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JJ Steeves Stray Kitties in the City

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What started out as a street art sticker project in Halifax for artist and illustrator JJ Steeves, has turned into a small business and army of fierce feline friends peering out at you from all corners of the world.

Steeves is a professional illustrator and artist based out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia but fans of her street art have plastered these awesome creatures on dumpsters, telephone poles and mail boxes in the cities of Canada, Western Europe, the shores of Miami Beach and beyond.

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Steeves is fun, feminist and fiercely herself, which is why we cannot get enough of her work. When she’s not building armies of street cats, Steeves is often busy working on murals, comics, editorial work and more recently the launch of her upcoming online shop.

Full of creativity and conviction, her work is largely self reflecting and self realizing. Many of Steeves projects and pieces draw on so much of her own personality that you cannot help but feel connection or a sense of camaraderie with whatever it is she creates.

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So if you don’t have enough cool cats on your corner, make sure to follow Steeves on Twitter to find out when and where you can get your paws on some Stray Kitty gear.

Images taken from jjsteeves.com

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Canadian Illustrator Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant

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Wonder Woman by Kate Beaton on harkavagrant.com

Kate Beaton makes comics about Mary Seacole, Marie Curie, Susan B Anthony, The Brontës, Canadians, superheros, fat ponies, and more. Beaton lampoons historical and literary figures across the board. Her lively drawings and sharp wit have us laughing our way through our midweek. She launched her website Hark! A Vagrant in 2007, which according to the Paris Review receives more than a million hits each month.
More about the illustrator, in her own words:

Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, took a history degree in New Brunswick, paid it off in Alberta, worked in a museum in British Columbia, then came to Ontario for a while to draw pictures, then Halifax, and then New York, and then back to Toronto. Maybe the moon next time, who knows.

The latest Hark! A Vagrant collection, Step Aside Pops is available as a convenient paper bound package. For everyday fun make sure to follow Kate Beaton on Twitter.
 
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Susan B. Antony may not approve.

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Dude Watchin’ with the Brontes

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“Florence Nightingale should can it!” Crimean War Nurse Mary Seacole FTW.

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Bummer History with Laura Secord

 

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Check your closets for Straw Feminists!

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Allied Arts & Media

Canadian Illustrator Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

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Wonder Woman by Kate Beaton on harkavagrant.com

Kate Beaton makes comics about Mary Seacole, Marie Curie, Susan B Anthony, The Brontës, Canadians, superheros, fat ponies, and more. Beaton lampoons historical and literary figures across the board. Her lively drawings and sharp wit have us laughing our way through our midweek. She launched her website Hark! A Vagrant in 2007, which according to the Paris Review receives more than a million hits each month.

More about the illustrator, in her own words:

Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, took a history degree in New Brunswick, paid it off in Alberta, worked in a museum in British Columbia, then came to Ontario for a while to draw pictures, then Halifax, and then New York, and then back to Toronto. Maybe the moon next time, who knows.

The latest Hark! A Vagrant collection, Step Aside Pops is available as a convenient paper bound package. For everyday fun make sure to follow Kate Beaton on Twitter.

 

Hark-A-Vagrant-Kate-Beaton-Suffragettes

Susan B. Antony may not approve.

Hark-A-Vagrant-Kate-Beaton-Brontes

Dude Watchin’ with the Brontes

Hark-A-Vagrant-Kate-Beaton-Mary-Seacole

“Florence Nightingale should can it!” Crimean War Nurse Mary Seacole FTW.

Hark-A-Vagrant-Kate-Beaton-Laura-Secord

Bummer History with Laura Secord

 

Hark-A-Vagrant-Kate-Beaton-Straw-Feminists

Check your closets for Straw Feminists!