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THE RIFF: Why cartoonists are smart to pursue side projects — even if it means taking time off

WHEN KATE BEATON announced recently that she would be posting her webcomic “Hark! A Vagrant” less often, at least for a while, I softly applauded. Don’t misunderstand: As a fellow “history-and-lit” cartoonist, I seriously relish her inventive and uniquely voiced feature — “Hark!” deserves all the attention and acclaim that has come its way (including its shortlisting last week for a 2012 Doug Wright Award).
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Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant Heckles Superheroes, Scientists, Sellouts

Entertainment : The Underwire (3 years ago)

Want proof that you don't need to draw muscled paragons like Jim Lee to make it as comics artist? Check out Kate Beaton's smart strips skewering Wolverine, Wonder Woman, and whoever else she deems worthy. Read Post

Webcartoonist Kate Beaton’s New Project Involves a Fat Pony

Entertainment : The Underwire (last year)

Kate Beaton first made waves in the webcomic scene with her history comics at Hark! A Vagrant. She’s since published a graphic novel collection that hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels, and at New... Read Post

Read it: The hilarious, history-filled webcomic 'Hark! A Vagrant'

Entertainment : Pop Candy (4 years ago)

Kate Beaton is a cartoonist. She also has a degree in history and anthropology and used to work in a museum. Read Post


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