It seems to me Beaton is casting herself in the jester's role, humbly presenting herself as a goofy cartoonist rather than an artist making profound statements on history and culture. Both characterizations of the cartoonists are valid, as far as I'm concerned. Her work appeals on both a baser level and an intellectual one, explaining the broad reach she's had in a few short years online. Read Full Review
Kate Beaton's "Hark! A Vagrant" collection is perfect for fans of her work both new and old. Whether you've already read every single strip online or are completely new to the work, the book is a must have for any comics fan that likes their humor smart and their visuals hilarious. Read Full Review
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