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Hark! A Vagrant - Kate Beaton
Hark! A Vagrant
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FEATURED ON MORE THAN TWENTY BEST-OF LISTS, INCLUDING TIME, AMAZON, E! AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY!  Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges... show more
FEATURED ON MORE THAN TWENTY BEST-OF LISTS, INCLUDING TIME, AMAZON, E! AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY!  Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscasthed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction. She deftly points out what really happened when Brahms fell asleep listening to Liszt, that the world's first hipsters were obviously the Incroyables and the Merveilleuses from eighteenth-century France, that Susan B. Anthony is, of course, a "Samantha," and that the polite banality of Canadian culture never gets old. Hark! A Vagrant features sexy Batman, the true stories behind classic Nancy Drew covers, and Queen Elizabeth doing the albatross. As the 500,000 unique monthly visitors to harkavagrant.com already know, no one turns the ironic absurdities of history and literature into comedic fodder as hilariously as Beaton.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781770460607 (1770460608)
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
2.0 Science bros, Batman buns, and pirate love
I had heard a lot of good things about Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant and since the premise of it (historical parody + comics) sounded intriguing I naturally thought it would be a winner for me. Well, I can't in all honesty say that it was a winner in my books. There were certainly some comics that I...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
5.0 Hark! A Vagrant - Hilarous!
I've seen a few of these cartoons from time to time, the stupid Watson one in particular has entertained me several times before. However, many of these were unknown or barely known to me and I greatly enjoyed turning the page to see what it had in store for me next. A few that stand out in my me...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0
Kate Beaton has created a collection of cartoons that includes an index. The index alone is worth an extra star. She has a way of drawing eyes that are amazingly expressive considering they are just sideways ovals with a black dot. Beaton has filled a niche that no one realized needed filling. T...
popsiclesinbed
popsiclesinbed rated it
So funny.
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it
4.0 Hark! A Vagrant
I spent half this cartoon collection laughing and the other half feeling like a complete idiot. Beaton is a history/lit heavyweight who can't stop riffing on her obsessions. Yes, plenty of her humor shot straight over my head; but I would adore her for the comic about *all three* Brontë sisters even...
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