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This comic is totally awesome and nerdy and I have nothing but good things to not articulate about it. Instead, here is my favorite H,AV! of all time:
You can basically read this entire book at Kate’s site for free, but this is a really nice physical object. It weighs like two pounds, because it is full of literary references.
Hee hee. Balls.
Finally, a book of intelligent comics for eggheads! I mean really, when was the last time you read a good cartoon about regicide?
Here be funnies about Macbeth, the Brontes, St. Francis, and Jane Austin.
Chortle pleasantly as Jules Verne writes a squealy, mushy “let’s-be-friends” letter to Edgar Allan Poe.
Snort aloud at the 15th Century Peasant Romance Comics.
Convulse with merriment as John Adams, after not being invited to any Founding Father Parties, decides to “lighten up”, and ultimately sco
I spent half this cartoon collection laughing and the other half feeling like a complete idiot. Beaton is a history/lit heavyweight who can’t stop riffing on her obsessions. Yes, plenty of her humor shot straight over my head; but I would adore her for the comic about all three Brontë sisters even if the rest of the book failed (which it way didn’t).
I hope all my Canadian friends read this book and explain some of the Canadian history jokes to me.