Kate Beaton is everywhere these days. Her latest guest appearance is on PRI's The Sound of Young America, where she talks about her evolution from autobio cartoonist to historical lampooner, why she set her sights on drawing a New Yorker cartoon, and how she, Carly Monardo, and Meredith Gran came up with their Strong Female Characters.
I do love all the Beaton love of late, but I can't help but feel a twinge of frustration at some of these press outlets. Beaton is awesome, true, but couldn't they take her mainstream success as a signal to pay more attention to the wider, wackier world of webcomics? I'm sure they could find plenty of equally talented, accessible creators to fawn over.
The show is available in digital form at The Sound of Young America's website, or through the iTunes store.
Kate Beaton, Author of Hark, A Vagrant Interview [Maximum Fun]