Kate Beaton is the cartoonist behind webcomic Hark! A Vagrant, now a bestselling and critically acclaimed book. Her astute comics generally target history and literature, but there’s all kinds of other stuff to enjoy too. I like that her work is sharp, ironic and funny all at once.
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Beaton tells the true stories behind classic Nancy Drew covers:
Shares tales of Grumpy Wonder Woman:
The Brontë sisters:
Examines Austen Mania:
As well as her many well known history comics, such as:
All work is © Kate Beaton