A chat with today's hottest cartoonist
Join the author of CBC Canada Reads winner, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands and New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant!
Kate Beaton is one of Canada's hottest cartoonists right now. Her adult graphic memoir, Ducks, has converted many skeptics to the genre, and is one of BPL's most sought after graphics. She wrote the memoir after moving to the oil sands and encountering the harsh culture shock of being a woman among thousands of men. In Ducks, Beaton’s natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, Northern Lights, and Rocky Mountains.
In this live, virtual event, she'll share her personal journey from writing web comics in rural Alberta to topping dozens of bestseller lists.
This event is presented by BPL's new digital resource, Library Speakers Consortium, which curates virtual presentations with top authors from around the world.
Kate Beaton was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. After graduating from Mount Allison University with a double degree in History and Anthropology, she moved to Alberta in search of work that would allow her to pay down her student loans. During the years she spent out West, Beaton began creating webcomics under the name Hark! A Vagrant, quickly drawing a substantial following around the world. The collections of her landmark strip Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops each spent several months on the New York Times graphic novel bestseller list, as well as appearing on best of the year lists from Time, The Washington Post, Vulture, NPR Books, and winning the Eisner, Ignatz, Harvey, and Doug Wright Awards. She has also published the picture books King Baby and The Princess and the Pony. Beaton lives in Cape Breton with her family.
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AGE GROUP: | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Author Events |
TAGS: | M25 |
|Mon, May 29||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Tue, May 30||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Wed, May 31||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||12:00AM to 11:45PM|