Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

Category: Book
By (author): Beaton, Kate
Series: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50in x 8.39in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*A follow-up to Hark! A Vagrant, which spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee . Kate Beaton's second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton's incisive wit in these satirical strips. Beaton began her infectiously popular web comic, Hark! A Vagrant, in 2007 and it quickly attracted the adoration of hundreds of thousands of fans. It was an unequivocal hit with critics and fans alike, topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more. Now Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman's all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.
Review Quote*Hark! A Vagrant is the wittiest book of the year. - Time Top Ten of Everything 2011 " Hark! A Vagrant [is] an entertaining and anachronistic send-up of canonical texts." - The Economist "[Kate Beaton's comics] are witty reinventions of literary and historical figures navigating modern times." - Los Angeles Times
Biographical NoteKate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared on the comics scene in 2007 with her online work Hark! A Vagrant. Since then, she has become a fan favorite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and Marvel's Strange Tales anthology. Her first book with D+Q, Hark! A Vagrant, spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list, and topped best-of-the-year lists from Time, E!, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly. Beaton lives in Toronto, Canada.