"Who are you? And what is Kate the Great about?"

Glad you asked! My name is Wayne, and I'm one-half of a cartoonist. (I'm the half that likes to write and eat a lot of doughnuts.) My friend and partner Jaime is the other half of this cartoon equation. (He's the one who likes to draw and watch a lot of Hitchcock movies.) Together, we're kinda like Voltron... without as many interlocking parts. 

On this website -- the official Kate the Great website (officially!) -- you can read about the adventures of our favorite kid, Kate, Kate's friends, and Kate's poor, overworked mom. They all appear in a comic strip that you can read for totally free! (Just click "Comics" in the menu on the left side of your screen!) And while you're here, check out Kate's adventures in picture books. You can read sample pages from the first book in her series on the home page. (Just click "Home" on the left side of the screen!)  

                                                                         "Looks like another rainy Sunday afternoon..." 

                                                                        "Looks like another rainy Sunday afternoon..." 

Kate the Great is a comic strip and picture book series about a spirited young girl with a big imagination. Kate’s friends (a gargoyle, a dragon, a unicorn, and a griffin) go with her on a series of adventures – some in the real world, others in worlds she probably invents – yet regardless of her environment and the challenges she faces, Kate is a natural-born leader and a very funny kid. 


About the author:   Wayne Bartholomew holds a master’s degree in English, which he earned from Youngstown State University. He is also a graduate of Kent State University. Through KSU’s School of Library and Information Science, he earned an M.L.I.S. Wayne has published political cartoons in YSU’s student newspaper, The Jambar. 

About the illustrator:   Jaime Garcia Corral is a comic book artist. His professional career includes work for companies like Disney (Disney Classics), Full Stop Media-Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry) and DC Comics (Scooby-Doo), among others. His work has been published both in European countries, like the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Denmark, as well as in the U.S.A. He has also done illustration for animation. 

Kate the Great © Wayne Bartholomew and Jaime Garcia. All Rights Reserved.