Step Aside Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton
If you want joy in your life, pick up a comic by Kate Beaton. If you want to laugh again, despite the world being a dumpster fire, this will do it. If you want some great jokes about history, Brontë characters, and classical music composers, look no further.
Beaton’s comics are serialized as if they’re in a newspaper or magazine. Her black and white line style is fun and gives light to the characters’ movements and facial features. They perfectly add to the humor.
The Liszt vs Chopin friendship jokes and the Nancy Drew covers brought me back to my own childhood with piano lessons and mystery books. You always figured those composers had some rock star egos and beefs back in the day. And Nancy, seriously, what were some of those covers? I often wondered that as a girl. Continue reading “Step Aside Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection Graphic Novel Review”