Posts tagged with kate-beaton

Feb 12 2019



Man, this is a blow: Kate Beaton, creator of my beloved webcomic Hark! A Vagrant, has officially retired the series. She has several very good reasons for moving on, but...

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Apr 19 2016

It looks like it would chafe, too.


Hark! A Vagrant author Kate Beaton recently produced an absolutely glorious flurry of tweets about the upcoming TV adaptation of Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, a comic book series about a crime-fighting duo consisting of a man in an enveloping cloak and a woman in a skin-tight bodysuit with a deeply impractical dagger-shaped cutout...

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Jun 30 2015

Hotly anticipated


Aaaaand today marks the release of The Princess and the Pony, Kate Beaton's first book for children. I'm super excited about this one, even if A) I am several decades past the target audience age, and B) the book trailer is...

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Jan 13 2015



Hark! A Vagrant author Kate Beaton recently announced that she has written her first book for children, and clearly she knows her audience: the book will be called The Princess and the Pony. I have no idea if said pony is THIS pony, but...

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Dec 3 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Kate Beaton t-shirts


This year we're doing our Wordcandy-approved holiday gift list a little differently: we're going to put together a series of eight mini posts, each featuring a different gift idea. Like always, we're way late with these suggestions (our sincerest apologies to our Hanukkah-celebrating readers), but at least all of our suggestions are well under fifty bucks...

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Mar 29 2013

Historical mash-up


The most recent Hark! A Vagrant strip blends the life of Anne of Cleves (well, at least the part of her life that involved Henry the VIII) with Anne of Green Gables. Thomas Cromwell fills in for Matthew; Henry himself is Marilla...

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Jun 19 2012



Oooh, Kate Beaton (author of Hark! A Vagrant, which we reviewed recently) has illustrated a magazine cover for The Walrus...

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May 23 2012

Over the top, and then some


The trailer is out for Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and it looks exactly like you would expect: spectacular visuals, amazing costumes, and loads of Leonardo DiCaprio over-emoting...

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Oct 23 2011

Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton is the author of Hark! A Vagrant, one of our favorite web comics (also one of our Featured Books). Hark! A Vagrant is a testament to the kind of comic strips that can only be found on...

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Oct 23 2011

Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton


We rarely recommend buying something that can be enjoyed for free, but Kate Beaton's book Hark! A Vagrant is well worth your hard-earned $19.95—and not just because we want Ms. Beaton to earn...

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