Kate Beaton
Good morning!

First off, I have an interview in The Onion AV Club! Very cool. Also, if you're in New York, you are invited to the first Crime Stoppers Club with Michael Kupperman, myself and guests! This time the guests are Julia Wertz, Ted Travelstead and Sam Grittner, but there is a new show every last Tuesday of the month!

There's been a venue change for this event, please follow this link for the new info!

I'm also going to be on Q, on CBC radio, on October 28!

Well, I thought that during this book tour I'd have the time to make comics, but it's been pretty tough. As good as the book business is, I'm pretty tired, and everything I tried to come up with this past week or so has been brain mush. I guess most people on tours don't also have to keep a website going, maybe! I hope they don't, it's too nutty. I asked Marvel if I could share with you some of the comics that I made for Strange Tales, and they agreed! So here is one of my favorites, Kraven the Hunter!

Researching characters for Marvel stories was a real blast, I enjoyed it very much. Kraven was suggested to me by Ryan North, because that guy knows what he is talking about! The book that all of these are collected in is Strange Tales II, it's a great collection! I found some amazing new artists by looking through it too, like Rafael Grampa. That guy is unreal. Bill Crabtree colored this one, though (so you know!).

If you pick up Best American Comics 2011, you'll find me inside with many others to enjoy!

I have some pages in a new book of nursery rhymes. Each rhyme is illustrated by a different cartoonist, the book is published by First Second (who are amazing), and you should keep an eye out for it! It's a real gem. I can share mine with you:


My own book is still available for order on Amazon!

Other buying options for the book? Topatoco is selling it, along with a reissue of the first book! There is a pretty good combo deal there.

The tour update is here! Still some dates to go!

VANCOUVER Friday Oct 21st
At the Vancouver International Writers Festival, panel "Conversations with Bill", 10 AM

PORTLAND Saturday Oct 22nd
During Live Wire at Alberta Rose Theater, 7PM

LOS ANGELES Sunday Oct 23rd
Signing at Skylight Books, 5PM

TORONTO Saturday Oct 29th & Oct 30th
At the IFOA

MONTREAL Tuesday Nov 1st
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 7PM

HALIFAX Wednesday Nov 2nd
At Strange Adventures, 7PM


Lynn Allingham
John Allison
Dawn and Margie Beaton
Marc Bell
John Campbell
Scott Campbell
Ryan Carley
Anthony Clark
Rebecca Clements
Domitille Collardey
Jillian Comeau, Kim Carson and Michelle Skelding
Aaron Diaz
Jess Fink
Eric Feurstein
Brian Fukushima
Matt Forsythe
Sarah Glidden
Meredith Gran
Lisa Hanawalt
Dustin Harbin
Christopher Hastings
Emily Horne and Joey Comeau
Jon Klassen
Steve Lambke
Hope Larson
Joe List
David Malki
Phil McAndrew
Carolyn Merriman
Carly Monardo
Vicki Nerino
Ryan North
Ryan Pequin
Neil Rough
Jeffrey Rowland
Gabby Schulz
Smart and Bird
Nathan Stapley
Julia Wertz
Britt Wilson
Steve Wolfhard
Chip Zdarsky

Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two:

The Beguiling, Toronto
Strange Adventures, Halifax
Legends Comics and Books, Victoria
Desert Island, Brooklyn

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