comics where she tried to explain her adult life -- and her evolution into a professional illustrator -- to herself as a child. The final panel of the above cartoon is particularly interesting to reflect on four years later, when the self-effacing Beaton has not only illustrated ca
This month, First Second is releasing Nursery Rhyme Comics, a hardcover featuring 50 classic nursery rhymes illustrated by 50 amazing artists. It's a great collection for kids, but as fans of indie comics, we here at ComicsAlliance were pretty excited to see some of our favorite creators involved in what turned out to be some pretty fun illustrations.
That's why today, we've picke
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Creators: Kate Beaton will be touring North America in support of her new Hark! A Vagrant collection from Drawn and Quarterly. Check The Beat for signing dates near you.
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Cartoonist Kate Beaton has created another characteristically hilarious webcomic lampooning the popular treatment of female characters in mainstream American comics. Called Strong Female Characters, the strip is inspired by characters Beaton created in a Twitter-based collaboration/conversation with fellow cartoonists Meredith Gran and Carly Monardo. The violent, scantily clad team of female commandos includes Georgia O'Quee
Upcoming: Kate Beaton's collected Hark! A Vagrant finally has a cover to official watch out for when it drops in October.
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Marvel's Strange Tales anthology returned with its second series last October, winning our hearts yet again by pairing up a long list of indie and webcomic creators like Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) for a series of quirky,