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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)

  • Our friend Alan Kistler is a New York Times Best Seller! His book, Doctor Who, a 50-year history of the series, cracked the top ten in nonfiction ebook sales. Way to go, Alan! (via NYT)
  • Astronomers make the best acronyms for serious things ever, including SAURON and POOPSY. (via

Delightful ladies with ukeleles Summer & Eve explain the birds and the bees—and are incredibly scientifically accurate. (via Neatorama)

  • Fantastic illustrator Gemma Correll demonstrates the hazards of winter. So, so true. (via Laughing Squid)
  • In France, Bartman comics are outselling Batman comics. (via UPROXX)


These temporary Firefly tattoos from Pop Geek will probably last longer than the series did. Ouch. (via Fashionably Geek)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.