Step Aside, Pops - Kate Beaton

Do you know a history buff with a sense of humor?  That person should already have a copy of Kate Beaton’s first book, Hark! A Vagrant!  Now Beaton brings us Step Aside, Pops (Drawn and Quarterly, $19.95) with all new strips featuring The Black Prince, Ida B. Wells, Emperor Maximilian, racist suffragettes, and a highly disgruntled Wonder Woman.  Beaton is a master of three-panel cartoons: her drawing is loose and expressive, and her humor as silly, surreal, and angry as ever. Anyone who can read Step Aside, Pops without laughing out loud at least eight times is more to be pitied than censured.  Plus, most of her characters have crazy eyes—who doesn’t like crazy eyes? If you want to sit on the sofa and chortle until it’s time to catch the plane back home—you see the holidays rollin’ up, you Step Aside, Pops. (Spoiler alert: Pops doesn’t step aside; he gets run over by an insolent velocipedestrienne.)

Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection By Kate Beaton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770462083
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 15th, 2015