Hark! A Vagrant


Hark! A Vagrant Alison Bechdel's Bookshelf

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Presents humorous takes on history, literature, and popular culture, with commentaries on such historical figures as Nikola Tesla, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Napoleon.

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  • History made fun!

    5 out of 5

    Written by , Posted on at 5:47:58 PM

    I've been following Kate Beaton's "Hark A Vagrant" webcomic for sometime now and I couldn't wait to get my hands on the book. And I wasn't disappointed. First off yes most of the comics can be found online, but there are times that I want to spend away from my computer and still enjoy something light, funny, and somewhat educational. And this book meets all three of those qualities. Kate makes the past come alive by poking fun at the light moments or highlighting moments that you've never heard of before (sometimes because she makes them up, but still.) And her artwork...she has a way of capturing expressions on the characters faces, even the fat ponies, that will have you howling with laughter within seconds after seeing them. She makes the characters come alive. Every time I read one of her comics I have a desire to break out a reference book or website just to found out more about the people/events that she highlights in her strip. After reading some of these comics I even view literature in a new way. The 18th/19th century stuff that I once thought of as boring, such as Anne of Green Gables, has new meaning after I see it through Kate's eyes. I highly, highly recommend this book for any fan of literature or history.