Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

“Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

I don’t know what it is about these zany comic strips I like the most, but this Beaton gal is sure funny. These comics are a mixture of riffing on classic literature, history, and pop culture. Be warned this is nerdy, bookish, intelligent humour. There is the occasional fart joke, but mostly is sort of high brow stuff. If you don’t read many books, especially classic literature or history, you may not get all the references. There is often a short comment and or description describing the comic at the bottom of the page for the historical comic strips.

Most (maybe all?) of these comics can be browsed on her website, but it’s not as nice ‘reading’ them on the couch with a hot cup of tea.

I am already eyeing her follow-up comic book, ““Step Aside, Pops””. I hope it’s as laugh-out-loud funny as this one. For many of the strips, I read them - laughed, and re-read them and laughed again. Then, I tried to explain it to my wife, but she couldn’t understand what was so funny about it. This book certainly appeals to a certain type of humor. Make sure you browse her website and confirm if this is your type of humour.

Rating: ★★★★★

Book #26 in my #ReadingChallenge2021 #Books #BookReview #KateBeaton #comic #funny #history #literature”,

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