Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate BeatonStep Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton

Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

byKate Beaton

Hardcover | September 15, 2015

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A follow-up to Hark! A Vagrant, which spent five months on the New York Times bestseller listIda 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.
Beaton began her infectiously popular web comic, Hark! A Vagrant, in 2007 and it quickly attracted the adoration of hundreds of thousands of fans. It was an unequivocal hit with critics and fans alike, topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more. Now Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman's all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.
Kate Beaton is a Canadian cartoonist who appeared on the comics scene in 2007 with her online work Hark! A Vagrant . Since then, she has become a fan favorite and has garnered a significant following, with illustrations appearing in places like The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and Marvel's Strange Tales anthology. Her first boo...
Title:Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant CollectionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 8.39 × 0.81 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462082

ISBN - 13:9781770462083

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Kate Beaton A must for Beaton's fan. Quirky, funny and informative. Beaton draws comics on literature, history and Canada that can be extremely useful as introduction to a number of topics in humanities classes!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Another great collection of hilarious comics by Kate Beaton. If you liked Hark! A Vagrant, then you'll like Step Aside, Pops.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Another great collection of comics by Kate Beaton. If you liked Hark A Vagrant, then definitely check out Step Aside, Pops.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fun Read! (Originally posted on Goodreads)- I read this collection of comic strips in one night. They are enjoyable for both history buffs and not-that-into-history folks alike. As a part of the former group I loved it all the more as I recognized many of the characters and the scenarios they were in. The comics made me laugh so hard! I nearly gave it four stars however because of the introduction of super heroes. While most of the comics were rather funny (especially the one with what kind of spider Spiderman actually is) it felt too...cliché. Too many people are trying to use the popularity of comic book heroes in their work right now. The comics about Canada bumped it back up to a 5. More Canada in the future, please! And Napoleon, of course...and Napoleon.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully Funny Beaton has a sense of humour unlike any other. Lots of laugh out load moments in here.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great! Really clever, so much fun!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Kate Beaton is one of the finest graphic novellists working today. Great societal satire.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Kate Beaton Another volume of silly parodies of all sorts of history and pop culture. A delight!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super funny Even better than her first book. Love the Nancy Drew comics.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun read a compilation of literatire, history, and pop culture
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Canadian comic book This has history, humour, and pop culture all mixed together to make it a delightful read.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Cute drawings, cheeky humour, and all sorts of history! I re-read through this book once every month or so and it continually makes me laugh. Great thing to have out on the coffee table! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great collection from Kate Beaton Fans of classic literature, history, feminism, and/or Canada will love this. I actually preferred this collection of Beaton's work over the first. There are some strips in here that had me laughing out loud, which is hard to get out of a comic!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious. The webcomic is amazing and so is this book.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indigo Staff Pick Local Nova Scotian and national treasure Kate Beaton returns for a follow up to her NYT bestselling “Hark a Vagrant”. Collecting her online strip, “Step Aside Pops” offers more literary whimsy, historical musings and bawdy petulance us fans have come to love. From Chopin and Liszt acting like wacky 80's sitcom roommates to the nonsensical “Adventures Of Tiny Hermoine” there is a vast amount of hilarious deep cuts into history and pop culture to enjoy. Most importantly Beaton never settles on just amusing her audience, but instead engages us head on with whatever may strike her fancy. For which we are all the better.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indigo Staff Pick Sharp and funny, I read a couple of strips each day and find myself laughing randomly all day long. I loved this cheeky book.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seriously, step aside, pops Napoleon Bonaparte, Kate Beaton's proclaimed unofficial mascot, makes a brief appearance in "Step Aside, Pops" but the star is truly Tiny Hermione. Yes, that Hermione. Or perhaps Wonder Woman or Nancy Drew, and let's not forget Strong Female Characters and Straw Feminists. There's a thread through all Beaton's comic strips; the humour and wit, the commentary, the history, the classic literature and the contemporary pop-culture - there is something for everyone. Beaton gets her inspiration from book covers and postcards as well, bringing them to life with her satirical interpretation. Ever wondered how the American Founding Fathers would behave in a mall today? Don't fret, she has got you covered! So pops, 1) Step aside, 2) Hark! Kate Beaton is rollin' up in bangin' style and you'll want to pay heed to what she says.
Date published: 2015-07-13

Editorial Reviews

Hark! A Vagrant is the wittiest book of the year. ? Time Top Ten of Everything 2011

" Hark! A Vagrant [is] an entertaining and anachronistic send-up of canonical texts." ? The Economist

"[Kate Beaton's comics] are witty reinventions of literary and historical figures navigating modern times." ? Los Angeles Times