Kate Beaton, recipient of Friends of Lulu’s 2009 “Best New Talent” award, is the Canadian creator of the historical & literary webcomic Hark, A Vagrant. Renowned for a sharp wit that alternates between the erudite and the whimsical, Hark, A Vagrant started in 2006 and has attracted a enthusiastic fanbase.Whether she is skewering the American Revolution, illustrating the darker side of mermaids, or depicting a Richard III birthday party, Kate presents an unique take on historical figures, literary creations, and other creatures of the past.
About the Lulu Awards
To bring attention to the best, most women-friendly and reader-friendly work in comics and to recognize the work of women comics creators of the past, Lulu members vote each summer for new inductees for the Women Cartoonists Hall of Fame, “Lulu of the Year,” and the year’s most promising new female talent. The New Talent award is named for comics writer Kim Yale, a founding member who passed away in 1997. Lulu Awards are handed out at Comic Con: International in San Diego each year. Every nominee is worth a look — although the award only goes to a few, they are all winners!