Kate Beaton joins us on The Sound Of Young America to talk about her webcomic, Hark! a Vagrant. Her comic mines everything from Nancy Drew to obscure Canadian explorers for inspiration. Political figures and literary characters are re-imagined and skewered as petulant children, jaded superheroes and Victorian dude-watchers, accented by a very expressive drawing style.
We talk about building an audience online, Kate's own favorite comics and what gives her inspiration.
Her comics have recently been collected into a book, also called Hark! A Vagrant.