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Whazamo! Profiles: Kate Beaton

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Whazamo! Profiles: Kate Beaton

Name: Kate Beaton

Hometown: Mabou, Nova Scotia


Role: comic artist

Latest Work: Never Learn Anything From History, self published

What’s It About in a Nutshell:A collection of comics, mostly poking fun at historical events and people.

What first inspired you to create comics or graphic novels? It's just been something I've done for myself for a long time, and now for an audience.

What for you makes a comic or graphic novel AWESOME!? Ah that is a hard question, I think it is different for every example.

What subjects are you obsessed with? Why, history, though I suppose that was obvious.

If you weren’t doing comics or graphic novels, what would you be doing?Working in a museum - I've got the resume stacked that way.

What is your favourite Canadian graphic novel, or What’s your favourite graphic novel of all time?Unsurprisingly, it's Chester Brown's "Louis Riel." As a Canadian, I'm quite proud that its well deserved acclaim.

What are you working on now? Comics! Gotta make a livin'.

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