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July 16, 2010 7:34 PM   Subscribe

Hark a Vagrant revolutionizes Bastille Day, for your pleasure. Please to bring your own pikes, guillotines.
posted by kidelo (44 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Does this pike make me look fat?"
Hee hee. Kathrine beacon shares my twisted sense of humour.
posted by Popular Ethics at 7:44 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


My French co-worker says Bastille day is a "bunch of patriotic wankery".
posted by dunkadunc at 8:02 PM on July 16, 2010


It's just... we think your revolution is super creepy.
posted by maus at 8:04 PM on July 16, 2010


Honestly, who the he'll thinks impure blood is a good medium for irrigation? Who needs bloody furrows?
posted by Bromius at 8:16 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


maus, the scary thing is that those "Forum" posters in your links are distinguishable from the people in the "I Like Drawing Babies" strip by nothing more than a super thin layer of irony.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:16 PM on July 16, 2010


I absolutely love Hark, a Vagrant. Thanks for the post.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:26 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Seconding Dr-Baa. Great!
posted by JHarris at 8:27 PM on July 16, 2010


Patriotic wankery is super creepy. GW was right!
posted by maxwelton at 8:31 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can we make this a general Hark! A Vagrant thread? Because I can't think about the third one down here without cracking up. Durr!
posted by JHarris at 8:34 PM on July 16, 2010


Ah, Kate Beaton makes me happy.
posted by Tesseractive at 9:10 PM on July 16, 2010


I liked today's comic, but Sexy Tudors is my favorite Hark, A Vagrant.
posted by immlass at 9:18 PM on July 16, 2010


Kate Beaton is too good for this world.

Now, let's all be cool and just shut the fuck up and maybe we can fool her into doing a bunch more strips before she figures it out and ascends to a higher, cooler plane.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:32 PM on July 16, 2010


Kate Beaton kicks ass and that is all, thank you.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:22 PM on July 16, 2010


"I love you, Maverick."
posted by Snyder at 10:39 PM on July 16, 2010


I want to have Kate Beaton's babies.



And then she'll make comics about those babies; comics about those babies in the French Revolution.

And those comic babies will be awesome.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 10:55 PM on July 16, 2010


I was somewhat nonplussed by these French Revolution comics, however I like many of her other comics, especially Thucydides vs. Herodotus, which cracks me up.
posted by dhens at 11:25 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


What frightens me is that Kate Beaton is young and therefore, could quite possibly go on to produce things that are very much better. And I don't know if I can cope with that much splendour in one mortal being.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:24 AM on July 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


This comic is great, but I can't hear the word "Bastille" without thinking of this Achewood comic.
posted by Hicksu at 1:10 AM on July 17, 2010


PONY ADVENTURES 4LIFE
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 3:36 AM on July 17, 2010 [4 favorites]


omg I totally forgot this pony comic.

I heart Kate Beaton.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 3:39 AM on July 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


This should be marked Single link Kate Beaton Post [SLKBP]. Because how can you pick just one?
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:26 AM on July 17, 2010


Damn you, this is so good I've used all my morning unable to stop going through the archives!
posted by Iosephus at 7:58 AM on July 17, 2010


What's that you said... ?

GUILLOTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:06 AM on July 17, 2010


Nice rage. Frothy.



<3!!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 9:38 AM on July 17, 2010


I think WW II Hipster Battalion (H Company) warrants its own graphic novel.
posted by Dr. Zira at 10:01 AM on July 17, 2010


Traitor baby! Classic.
posted by jjray at 10:48 AM on July 17, 2010


Kate Beacon's characters have the most amazing eyes.
posted by tommasz at 1:21 PM on July 17, 2010


before she figures it out and ascends to a higher, cooler plane

like the New Yorker?
posted by ioesf at 1:44 PM on July 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Kate Beaton is best when she's doing history and personal things and fat ponies. So so so good. And she is the queen of faces.
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:28 PM on July 17, 2010


This could be my favorite. Not just my Hark, A Vagrant! favorite, but my favorite comic strip of all time. "You the real deal John Paul".
posted by falameufilho at 2:41 PM on July 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


"like the New Yorker?"

Oh I saw that cartoon but didn't recognize it was hers! Thanks for sharing!
posted by falameufilho at 2:42 PM on July 17, 2010


THERE ARE FAT PONIES ON THE TABLE

The New Yorker is redeemed, briefly.
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 3:06 PM on July 17, 2010


My French co-worker says Bastille day is a "bunch of patriotic wankery".

There were, what, four prisoners in the Bastille when they stormed it? IIRC, two or three of those were unruly children placed there by their parents.
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:26 PM on July 17, 2010


FAT PONIES
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:35 PM on July 17, 2010


This is pretty much how I always thought DNA was discovered.
posted by Countess Elena at 4:15 PM on July 17, 2010


See also: Kate Beaton's take on Robespierre, which never fails to crack me the hell up.
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:52 PM on July 17, 2010


Here's another New Yorker cartoon by miz' Beaton.
Go Kate Beaton, go!
posted by marlys at 5:25 PM on July 17, 2010


It is difficult to pick a favorite, but I think mine is Miyamoto Musashi.
posted by rifflesby at 3:34 AM on July 18, 2010


As is already obvious, one is one of my favorites, buit it's super hard to pick just one.
posted by Snyder at 12:58 PM on July 18, 2010


dammit, this one.
posted by Snyder at 12:59 PM on July 18, 2010


My favorite.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:13 PM on July 18, 2010


I'm surprised I didn't remember her earlier French Revolution comic, about crazy ol' Robespierre.
posted by JHarris at 1:54 PM on July 19, 2010


Ah, missed Pallas Athena's link to it. Curse you, Goddess of Wisdom!
posted by JHarris at 1:56 PM on July 19, 2010


Edward Gorey covers! And more! Even more! Dear god, more!

KIERKEGAARD
posted by JHarris at 2:48 PM on July 19, 2010


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