Kate Beaton is an artist from Nova Scotia. She first made a name for herself in webcomics, but has since branched out into comic books, magazines, illustration, and most recently, creating picture books for children. Kate studied history and anthropology in school, and worked in museums before moving into the art world. She is self-taught, and still learning as she goes. The Princess and the Pony is Kate's first picture book, though anyone acquainted with her work knows that she has been drawing that little round pony for years, and it's about time it got a proper home.