Who's Kate?


I’m Kate, that’s who!

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I work for what’s been voted several times as the best comic shop in the world, Strange Adventures, and I am a cartoonist. I am sorry if I hit on your significant other.

I self-published a few collections of mini-comics and then compiled them into Ultimate Kate or Die, which is sometimes available in my Etsy shop! I was an artist for Womanthology and a regular contributor to Locke and Key, as well as other projects hither and thither such as The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. I did backup strips for the follow-up series The Legend of Luther Strode, too! Lately, I work on stuff for Adventure Time spinoffs, Bravest Warriors and other goodies for KaBOOM! Studios. I start a lot of things I can’t finish. I drink a lot and I’m pretty into kissing. They let me give talks at schools. Imagine!

I run a group called The Valkyries, which is for women and girls who work in comic shops around the world. It has a tumblr you can follow! We’ve got over a hundred members as of November 2013. I also work for ComicsAlliance, and produce geek culture-related strips every other Monday. I do reviews sometimes, too!

I am self-taught in comics and have been making them since late 2010. I use Micron and Faber-Castell pens as well as a Pentel brush pen. I’d use Copics if I could afford them. I’m a fan of Canson Bristol paper and cheap, cheap watercolours. I colour digitally with a Monoprice 9x12 tablet and it is awesome. I like to make lip-synch videos and edit things together to music. I dropped out of art school and look at me now, mom!

This blog is a combination sketch/comics/inspiration blog. I can’t be bothered to keep them separate!

Here is a list of stats:

Age: 25
Height: 5’7” ish
Marital Status: Friendship-Married
Orientation: Queer, if you like
Education: Half a BFA
Favourite comics: Dar, The work of Emily Carroll, Saga, Hawkeye, Young Avengers, Adventure Time, Asterios Polyp, everything Ryan North touches
Favourite movies: Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Secretary, Young Frankenstein, Practical Magic
Favourite books: American Gods, The Girl Who Couldn’t Come
Pets: A cat named Leeloo

I am currently doing select commissions. Please e-mail for more information! Thanks!

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