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Hark!

A Vagrant

By Kate Beaton, 1983-

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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.

Format

Book

Availability

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9781770460607


Format: Book
Author: Beaton, Kate, 1983-
Summary: "Hark! A Vagrant" takes readers on a romp through history and literature--with dignity for few and cookies for all--with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.
Title: Hark! : a vagrant / Kate Beaton.
Publisher Date: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2011.
Subject: World history -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction. Characters and characteristics in literature -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction. Canadian wit and humor, Pictorial Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781770460607 1770460608
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: Graphic Novel Beaton
Oclc: 706021033
Upc:
Bib Id: 368660

Format: Book
Author: Beaton, Kate, 1983-
Summary: "Hark! A Vagrant" takes readers on a romp through history and literature--with dignity for few and cookies for all--with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.
Title: Hark! : a vagrant / Kate Beaton.
Edition: 1st hardover ed.
Publisher, Date: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2011.
Description: 166 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: World history -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Subjects: Characters and characteristics in literature -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Subjects: Canadian wit and humor, Pictorial
Subjects: Graphic novels
Other Title: Vagrant
Notes: "Originally published at www.harkavagrant.com" --T.p. verso.
ISBN: 9781770460607
ISBN: 1770460608
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: Graphic Novel Beaton