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About the book
  • Published: 15 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473557239
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 168

Step Aside, Pops

A hilarious new collection of cartoons from the hugely popular online comic artist Kate Beaton, creator of www.harkavagrant.com

Wonder Woman! Hunks! Great men and women of history! Step aside – Kate Beaton is coming for you.

The author of the smash hit Hark! A Vagrant returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website, readers will guffaw over 'Strong Female Characters', the wicked yet chivalrous Black Prince, 'Straw Feminists in the Closet' and a disgruntled Heathcliff. Delight in what the internet has long known - Beaton's humour is as sharp and dangerous as a velocipedestrienne, so watch out!

  • Pub date: 15 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473557239
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 168

About the Author

Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, took a history degree in New Brunswick, paid it off in Alberta, worked in a museum in British Columbia, then came to Ontario for a while to draw pictures, then Halifax, and now New York. Maybe the moon next time, who knows.

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Praise for Step Aside, Pops

“Tremendous fun, eccentric and warm and funny.”

Rachel Cooke, Observer

“Witty and erudite… An excellent book.”

Pete Redrup, The Quietus

“Step Aside, Pops is going to be a smash hit in the bookstores.”

Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool

“A genius wit railing against the tropes of literature, a brilliantly skewed look at history, or even a sharply funny feminist comic strip; no matter how you come to this, you’ll fall a little bit in love with it.”


“[Beaton’s] jousting with history’s all-too-human figures makes for delicious jests.”

Michael Cavna, Washington Post Sunday

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