Lavut, Kate

Kate Lavut writes and draws and puts them together to make comic books. Chico, a finalist for the Quebec Writers Federation Award, is a graphic novel that tells the story of the time Kate dressed as a boy, jumped on a bus and went to Mexico. She is currently working on a new graphic novel about her experience having breast cancer. In 2010, Lavut founded a small publishing house called Paper Dog Press. Over the first covid lockdown, she mentored a grade ten student who realized her dream of writing her first book. Kate loves working with people and getting them to express their best selves. She has recently started teaching comic bookmaking and creative writing classes and will soon add teaching drama to her repertoire.