by Mike Hansen
…and it is GLORIOUS.
In just a handful of years, Beaton has gone from an obscure webcartoonist to one of the best and funniest cartoonists in the English language (including Canadian, which she is). Her strips mocking history and literature (and occasionally superheroes, her childhood, and other stuff) are like a Monty Python-ish blast of Awesome into the comics world. No wonder she had some of the longest lines at APE: she really is That Good.
But don’t take my word for it – here are a few of my favorite H.A.V. strips! (CLICK TO MAKE BIGGER)
Aw, yeah. After that sweet, sweet taste of Hark! A Vagrant, you know you want more. You go buy now!
- HARK! A Vagrant! Is Hi-Larious (themalaysianreader.com)
- Hooray for Kate Beaton (omnivoracious.com)
- The AV Club Interviews Cartoonist Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) (biblioklept.org)
- Why I love Kate Beaton’s “Hark! A Vagrant” (boingboing.net)
- Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant (kelceys.wordpress.com)
- Hark! A Vagrant’s Kate Beaton on History, Comics, and Crowded Elevators (theawl.com)
- Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant Heckles Superheroes, Scientists, Sellouts (wired.com)
- What’s it like to write a webcomic about Jules Verne and Sexy Batman? Hark! A Vagrant’s Kate Beaton tells us [Webcomics] (io9.com)
- ‘Hark!’: From DNA To JFK, A Comic Take On History (npr.org)
- Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant in stores; Tour; NPR; Time; Salon (graphicpolicy.com)
- Hark! A Vagrant: Witty Comics about Historical & Literary Figures (brainpickings.org)