I'm a big history geek, and also love jokes, so when you combine those two together, you get Hark! A Vagrant. This book is definitely a keeper in my bookshelf! It's great for those late nights, giggling to yourself about inside jokes about things like Macbeth or Chopin! Check out her website as well!
Hark! A Vagrant, from the author Kate Beaton, an anthology of the popular webcomic of the same name is a hoot! Beaton perfectly melds simplistic, yet endearing drawings with witty, sometimes crude, but always hilarious commentary. Quite a few literally and historical jokes in her comics, so would make a great gift for a big brained history buff.
Even though I know little about history I still found these comics hilarious. The unexpected blending of random and often ridiculous humour with wry observations pairs perfectly with the drawing style. Bought this for my husband and ending up reading it as well!
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