NPR stories about Kate Beaton
Critic Dan Kois selects the standout graphic novels of the year, which include books from France and Japan, explicit picaresques, hard-boiled mysteries, memoirs, fairy tales and new twists on old classics.
Joe Kennedy lectures burping baby Ted on political ambition while teenagers Joe Jr. and John wrestle for the presidency. Cartoonist Kate Beaton irreverently recasts history and classic literature in her new book, Hark! A Vagrant.
Read an excerpt of Hark! A Vagrant. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This excerpt contains language some might find offensive.
With a deceptively loose, doodle-like style, Canadian webcomic creator Kate Beaton imbues historical and literary figures with comically modern sensibilities.