Here the line-up of author/illustrators who will be present at CCAF 2020:
Kate Beaton - Guest Speaker
Kate Beaton, the creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant which was published from 2007-2018. She won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic. Hark! A Vagrant is best known for its humorous treatment of historical figures and events. Beaton began drawing history-themed comics for her student newspaper while studying History and Anthropology at Mount Allison University. Historical personages that have made appearances in the comic include Napoléon Bonaparte, Ada Lovelace, Marie Antoinette, and the Founding Fathers of the United States. Literary figures feature prominently, such as the Brontë sisters, and several strips parody classic literary works such as Robinson Crusoe and Sherlock Holmes. The humour in Beaton's historical and literary strips often derives from anachronisms, such as historical characters expressing modern colloquialisms and sensibilities.
Beaton's work has been profiled in Wired, Macleans, and Comic Book Resources. "The Origin of Man," her comic celebrating Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, was showcased by MySpace Dark Horse Presents in March 2009. In June 2009, she released a book titled Never Learn Anything from History. Several of her cartoons have been published in The New Yorker. Drawn and Quarterly released her second book, also titled Hark! A Vagrant, in September 2011. Time magazine named it one of the top ten fiction books of the year, with Lev Grossman calling it "the wittiest book of the year.