Hark! A Vagrant

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Jonathan Cape, 2011 - Characters and characteristics in literature - 166 pages
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"Since Kate Beaton appeared on the comics scene in 2007 her cartoons have become fan favourites and gathered an enormous following, appearing in the New Yorker, Harper and the LA Times, to name but a few. Her website, Hark! A Vagrant, receives an average of 1.2 million hits a month, 500 thousand of them unique. Why? Because she s not just making silly jokes. She s making jokes about everything we learned in school, and more. raised for their expression, intelligence and comic timing, her cartoons are best known for their wonderfully light touch on historical and literary topics. The jokes are a knowing look at history through a very modern perspective, written for every reader, and are a crusade against anyone with the idea that history is boring. It s pretty hard to argue with that when you re laughing your head off at a comic about Thucydides. They also cover whatever s on her mind that week be it the perils of city living or the pop-cultural infiltration of Sex and the City, featuring an array of characters, from a mischievous pony, to reinvented superheroes, to a surly teen duo who could be the anti-Hardy-Boys. erceptive, sharp

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User Review  - soniaandree - LibraryThing

Originally, this is a web-based comic by Kate Beaton. She published it in hardcover format and I've enjoyed her comic strips from the start. I particularly enjoy the 'Brontės' adventures, or ... Read full review

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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

I first found Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant comics through Tumblr (which, frankly, is how I learn about most of my favorite things in pop culture these days) when someone posted my favorite of her ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, took a history degree in New Brunswick, paid it off in Alberta, worked in a museum in British Columbia, then came to Ontario for a while to draw pictures, then Halifax, and now New York. Maybe the moon next time, who knows.

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