Monday, May 05, 2014

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

Do you love history and hilarity? Then Hark! A Vagrant is for you! Kate Beaton is the creator of the wildly popular web comic and collects some of her best comic strips in the graphic novel for readers who love to peruse her work in print.

She pulls heavily from her background in history and anthropology to write absurdly hilarious comics about some not so funny topics: Canadian history, US Founding Fathers, the French Revolution, and more. She showcases women in history and other figures that are usually skimmed over in textbooks. Her own oddball characters are sprinkled throughout the text as well. Expect to find wizards, Henry VIII, Robinson Crusoe, Nancy Drew, and mobsters all the in the same book. Check this book out for a laugh!

Image from Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

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