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Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! a Vagrant Collection (Hardcover)

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    Using anachronistic wit and delightfully expressive illustrations, Beaton delivers hysterical re-imaginings of historical events, the literary canon, and pop culture. Even the most obscure references are made hilarious thanks to Beaton's impeccable style. Some will even send you on Wikipedia binges trying to learn more about Tom Longboat or Katherine Sui Fun Cheung. In any case, every comic in this collection will elicit at least a chuckle and, more often than not, uncontrollable laughter. I really can't recommend this enough. (Dylan)

    — From Dylan


    Six months on the New York Times bestseller list Featured on 25 best of the year lists

    "Somewhere in my heart is a folder titled Things I Did Not Know I Wanted and it is full of Kate Beaton comics... Sharp, charming, and weird, Step Aside, Pops is a fine sampling of Beaton's work, and I can't recommend it enough." --NPR

    "Nobody's ever gotten so much comedy out of omitting punctuation." --New York Times

    Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juarez 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.

    About the Author

    Kate 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.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781770462083
    ISBN-10: 1770462082
    Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
    Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
    Pages: 160
    Language: English