Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton at Comic-Con International 2016

Writer/artist, Step Aside, Pops; Hark! A Vagrant!

Kate Beaton began her online work Hark! A Vagrant! in 2007. Since then, her illustrations have appeared in publications such as the New YorkerHarper’s, and Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. Her first collection, 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 modern perspective, and a campaign against anyone with the idea that history is boring. Her most recent book is the September 2015 Hark! A Vagrant! collection, Step Aside, Pops, published by Drawn & Quarterly.