Canadian artist kate beaton, making unusual use of her history degree, has been making people laugh with her web comics at hark. The line at the top comes from a song from the rankin family. I had fun doing comics on a theme with peasant comics, so i thought id do it again. I cried reading that, and afterwards i desperately wished i could find some context. Running a comic is different for everyone, and i can only really speak from my own experience, but hopefully ill have something worth telling by this point. A vagrant this is just another example of their level of. A vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of new yorker cartoonist and comics sensation kate beaton. Beaton updates less frequently than when she started the comic, but its because shes because shes busy writing picture books and compiling another collection of hark. Publishers weekly beaton s comics are witty reinventions of literary and historical figures navigating modern times. A vagrant often portrays historical figures or fictional characters from western literature in comic form. My names athena naylor, and im a cartoonist and recent graduate of the george washington university. Some of her feminismbased comic strips include strong female characters 1 and 2, which stars georgia oqueefe, susan b. Im still working on a graphic novel, and picture books for children.
Mathhews writing is smart and funny and i really, really adore robbis illustration. In june 2009, she released a book titled never learn. Kate beaton has become a web comic superstar with her hilarious look at historical and pop culture tropes from julius caesar to gatsby. I am so very grateful for all that this comic and my readers have given me, they. Im guessing that i started hark a vagrant about six months after octopus pie began, but merediths was already a name to be reckoned with, due to the solid reputation of her previous comic skirting danger and because she was an honest to god trained animator in a sea of stickmen comics or twodudesonacouch comics rip forever kisses.
A vagrant kate beaton by ham i was delighted to find hark. A vagrant comics by k beaton this is just another example of their level of awesomeness. I didnt think it would be when i stepped away to work on other projects, but not to kill the light mood around here 20162018 were very difficult years in a personal sense, and emerging on the other side, i feel like this is a project that has run its course. A vagrant, an irreverent web comic that has skewered everyone from jane austen to the zhou dynasty. The origin of man, her comic celebrating charles darwins 200th birthday, was showcased by myspace dark horse presents in march 2009. A vagrant, is very popular among the comic community and holds the largest collection of her webcomic work, it is often updated, usually biweekly, and at times has. Beaton offers us her holiday 2016 comic strip presented in two long posts. A vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of new yorker cartoonist and comicssensation kate beaton. If you have anything youd like to ask, write to this address. Jan 21, 2015 but mostly ill giggle a lot, and then look up the subject on wikipedia. A vagrant, the longrunning webcomic by canadian national treasure kate beaton, is a comic that draws inspiration from history, classic literature, and occasionally, comic books. Its hard for teens to relate to young aristocrats who are war veterans chasing money and throwing massive bootlegging parties and etc etc, i guess. A vagrant heckles superheroes, scientists, sellouts check out kate beaton s smartass strips skewering wolverine, wonder woman and whoever else she deems worthy. A vagrant by kate beaton, 9780224094146, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook.
They became these two characters who appear in lots of strips. Kate beaton is a canadian comic artist whose waggish take on historical and literary figures from richard iii to ada lovelace has won cultish acclaim since she started her web comic hark, a vagrant in 2007. When i went to chestertown, maryland earlier this year, one of the highlights was definitely getting acquainted with matthew swanson and robbi behr, and their work, idiots books. I miss making humour comics, but coming back to them, i will have to figure out what that will. Wells, the black prince, and benito juarez burst off the pages of step aside, pops. No era or tome emerges unscathbed as beaton rightly skewers the western worlds. In december 2007 she asked her readers to suggest historical figures and promised to draw comics based on the first twenty submissions. A vagrant comics, topped the new york times graphic novel bestseller. Kate beaton is an eisner award winning artist from canada. No era or tome emerges unscathed as beaton rightly skewers the western worlds revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the bestloved. A va grant is definitely the book length kate beaton object of choice. Kate is the recipient of multiple harvey awards, and her cartoons have been featured in the new yorker. For those who need a good chuckle, atwood suggested comics, including kate beaton s hark. Canadian artist kate beaton draws wonderfully expressive comics which she publishes variously on her website and her livejournal, hark.
A vagrant is a newly expanded collection of her witty, literate comics. Her art is always lovely, her sense of humour refreshing and clever. If youre only familiar with her published books hark. A vagrant, a hilarious history inspired comic strip. Kate beatons best of ben franklin in hark a vagrant i really, really love. Since kate beaton appeared on the comics scene in 2007 her cartoons have become fan favourites and gathered an enormous following, appearing in the new. Beaton plumbs a wide variety of historical periods and books for comedy, from the ancient world to the modern day and from jane eyre to nancy drew. A vagrant provides kate beatons humorous take on historical and literary icons. A vagrant won the 2011 ignatz award for outstanding online comic. Beaton has a simple artistic style, with particular attention to detail paid to her characters facial expressions. Kate lives in toronto, and you can find her online at. Kate beaton has 19 books on goodreads with 109141 ratings. This is the second book of her work, after the selfpublished never learn anything from history last year, but its much larger 168pp vs 68pp, contains a bunch of notes on the comics from beaton, and is vastly more widely available, so hark. Im guessing that i started hark a vag rant about six months after octopus pie began, but merediths was already a name to be reckoned with, due to the solid reputation of her previous comic skirting danger and because she was an honest to god trained animator in a sea of stickmen comics or twodudesonacouch comics rip forever kisses.
A vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of new yorker cartoonist and comics sensation kate. A scanned jane eyre comic from kate beaton s hark a vagrant. Kate beaton is living proof that it is, in fact, possible to do something with an undergraduate history degree. Kate beaton is a canadian comics artist and the creator of hark. A vagrant remains a reliably witty presence online, and perhaps the only work in comics history where nancy drew, the great gatsby and the war of 1812 can all be. A vagrant remains a reliably witty presence online, and perhaps the only work in comics history where nancy drew, the great gatsby and the. Nov 01, 2011 a compendium of cartoons from the hugely popular online comic artist kate beaton. These are for a poster i made for a comics convention. A vagrant featured on more than twenty bestof lists, including time, amazon, e and publishers weekly hark a vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of new yorker cartoonist and comics sensation kate beaton. Since then, she has become a fan favourite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like the new yorker, harpers, and marvels strange tales anthology. Most of the strips are accompanied by beaton s comments arch, bemused, somehow combining irreverence with respect.
Kate beaton is a canadian cartoonist who appeared in the comics scene in 2007 with her online work hark. Emma goldman, ibrahim the mad, ivan pavlov, john paul jones so after making comics with no jokes, i wanted to make comics with some jokes. The princess and the pony hardcover bookshop west portal. She is perhaps the only cartoonist ever to be published by both marvel comics and the new yorker. A vagrant, known for its humorous take on historical events, and the snooty bookshop by tom gauld, a collection of 50 postcards from one of britains most celebrated cartoonists.
Hark a vagrant is great, my faves are this and the comics. A vagrant is a webcomic by canadian artist kate beaton. A vagrant heckles superheroes, scientists, sellouts check out kate beatons smartass strips skewering wolverine, wonder woman and whoever else she deems worthy. This book has a barcode, but it is just a barcode, with no numbers underneath. She redrew the historical and literary landscape with her breakout web comic and book, hark, a vagrant. She became known for her funny comics about history and literature, after her comic about ladies throwing bloomers at the celibate scientist. Id like to dedicate this archive to my sister becky beaton, who we lost in 2018, and. A scanned jane eyre comic from kate beatons hark a vagrant. I watched chip zdarsky draw beside me during free comic book day and figured i may as well pack it in after that.
This webcomic won the 2011 igantz award for outstanding online comic, as well as the 20112012 harvey award for best online comics work. Beaton perfectly melds simplistic, yet endearing drawings with witty, sometimes crude, but always hilarious commentary. Kate beatons unique perspective, sharp sense of humor, and loose but deadly accurate drawing skills combine to create her brilliant hark. A year of free comics kate beatons holiday comics 2016. This collection features favourite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Everything related to print comics comic books, graphic novels, and strips and web comics. She became a webcomics superstar within a year of her debut in 2007, drawing huge lines at events like spxto the general puzzlement of the print comics world. Hark, a vagrants kate beaton on comics, history, and drawing. As with all our reader polls, this is a curated list and not a straightup popularity contest. Aug 12, 2011 kate beaton is the artist and mastermind behind the web comic, hark. Recent comics sensation beaton probably, definitely, knows more about history and literature than the average reader, and this collection of her webcomicmostly collections of threepanel gag. A vagrant collection is perfect for fans of her work both new and old. Quite a few literary and historical jokes in her comics, so would make a great gift for a big brained history buff.
If you are not familiar with kate beaton, she is a canadian web comic artist. Beaton began drawing historythemed comics for her student newspaper while studying history and anthropology at mount allison university. Post jobs, find pros, and collaborate commissionfree in our professional marketplace. Many of the comics are available as prints but not all of them. In it, she affectionately satirizes iconic figures from queen elizabeth to those wacky fitzgeralds, winning her a spot in the hearts of history and lit nerds and everyone everywhere. This comic looks a little different as a print, just so you know. A vagrant is best known for its humorous treatment of historical figures and events. A vagrant website pulls no punches with her second collection of. Now cartoonist kate beaton is set to release her latest collection, step aside, pops. A vagrant was named one of the top ten fiction books of the year by time.
A vagrant collection, armed with modernsounding quips and amusingly onpoint repartee. I also really enjoy books like sellar and yeatmans 1066. A vagrant and step aside pops, this is a much more personal series of comics. Whether youve already read every single strip online or are completely new to the work, the book is a must have for any comics fan that likes their humor smart and their visuals hilarious. A vagrant history comics by kate beaton metafilter. Sep 18, 2015 kate beaton occupies a specific niche in the wideranging world of webcomics. Beatons distinctive drawing style is loose and light, and has been compared to the illustrations of quentin blake. No era or tome emerges unscathbed as beaton rightly skewers the western worlds revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and. Canadian kate beaton, 29, publishes the webcomic hark.
Jonathon beaton was murdered new years eve 2010 in antigonish. In 2014, beaton uploaded the fivepart webcomic ducks, which presents a more serious and complex story based on beatons experiences working at a remote mining site in canada. Kate beaton, as you hopefully already know, is the writer and illustrator of the phenomenal hark. At her spotlight panel at comic con international in san diego, web comic creator and writerartist of hark. News and media for adaptations based on comic books are welcome.
A vagrant kate beaton told jokes and answered questions from fans. No era nor tome is left unscathed as beaton rightly skewers the western worlds revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the. We didnt have comic shops, so the only comics i had were newspaper strips and archie. A vagrant is drawn in black and white with pens, watercolours, brush pens, and a wacom tablet in later comics. Sep 26, 2011 kate beaton is living proof that it is, in fact, possible to do something with an undergraduate history degree. A vagrant, from the author kate beaton, an anthology of the popular webcomic of the same name is a hoot. A vagrants kate beaton on history, comics, and crowded. Look, its kate beaton s fancy new drawn and quarterly book. A vagrant, such as it is, is an archive website now. Beaton combines her extensive knowledge of history with her charismatic artwork and a lot of silly punch lines, resulting in a singular perspective on the past and a really addictive series of comics. A vagrant is a largely historybased webcomic by kate beaton, best known for its historical comics, which are oneshots of varying length focusing on historical events or figures getting into pretty inaccurate situations recurring themes include beaton visiting her younger self, canada, a pony called fat pony, and a story about a sailor who meets a mermaid.
No wonder nobody buys your books kate beaton, from hark. A vagrant has been noted for its feminist themes, and beaton has described herself as naturally drawn to womens history. Dec 04, 2017 a collection of strips from the webcomic of the same name, hark. Do you like classic literature, historical fanfic, sassmouthed women, and cool comics. Lois lane comic book heroes i love to laugh alternative comics funny comics moon moon history memes stupid things clark kent. A vagrant by kate beaton by lev grossman wednesday, dec.197 895 1012 861 880 1030 696 325 735 1442 1297 1275 700 769 550 633 1309 539 5 450 506 977 61 1058 80 513 929 996 1221 747 688 195 75 1462 54 718 114 957 107 1388 418 1092