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Hey there! 

Kate Phillips is an award winning illustrator and graphic novelist based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. Between drawing her own comics and illustrating children's books, Kate has been exploring digital and traditional art to tell stories through a Queer, East Coast lens.

Though her characters are often expressive and playful, Kate enjoys pushing at the border where silly intersects serious. She is interested in making the mundane into the uncanny, or narratives where the resolution may be left to interpretation.

Kate has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Print Media) from Mount Allison University. 

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"High Tide is real gem of a read and has made Phillips into a creator who we will definitely be paying more attention to in the future. If only because it will inspire our own productivity!" - Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics


Winner - Sequential Magazine Favourite Cartoonist 2023
Runner up - Sequential Magazine Favourite Colourist 2023
Invited speaker, "Comics and Creating Sequential Narratives" for "Greek and Roman Mythology" St. FX, 2024
Cover illustration, Losing Hit Points, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2024
Exhibition, "Canadian Focus in Angoulême: D’un océan à l’autre" (Curated by Thomas-Louis Côté), Angoulême, France 2024

Cover character illustration, School Statue Showdown, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2023

Invited instructor, Web Design,  CBBC  Career College Dartmouth, 2023

Invited instructor, Digital Marketing Fundamentals, CBBC  Career College Dartmouth, 2023

Illustrator, Fair Winds & Following Seas, ZREO: Second Quest
Illustrator, Deal With It: Biphobia, James Lorimer & Company Ltd.,2023

Illustrator, animator, "Desi" & "Eddie" PHAC workshops, 2023, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation 

Illustrator, Interactive Educational Modules, Strong Minds Strong Kids Psychology Canada

Illustrator, UN17 Sustainable Development Goals, NSCC Annapolis Valley 2022
Invited Speaker, "Full Circle", for The Creative Kick 2022
Illustrator, PHAC Workshop, 2022 Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation 
Illustrator, Fairy Robot to the Rescue, 2021 Lindsay B Books
Illustrator, A Mother's Day Surprise, 2021 Lindsay B Books 
Illustrator, MathUp 2021, Rubicon Publishing
Illustrator, designer - COVID & web media, 2020-21 CAIC-ACCI
Illustrator, designer - GameKnight products, branding, 2021
Illustrator, Spray Days, for 50 Things, ZUPPA Theatre & EAC Nova Scotia 2021
Interview, Sequential Magazine #6 SPRING 2020

Illustrator, designer - Captured Halifax 2017-2019
Illustrator, product design - Shaun Gillis, Burger Ambassador campaign 2020
Illustrator, designer - ORPPG working group dissemination media, OA-Involve, AgeWell 2019
Illustrator, designer - HIV Health and Interaction study, 2018
Illustrator, designer - the OutLook Study, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2016-2018


James Lorimer & Company Ltd.,

ZREO: Second Quest
Rubicon Publishing
Dr Peter AIDS foundation
Nova Scotia Community College
University of Waterloo: Games Institute
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site



SpeedPro Halifax

Minuteman Press, Lower Sackville
Captured, Halifax
Lucid Consultancy
Social Inclusion and Health Equity Research Group

Game Knight



I'm always up for new projects. Send me an email so we can discuss the next!

Kate Phillips

Halifax NS


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