Who are you?

I’m Kate, that’s who!

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I got started in comics working at an awesome shop called Strange Adventures, and I am a cartoonist. I am sorry if I hit on your significant other.

Kate or Die is the umbrella title for my comics both here, on my domain and on ComicsAlliance. I make comics about feelings and geek culture, mostly. These days I am writing Adventure Time graphic novels and I am the series writer for Bravest Warriors, Fraggle Rock and Edward Scissorhands. I design badges for Lumberjanes and Welcome to Night Vale, and voice a podcast called Less Than Live with Kate or Die, which is a bit like WTF but for comics. It is biweekly.

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! There are nearly 300 members and we are mighty.

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
Orientation: “Whatever”
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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