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Kate Beaton

  1. Things We Saw Today: A New Book By Kate Beaton!!!!!

    This is real life!!

    Drawn & Quarterly is publishing the follow-up to Kate Beaton's wildly-successful Hark! A Vagrant! Step Aside, Pops even features our favorite sassy velocipedestrienne on the cover. (via LA Times)

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  2. Kate Beaton Drew Today’s Google Doodle in Honor of Women’s Rights Activist Henrietta Edwards!

    Hark! An inspiring woman.

    Huzzah! Canada's Google Doodle today celebrates the 165th birthday of Henrietta Edwards, an activist who ensured women were recognized as persons under Canadian law. During her lifetime, Edwards also established Canada's first YWCA, co-founded the Victorian Order of Nurses, wrote two books on women's rights, established the National Council of Women, studied law, and was active in prison reform. Phew.

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  3. #FollowFriday: Kate Beaton (@beatonna)

    WHO IS EXCITED FOR PARTY TIMES? (I am excited for party times)

    Wow, is it Friday already? Time flies when you're gorging yourself on holiday treats and trying to ignore your family's questions about your personal life. Speaking of which, the person we think you should be following on Twitter this time is Kate Beaton, whose recent family comics have been the highlight of our week.

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  4. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide: Geek Chic Clothing

    It is a gift!

    In our previous two 2013 holiday gift guides, we recommended some great art and a slew of interesting books. Now it's time to dress up your loved ones in fabulous geek chic! We've got new licensed merchandise to show you, featured artists' items, superhero duds, and more!

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  5. Black Canary Goes to a Concert, a Kate Beaton Story

    Elsewhere on the internet

    We thought you'd like to know that Hark! A Vagrant updated, and that it's a comic about what happens when Black Canary trails a crook into a concert and discovers a new musical calling. Previously in Hark! A Vagrant

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  6. 40 Webcomics You Need to Read

    Power Grid

    Comics are wonderful, visual ways of getting a story across, and it goes without saying that we at The Mary Sue love them. But as wonderful as they are, grabbing issue after issue can add up. And yet the desire for more comics persists. Luckily there are plenty of creative, engaging, funny, complex—and free!—stories and gag strips out there for those of us who need our dose of sequential art. You just have to know where to look. Enter the Internet.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: First Thor Poster

    Things We Saw Today

    "It's rare that you have a poster that is just Chris Hemsworth shooting on the set," said Marvel president of production Kevin Feige. "But he just looks like Thor. We just put in some lightning, and he's got his hammer and you're there." Duh, because Hemsworth IS Thor. (via USA Today)

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  8. Scientific Sleuthery Confirms the Identity of Richard III’s Remains

    Our Adorable Past

    DNA tests have confirmed "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the remains found last year underneath a parking lot in Leicester do in fact belong to Richard III, the notorious hunchback/(possible) nephew-killer and last English king to die in battle. He was also the subject of Shakespeare's Richard III and, more amusingly (not that Richard III didn't have its moments), a pair of Kate Beaton history comics.

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  9. Hark! A Vagrant’s Holiday Comic: “Something Nice” is Very Nice Indeed

    Warning: May Contain Feelings

    Kate Beaton's updates are all the more precious for being rare and uniformly of a quality that puts a lump in my throat and makes me want to go hug every parent and every adult child in the world. Go read the rest of the comic here. Previously in Kate Beaton

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  10. Giveaway: Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant Calendars

    The Mary Sue

    The month of December means one thing for everybody, regardless of what particular end of the year holiday they celebrate. Namely, that's it's the end of the year, and everybody's got to get a new calendar and start teaching their muscle memory how to write the date again. You should all be comforted to know that The Mary Sue is here for you in these troubling times. Starting today, you're going to have a chance to win one of four Hark! A Vagrant 2013 calendars featuring the art of Kate Beaton. We've got two copies of Drawn and Quarterly's There She Blows and Beethoven Birthday Party for folks in North America. Read on for some sample pics and entering info!

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