It’s likely that you’re one of the many sad people who have never read Jules Verne’s brotherly love letters to Edgar Allen Poe. You may not even know the secret story behind the cover of Nancy Drew books or just how brooding Heathcliff truly was. Fortunately, we can solve this, and many other dilemmas for you. There aren’t many people who can make history, literature or Canadian politics hilarious, but Kate Beaton does so with unrelenting zeal in Hark! A Vagrant.
If stereotypes are to be believed, many of the people who would enjoy this book the most would likely never find it on their own. Not very many history fanatics or bibliophiles make it to our graphic novel section. However, the days of comics being for kids are dead and buried and there are some outstanding, intellectual, and most importantly, hilarious books to be had in the comic section.
Thankfully, you don’t have to trust me on just how brilliant Hark! A Vagrant is. You can view many great examples of Kate Beaton’s comics on her website, harkavagrant.com. I definitely encourage you to click through her site and see just how cleverly she breathes life into the most unlikely of people and events. Then I encourage you to stop by and pick up her book here. I’m not a gambling man, but I wager you’ll either love it yourself or know someone who’ll love it.