Kate Beaton says 'nerdiness' is the thread through all her comics
Hark, A Vagrant! author Kate Beaton has created her own universe of literary heroes, movie stars, and people you half-remember from history class. In Beaton's hands, great cultural figures — from John Diefenbaker to Wonder Woman — have both goofy quirks and glaring flaws.
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The Canadian cartoonist joins Shad to discuss her latest collection, Step Aside, Pops; the beauty of always working on the thing you love; and the double power of her medium.
"It's both words and pictures. If it's done well it's like looking at an amazing painting and reading an amazing novel at the same time," says Beaton.