Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, studied history and anthropology at Mount Allison University and worked in a museum before beginning her web comic Hark! A Vagrant in 2007, which now receives around 1.2 million hits each month. Her collection by that title debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2011, and was named one of Time Magazine's Best Books of the year in 2012. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker and in the Guardian. She now lives in Toronto. Find Kate online at www.harkavagrant.com and on twitter as @beatonna.