Books Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton Hardcover, 166 pages, Drawn & Quarterly , List Price: $19.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHark! A VagrantAuthorKate Beaton Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: History & Society Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Kate Beaton Step Aside, Pops Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Hark! A Vagrant Best Books Of 2011 Six Graphic Novels That Will Draw You In December 21, 2011 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. Author Interviews 'Hark!': From DNA To JFK, A Comic Take On History September 29, 2011 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. 'Hark!': From DNA To JFK, A Comic Take On History Listen · 7:19 7:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140804195/140909595" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Drawn and Quarterly Excerpt: 'Hark! A Vagrant' September 28, 2011 Read an excerpt of Hark! A Vagrant. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: This excerpt contains language some might find offensive. Drawn And Quarterly Monkey See Cartoonist Beaton's "Hark! A Vagrant!" Finds Drollery in Drawing Rooms September 22, 2011 With a deceptively loose, doodle-like style, Canadian webcomic creator Kate Beaton imbues historical and literary figures with comically modern sensibilities.