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Kate Beaton returns with a second collection of strips from her brilliant website, Hark A Vagrant , in Step Aside, Pops, and it s as funny and inspired as the first collection was Beaton s strips range from historical and literary references to superhero comics parodies, to random bits of comedy and riffs on old book magazine covers, posters and postcards Her version of Wuthering Heights is hysterical with permanently scowling lunatic Heathcliff and dim Cathy playing out their demented romance in Northern England if only the actual book had been this entertaining The Black Prince is a great strip where the teen terror talks like a yoof of today, and the US Founding Fathers go to a mall and an amusement park to hang out Ben Franklin is so awesome, I loved his silly one liners I can dig it and how he s written like a hipster Beaton s pissed off Wonder Woman remains the undisputed greatest version of the character but I also loved her Lois Lane, Reporter, strips Lois tries to do her job despite Clark continually butting in to ask her if she wants to know Superman s secret identity and then she loses her rag I have a secret too, come here You Are in My goddamned way Brown Recluse Spider Man is also my favourite version of the character Marvel DC, you seriously need to hire Beaton to write for you The funniest strip was Strong Female Characters with their catchphrase Sexism is over I m not going to say anything on them, just read it and cry laughter like I did Straw Feminists in the Closet is a great satirical piece too Some of Beaton s best stuff is just random mashups like Pride and Prejudice where all the men are Fox Mulder and Liz is Scully Lady s Favor, about a knight who chops off a woman s hair to wear on his, is ridiculously good Fan favourites from the first book like Napoleon, Peasant Comics and Nemesis return love those and the Femme Fatale parody was brilliant too So much greatness in this book the velocipedestrienne she s on the cover , snippets from old mag Idler, spooky postcards, Nancy Gorey covers fantastic pieces all Not everything is a home run I haven t read the classic Japanese novel Kokoro so the parody wasn t as fun as Wuthering Heights for me A lot of the historical strips are ok at best and don t produce belly laughs Juarez and Maximilian, the Rum Rebellion, and the Last Days of Georges Danton were all meh As was the extended strip of Nasty Boys from an old Janet Jackson video quirky but kinda dull Generally though, Step Aside, Pops was tremendously enjoyable and genuinely hilarious Kate Beaton is one of the funniest cartoonists in the world and this is easily one of the best humour comics of the year do your ticker a favour, read this, and laugh heartily Hark A wonderful comic
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A Vagrant Collection ↠ Heathcliff Wonder Woman Feminists, Hunks Great Men And Women Of History Step Aside Kate Beaton Is Coming For YouA Combination Of New Material And Classics From The Smash Hit Hark A Vagrant Blog, Kate Beaton S New Book Showcases Of A True Pomposity Deflator At Work It Is Also One Of The Funniest And Smartest Collections Of Cartoons You Will Ever Read An incredibly clever collection of comics with topics ranging from history to literature to pop culture and everything in between.You don t have to know a thing about Kate Beaton s Hark A Vagrant to enjoy this book I didn t And it is so much fun.Like any great observational comedian, Kate takes idiosyncrasies or exaggerates details to create comic gold.For instance, here s the dialogue from a comic about the Black Prince and some of his early exploitsHow are you feeling about being a hero of the battle of Crecy Bro I am stoked This is quite a momentous event so far in the war Those French guys were like Whoaaaaaa I keep forgetting you are sixteen And my army was like eat it Ka chowpg 114There s another one I liked about the Greek god Zeus going on a first date that doesn t make much sense without the pictures so you ll just have to check it out for yourself on page 123 Basically, it s a play on all of the mythological stories about Zeus revealing himself to mortals as a swan, shower of gold or something else and still getting the girl Kate has a point I mean, how does that even work showing up as a shower of gold It s ridiculous and almost begging for a comic to make fun of it Like this one In addition to the observational humor, Kate takes characters from old posters, newspaper clippings or magazine photos and gives them a back story Some of her creations are just hysterical.The spare and pencil drawn style strongly reminded me of Nimona, which I also enjoyed I highly recommend this collection for readers who enjoy comics or satire. This evening, I had an epiphany.Most of my favorite comic book writers and artists are Canadian Why is Canada so awesome I mean, they have poutine and moose and Mounties and politeness and huge tracts of land Plus, they manage to get along with the Qu b cois, who are constantly rattling their sabers about seceding etc but they are still polite about it None of this Civil War bunkum They also have such national comic book treasures as Faith Erin Hicks, Jeff Lemire, and the author of my latest book love, Kate Beaton.First of all, stop in the name of love Have you read Hark A Vagrantyet a Yesb NoIf you answered b , hie thee to the nearest bookstore or library and get a copy Read it If you are a scientist in Antarctica, or live in the huge tracts of land in Northern Canada, or are in any way unable to get Big Brother to send you a copy, check out the Hark A Vagrantwebcomic Okay, are we all caught up Good.So now one of two things have probably happened You ve either discovered the utter genius of Kate Beaton, or you re scratching your head, wondering what the Dickens she s talking about Wait, why are the Bront s funny Who is this Ada Lovelace person, anyway Canadian politics They have those there Look, it s okay I gave this to my mom, who s a history fan, but she didn t really get the jokes.This is just a fair warning it s not meant to be judgmental or hoity toity or anything like that you ll like these comics a lot if you enjoy, read about, or have studied 19th century history and literature Extra super bonus points if, like me, you gather all the funny little factoids about historical people and store them in an Ephemera Closet in your brain If you re into, say, hockey, go read Jeff Lemire You don t have to love Beaton s work, but if you do, we are probably fated to be friends.And now we ve made it to the book I m actually supposed to be reviewing Step Aside, Pops.As you probably know by now, I am a French major, a librarian, a book nerd, and a budding geek So the comic about Emperor Maximilian and Benito Ju rez bickering about who is actually ruling Mexico was hilarious Those Habsburgs Always trying to take over the world See also Marie Antoinette, Napol on s second wife I doubt she really had any ambitions except Don t get guillotined Life goals , and that Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassinations, oh, you know, sort of kind of maybe started WWI For like 800 years, Europe was up to its eyeballs in Habsburgs.Sorry History nerd tangent Studying French history meant studying everyone that all the French monarchs and Other Royals of Note married, who were usually a their cousins or b Habsburgswhich eventually meant that answer c both a and bbecame a correct answer ANYWAY.If this sounds appealing to you, get on your velocipede and hie thee to a book distribution center of some sort and GET THIS BOOK Keep it handy for when you feel down or when you need to laugh about Heathcliff and Cathy s ridiculous histrionics in Wuthering Heights I may have curled up in spasms of laughter than once while reading this Especial favorites included Lois Lane, ReporterNancys covers of Nancy Drew books interpreted la Beaton The Last Days of Georges Danton Broadside Balladsand, of course, foreverHouse Full of MuldersThat last one almost made me pee myself I WANT TO BELIEVE.I need Hark A Vagrant comics than just the webcomic can provide, and I know I m asking a lot of Ms Beaton, but knowledge of a third compilation would really make my millennium. I ve seen Kate Beaton s work online before and always thought it was very funny, so I was happy to get a collection of her comics as a Christmas present Naturally, I read the whole thing on Christmas day, while seated in the living room surrounded by my family.I really enjoyed the whole thing and I will definitely re read it I love Beaton s style and sense of humor The only reason I give four stars instead of five is honestly my fault I didn t understand like a third of the jokes because my history is pretty rusty But I imagine as I learn , I will read this again in the future and those jokes will make sense to me PBut over all, a very entertaining collection I feel super bad about this review Kate Beaton deserves my best words, because she is a wonderful, smart, creative genius who produces such sassy and perfect art.But I super read this in the middle of the night during a Read a thon, and other than remembering that I laughed frequently, loudly, and obnoxiously, I remember NOTHING about this book I mean, the entirety of my oh so helpful review after reading was, This book wasn t long enough THANKS A BUNCH, ASHLEY.If you aren t familiar with Hark A Vagrant, what are you even doing with your life Check out this book, or her previous collection which was just called Hark A Vagrant , or just drop by her site and peruse any old comic at all It s a great mix of silly nonsense, historical sassiness, and poking fun at literature.Anyway here are some fun comics Oh Kate Beaton Unfortunately for me, this collection just wasn t as good as the previous one, Hark A Vagrant That s not to say that this is a bad collection, as there was plenty in here to love, but it just wasn t as laugh out loud as the first book, and my expectations were rather high.My favourite things about this were the comics about Wuthering Heights and straw feminism and pretty much any of the literature ones naturally However, some of the historical comics I couldn t really understand, particular some relating to classical history literature, as I m just not familiar with the basis of the jokes.I still love Kate Beaton, and I would still recommend this collection, but the first is her best. I love Kate Beaton Her comics, mostly about classic literature and history, are just so completely right up my alley that she would have to be pretty terrible for me to not like her work at least a little And she s very good I m reasonably sure that most if not all of these strips were originally available in her webcomic, but it was great to see some of my favorites again, and the format of this book is really nice. i love how as I tried reading this book a while back and couldn t get into it Very glad I gave it another try Some of the comics I don t get, and perhaps it s because I am not knowledgeable enough about history and literature and literary history For the most part these are quirky, delightful, fucked up fun.If there is a book you love or a man, woman, god, rebellion, author or novel you idealize, don t go looking to Kate Beaton to help you uphold your un acidified notions of progress, splendor and human nobility She goes after just about anything that might also be gone after for the sake of nostalgia or glorification She even goes through archives of old postcards and broadsides and book covers and animates them in strange and genius manner.Here is a sequence I particularly enjoyed One of her strategies, as you can see, below, is to take characters of yore and let them loose in modern settings Images also on my blog post They weren t formatting correctly in here the comics in this book are most or all online, I appreciated reading them in book form I don t know that the order in which they are read matters so much, but it is nice that in the book the comics that are of the same sequence are put together while in the web comics they are often separated, because the archive is in the order of date published Some of my favorites Founding fathers comics above.Strong Female Characters sequence.http harkavagrant.com index.php id 311http www.harkavagrant.com index.phpJuarez and Maximilian.Bronte sisters Sui Fun Cheung sequence along with a link Wuthering Heights aka Dithering Heights Or, no, Blithering Heights.