Wordfest is thrilled to present award-winning cartoonist Kate Beaton with the graphic-novel memoir the entire world is talking about: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands. "It’s arguably her greatest achievement to date... a memoir of her experiences working in the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta," raves Wired magazine. "It’s a serious, moving, and heartfelt piece of cartooning that is as kind as it is fearless and easily one of the most impressive graphic novels of this year, or works of any kind in the past decade."
The 75-minute conversation starts at 7:00 PM MT and is hosted by Calgary comic book artist (and petroleum engineer) Jaclyn Adomeit. It will be followed by an audience Q & A and book signing.
We are grateful to Drawn & Quarterly for making it possible for us to connect you with Kate Beaton.
- Interview: ‘We had to leave home for a better future’: Kate Beaton on the brutal, drug-filled reality of life in an oil camp –The Guardian
- Finding Humor, and Humanity, in Canada’s Oil Fields –The New York Times
- Kate Beaton defined the late-aughts aesthetic online. Her memoir is a monumental synthesis of history, politics, and herself. –Vulture
- Kate Beaton’s New Book Grapples with the Human Cost of the Oil Sands –The Walrus
- Kate Beaton on Creating the Best Graphic Novel of 2022 –Wired