mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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The Wingspan of an Albatross! (69)

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton.

Wonder Woman leads
to Strong Female Characters.
Lois Lane, unimpressed.

Listen, I don't need to sing the praises of Kate Beaton to you. You're the kind of hip cat who has been reading Hark! A Vagrant since it was on beatonna. You are the sort of hoopy frood who follows her on Twitter. We can take it as a given that your interest is legitimate. You are nerdy enough to catch most of her historical references, aren't you? Of course you are. & you have enough background as a reader of comics to respect her skill as a cartoonist. That goes without saying. I wouldn't even begin to question your sense of humor. Of course you think she's funny. That is just science. I won't insult you singing praises here, because come on. We're all on the same team. So what is this? This is a well curated collection of strips, spanning a solid chunk of her career, with annotations. Boom. It is just that simple. Plain genius. You know. Now, I really like translations of a webcomic into printed form, & Hark! A Vagrant doesn't have any of the problems something like, say, Problem Sleuth does making the transition. Beaton's work is basically perfect for collection, & left me in stitches on the train. I'd much rather page through a book than click through web archives, so this was a great chance to reaquaint myself with Kate Beaton's work. & there is an index! I'm a very happy Mordicai. You know what I mean, don't you?
Tags: beaton, books, comics, haiku

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