My husband bought the Hark, a Vagrant! book recently and insisted I read it too. I’m so glad he did. Not only is it great to read funny things from someone who is also mystified by the “sex sells history” trend (and shares my love of early political cartoons), it’s fun to see Canadian history given the comic treatment.
(I also squealed and clapped my hands when I saw this comic about Napoleon’s height, as my favourite annoying small talk fact is that he was actually 5’7″, bang on average for the time.)
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Hark, a Vagrant! is pretty fantastic, isn’t it? I adore Kate Beaton. I wish there were more artists out there interested in poking fun at history.
Thanks for posting that Napoleon comic. I hadn’t seen it until now!
It is pretty fantastic. I hadn’t really seen anything of hers before the book – and now I’m a huge fan!