Step Aside, Pops

Step Aside, Pops

A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

Book - 2015
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"Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton's second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton's incisive wit in these satirical strips" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] :, Drawn & Quarterly,, 2015
ISBN: 9781770462083
1770462082
Characteristics: 166 pages : chiefly black & white illustrations ; 23 cm

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amoby
Jul 25, 2017

This is the best of current comic strips other than maybe "Megg, Mogg & Owl" stuff. The Vol. 1 "Hark! A Vagrant" was better but only because it has more Nancy Drew cover gags.

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 25, 2016

This collection is a continuation of Kate Beaton winning streak. Her comics are unapologetic in how smart and specific they are. Kate Beaton has skill and a unique talent of ensuring that her work stands apart from everyone else's.

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leahasewell
Sep 06, 2016

Love, love, love Kate Beaton's work. So much of the story is in her ridiculous, flawed characters' expressions and body language. This midwestern American found some of the history obscure, especially regarding Canadian stuff, but in Beaton's deft storytelling hands, you don't need to be an insider to get the joke. While her history and literature comics feature predominantly, there's also the random David Bowie sighting. Just highly recommend.

LPL_DanC Aug 09, 2016

This book made me laugh audibly, deep into the night. I was a fan of Beaton's first collection, Hark a Vagrant, which is just as good, but this time around I noticed how completely amazing she is at capturing facial expressions in what look like hastily scratched caricatures of famous literary and historical figures. Her work reminds me of the kind of sketches we made as kids of older siblings, parents, and teachers, which occasionally induced uncontrollable laughter due to remarkable accuracy, even in their roughness. If you like books, history, and laughing, you will adore this.

Goreo534 May 26, 2016

Its a very funny book in which I am going to return and check out many times. There isn't a comic in it that I didn't like.

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llwboston
Apr 09, 2016

I echo KateHillier's sentiments, absolutely loved this volume. One disappointment: too few "Wuthering Heights" strips! I hope that Kate Beaton will draw the complete novel someday!

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mclarjh
Mar 29, 2016

Crude ink and half tone drawings, not very funny gags, but lots of literary references.

KateHillier Feb 29, 2016

This collection of Kate Beaton's webcomic may be even funnier than the previous one. In this volume we meet Strong Female Characters, Napoleon insisting he's not that short, more Peasant comics, Gorey comics, and some wicked chivalry. It's all awesome and that's all there is to it.

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