Unfortunately, Beaton's current project isn't that fun. She's launched a YouCaring crowdfunding campaign to raise money for her sister, Becky Beaton, who is currently fighting cervical cancer. As we here on this site are passionate about both Beaton's art and women's health, this hits doubly hard.Read More
Have you ever come across an artist's work, in books, on comics pages, or online, and wished that you could "have a print of that" or "hang that on your wall?" Well, former journalist and current proprietress of Papergirl Press, Jessica Johnston, is here to answer your prayers with her new endeavor, The Pushpin, which just launched TODAY!Read More
Things We Saw Today: Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Pharrell Freak Out As David Blaine Performs His Ice Pick Trick
This might be really wrong of me, but there's nothing more fun than watching seemingly together, serious, grown-ass adults completely freak out like babies.Read More
I was really excited when Freeform announced they are adapting Marvel's Cloak and Dagger as a live-action TV show. However, there's at least one person out there who's a little wary. Step Aside, Pops' Kate Beaton's response to the news of a Cloak and Dagger series was a hilarious Twitter tirade about "tit windows."Read More
Imagine my extra extra excitement when I find out I can bug Ryan North with a question about Romeo + Juliet—you know, that one with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes? You know the one I mean. Yeah.Read More
It's that time of year again! Listed here are some great books to pick up for nerdy, feminist friends and family (or, you know, maybe even yourself).Read More
We talk a lot 'round these parts about how comics have a long way to go before there's gender parity in the industry. However, we also love celebrating the women who are and have been working in the medium.Read More
Kate Beaton, darn her, caused inadvertent laughter to actually escape my throat. It startled my wife into asking what was wrong—fortunately, nothing more than that there was something hilarious on the page. I immediately turned the book around and said, “This! Read this!” (impossibly, from across the room).Read More
This tweet exchange is sweet enough to warm the most cynical of pop-culture hardened hearts. Or give you cavities. I'm not sure yet.Read More
Hark! A Contest
Hark! A Vagrant author Kate Beaton's first-ever picture book, The Princess and the Pony, was released in stores yesterday, and to celebrate, we're giving away one "Small, Fat, and Mighty" Prize Pack!Read More
Alas, poor LOLrick. I knew him well.
If you've thought to yourself, "Hmm, I need more massacres and more humor in my life," you should probably speak to a doctor. Or maybe give Ryan North's Hamlet-based choose-your-own-adventure game, To Be or Not to Be a spin. Either way. Talk to someone about that.Read More
The Mary Sue Interview: Kate Beaton On Step Aside, Pops, Her Fantastically Feminist Follow-Up To Hark! A Vagrant
"You see me rollin up pops you step aside."
Kate Beaton took indie webcomics mainstream in the the most extreme way when Hark! A Vagrant dominated the New York Times Best Seller list (as it should have, for being so wonderfully rad). This fall, Beaton is heading back to the charts with her follow-up, Step Aside, Pops, which we already know is going to be great given the velocipedestrienne on the cover. Here's what she had to say about her latest work of art.Read More
This is real life!!
Drawn & Quarterly is publishing the follow-up to Kate Beaton's wildly-successful Hark! A Vagrant! Step Aside, Pops even features our favorite sassy velocipedestrienne on the cover. (via LA Times)Read More
Hark! An inspiring woman.
Huzzah! Canada's Google Doodle today celebrates the 165th birthday of Henrietta Edwards, an activist who ensured women were recognized as persons under Canadian law. During her lifetime, Edwards also established Canada's first YWCA, co-founded the Victorian Order of Nurses, wrote two books on women's rights, established the National Council of Women, studied law, and was active in prison reform. Phew.Read More
WHO IS EXCITED FOR PARTY TIMES? (I am excited for party times)
Wow, is it Friday already? Time flies when you're gorging yourself on holiday treats and trying to ignore your family's questions about your personal life. Speaking of which, the person we think you should be following on Twitter this time is Kate Beaton, whose recent family comics have been the highlight of our week.Read More