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About Megan Kearney

Megan Kearney

Megan Kearney is a Toronto-based cartoonist with a background in animation. She works as a writer, illustrator and educator, and is a frequent guest at conventions across North America. Her clients include television studios such as Temple Hill Productions and Sinking Ship Entertainment. In addition to her award-winning original works, she has contributed to licensed properties with Scholastic, Disney, and many others.

Her most recent title, Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms, released from Harpercollins, was a Kirkus Starred Review in 2022 and is currently in development at Paramount Animation. Her next book, Corpse de Ballet, is expected to be published by First Second in 2026.



Bachelor of Applied Arts (Honours) Animation

- Sheridan College, 2011

Bachelor of Arts, minor English

-University of Windsor, 2007



TXLA Maverick List

Selection, grades 6-8, 2023 

(Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms)

ALSC Graphic Novel Reading List

Selection, grades 6-8, 2022

(Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms)

Kirkus Starred Review

(Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms)


TAAFI: The Big Pitch

Runner up

(Atlantis Array)

Joe Schuster Awards 2019

Gene Day Award

(Wayward Sisters) 

Kirkus Starred Review

(Gothic Tales of Haunted Love)

Kirkus Best Books of 2018 Selection,

Indie Category

(Gothic Tales of Haunted Love) 

CBC Best Canadian Comics of 2018

(Gothic Tales of Haunted Love)

ALA Rainbow Project Book List 2017

(The Secret Loves of Geek Girls)


Excellence in Webcomics Awards 2016

Winner, Best in Drama 

Honourable mention, Best in Writing

(Beauty and The Beast) 

Dreamworks Student Film Showcase 2011

(Once Upon a Winter Wood) 

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