In 2007, Kate Beaton began delighting readers with her webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant. Beaton has since become known for her masterful comedic timing, seamless blend of history and poignant cultural commentary. Her impressive body of work includes the 2015, Step Aside, Pops and the children’s title, The Princess and the Pony. I’ve never met Beaton, but in interviews […]
Kate Beaton is a Canadian national treasure. Her art is always lovely, her sense of humour refreshing and clever. Beaton offers us her holiday 2016 comic strip presented in two long posts. If you’re only familiar with her published books Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside Pops, this is a much more personal series of […]
It was quite a week for books by comics folks. Jerusalem AND Ghosts. Raina Telegemeier is on tour and kicked it off at St. Anne School in San Francisco, with a crowd and a totally great tour kick off dress. Well. ❤️ A post shared by Raina Telgemeier (@goraina) on Sep 13, 2016 at […]
"@codyave: @drudgereport @BreitbartNews @Writeintrump "You Can't Stump the Trump" https://t.co/0xITB7XeJV pic.twitter.com/iF6S05se2w" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015 § I somehow missed the fact that Donald Trump and the alt-right/white supremacist movement had co-opted Pepe the Frog, a stoner character from Matt Furie’s cult stoner comedy comic Boys Club. But it is true. “That […]
We told you a while ago about Kate Beaton’s new book King Baby. She’s updated her site with the pub date, which is this September. As with her bestseller The Princess and the Pony, King Baby will be published by Scholastic. Beaton also updated her readers on a few other projects, including, a secret animated […]
Whether it’s a boob window or a tit window, female superheroes have a very particular fashion sense. It’s one that http://www.comicsbeat.com/when-the-top-heavy-must-wear-white/n noted on twitter the other day. That ink goes to a NSFW Storify, so I’ll link you on her webpage, and a few of the SFW Cloak and Dagger comics. I had a lot […]
TCAF is coming down the pike, with dates of May 14th and 15th, and the guest list includes the usual bounty of international domestic and American. More are being announced daily but here’s the line-up thus far, and the poster by Kate Beaton: Canadian Cartoonists Kate Beaton – National treasure, creator of beloved graphic novels Hark! […]
Here’s the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven’t noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.
It’s becoming a tradition like plum pudding and A Christmas Story: Kate Beaton’s annual comics about her family from her trip home for Christmas. I’m not sure how they’re tagged but if you click around her Tumblr you’ll see them all. Kate’s family is no more odd or endearing than anyone’s and that what’s make these so universal. IF these don’t give you that fuzzy holiday feeling, nothing will.
That Kate Beaton book we told you about has been officially announced. And yes, it’s called King Baby, and here’s the cover, courtesy of Publishers Weekly. The book will be out on Sept 13, 2016 from Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books. Beaton’s autocratic baby has been a feature of her tumblr for a while, and […]