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Hark! A new Kate Beaton book

Drawn + Quarterly has acquired North American rights to Hark! A Vagrant by Canadian comics artist Kate Beaton. The book will be a hardcover collection of new comics, as well as old favourites from Beaton’s popular website of the same name.

According to D+Q, Hark! A Vagrant will highlight Beaton’s (seemingly) simple and irreverent ink drawings of famous historical and literary figures. The title will be published by D+Q in fall 2011, and distributed by Raincoast Books in Canada, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the U.S.

Kate Beaton comic - George Orwell
“George Orwell writes a novel,” comic by Kate Beaton