Kate Beaton is a cartoonist from Nova Scotia who launched her award-winning career by publishing the strip Hark! A Vagrant online. The sassy historical webcomic gained a following of 500,000 monthly visitors and was eventually turned into a bestselling book. Beaton's success continued with the comic book Step Aside, Pops! which again landed on the New York Times bestseller list and garnered Beaton the 2016 Eisner Award for best humour publication.