IGN Southeast Asia | Chip Zdarsky | April 16, 2020
IGN on Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops
These are the funniest books I’ve ever read. For those unfamiliar, cartoonist Kate Beaton created webcomics with a mostly historical bent, with subject matter as diverse as 1980s businesswomen, Ida B. Wells, and the French Revolution. I’m not very smart so I can tell you right now that if you don’t get the references you’ll still think they’re the funniest books you’ve ever read. And that’s because Beaton is a genius who perfectly mixes highbrow and lowbrow with some of the deftest cartooning you’ll ever see. I never tire of these books.