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Oct. 7th, 2011 | 10:25 pm



Wuthering Heights, Part Two! We are keeping this juggernaut on course, and we haven't even gotten to the part where Heathcliff starts breaking into graves yet. They are still children here, it's funny to see movie adaptations with adults playing Catherine and Heathcliff spying in the Lintons' windows.

Book tour and business keeps rolling, I am extremely proud to say that this week Hark! A Vagrant hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic books. Thank you everyone who bought it and made this happen. The day before the book was released, I made this little thank you video. It's nice to be a real person sometimes you know? Instead of a twitter account.

There's been a host of interviews and things, be on the lookout for more, including some NPR action!

Some links from friends:

Two of my oldest and dearest friends started a little blog of odds and ends.

My lovely acquaintances Ohbijou have realeased a new album, and boy oh boy is is wonderful.

My very talented Halifax friend Faith Erin Hicks has a new book coming out with First Second, and it's being serialized online! Free, amazing comics? Sign me up! It's called Friends With Boys and it is right at that link. Faith can draw circles around me for sure, she's amazin'

Speaking of First Second, I have some pages in a new book of Nursery Rhyme Comics, with many, many other talented people. It's a sure bet, for kids, just trust me. Here is a preview over at Comics Alliance that includes my contribution.

But also, speaking of KIDS and speaking of BOOKS, I have two more that I want to share with you because they are so great! One is I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and the other is Zombie In Love, illustrated by Scott C. Both of these guys make work so charming, your kids will have their work cut out for them in not loving every minute of it. I also picked up Wildwood by Carson Ellis and Colin Meloy this week, and I'm in love with it.

ok!

The book is available for order on Amazon! So many exciting things happening.


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What I find is pleasing and I'm feeling fine

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from: karinette001
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
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looove this

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Teka Lynn

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from: tekalynn
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
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Oh, Heathcliff and your crazy, crazy eyes.

(Those are really crazy eyes.)

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Boxing Pickle Jesus

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from: radiumhead
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
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You definately should do a bit about the 2 cousins planning to marry. (Haerton and Cathy.)

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Gehayi

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from: gehayi
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
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How about the fact that it's more than possible that Mr. Earnshaw brought Heathcliff home because Heathcliff was his illegitimate son and Earnshaw therefore felt somewhat responsible for the boy?

Adds a whole new fillip to Heathcliff/Cathy, doesn't it?

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happiness is not a potato

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from: cumaeansibyl
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
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Hello! I just bought Hark! A Vagrant and received it a couple days ago, and I have been making everybody read it because IT RULES. Especially my husband, who is a big history person. I think his favorite of yours was "You Can Do It, Robert Peel," just because he always liked Peel, but he likes a lot of your other comics!

I feel like I ought to read Wuthering Heights again just so I can understand what the hell is going on. I read it five or six years ago and pretty much hated it -- I don't even own it anymore but hey, Project Gutenberg.

I AM glad that I've read a few of Anne Bronte's works so I can see how she's different from her sisters. She was definitely the most sensible.

I'm not going to jump on the standard-feminist-critique bandwagon re: Jane Eyre, since that school seems to think that Jane only accepted Rochester after he was effectively neutered, whereas I think she totally wanted to do him the entire time and he was still do-able after his accident. I think your interpretation, where she feels licensed to be with him because she's completely superior to him, is far more correct. She's both morally and physically superior, so she confers the entire obligation for the first time in her life, and she loves it.

Anyway! I loved Hark! A Vagrant, and I am just now putting a good review of it on Amazon. Well done, you!

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Woodiness T. Scatological

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from: mr_sadhead
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
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"And a ... large, angry squirrel." I laughed!

I made my way through this book just so I could follow these strips, and while I agree with the comment that the book is full of selfish jerks, I'm glad to have made the effort.

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tillietubby

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from: tillietubby
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
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I noticed on your tour schedule you're going to be in or around Boston during the New York Comic Con. That's good for them (Boston..ians) but it will be a tragic loss for NYCC if you are (very reasonably) tired out from travel and won't make it. Get lots of rest and I'll tote your book around everywhere in the hopes that I'll bump into you in the future.

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aylaelphaba

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from: aylaelphaba
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
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D'awww, angry little Heathcliff looks so cute in panel 2 of "New Addition." Y'know, before he goes all "angry boy" on everyone XD

Ooh, and thanks for the children's book suggestions! I keep a Juv/YA review blog and I'm always looking for interesting new reads.

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Blackjack Gabbiani

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from: blackjackrocket
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
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Will there be any other sources to buy the book from? I want to get a copy but alas, Amazon doesn't take Paypal and I don't have a credit card.

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Hark!  A Vagrant

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from: beatonna
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
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yeah! Topatoco has the book!

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Ronch Ronch Ronch

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from: sandoz_iscariot
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
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Oh poor angry squirrel Heathcliffe.

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gabyrippling

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from: gabyrippling
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
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I saw you in Housing Works! Love my book.

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teaaa!

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from: compactstars
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
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I held your book in Chapters yesterday. It was thrilling. I'm going to buy a copy for my friends birthday gift (and one for myself, of course) tomorrow.

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Вивиан Лэйк

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from: vivian_lake
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
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Congradulations with being a best-selling author/artist!

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keep calm and dance at the crime scene•♡★˚°⊙

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from: superflavor
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
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hahah, this is perfect. i love heathcliff's crazy eyes.

also congrats!

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die_heitere

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from: die_heitere
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
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I'm currently reading Wuthering Heights for the very first time (at the beginning I expected something more or less Jane Austen-ishes ... oh boy, WRONG) (never seen one of the movies), those comics are pure delight!! <3 Wow, what a creepy little Heathcliff.

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kurenai_tenka

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from: kurenai_tenka
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
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Thanks a lot for this, your really salving my feelings of hate towards that book. XD

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LID

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from: inlaterdays
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Conga rats on the #1 spot! Well-deserved.

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melodily

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from: melodily
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
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wuthering heights + kate beaton = omg my heart

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Jen

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from: tangledaria
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
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I work at a small independent bookstore and I ordered your book as soon as it came out. I accidentally left it on the break table after my lunch one day and when I went back for it, someone else was reading it. Long story short, five of my fellow employees ended up ordering it for themselves! It's a great book. :D

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changeofthemoon

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from: changeofthemoon
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
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so angry and feral! Love it!

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Hiding in plain sight

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from: wulfae
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Bought your book in Toronto a couple of days ago, and I'm going through it slowly to make it last!

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Foggy the Vaporeon

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from: foggy_vaporeon
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
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omg you're hot tee hee

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Foggy the Vaporeon

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from: foggy_vaporeon
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
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seriously tho its true

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Brandi Weed

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from: brandiweed
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Oy, not this shit again.

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Brandi Weed

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from: brandiweed
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
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On a cheerier note, I am thoroughly enjoying the Wuthering Heights strips.

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Kate

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from: katemacetak
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
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The Wuthering Heights comics are just great!

I saw your book in my local comic store yesterday, and they also made a post on their facebook page about it. Very exciting! :)

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Calyx of the Heavens

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from: heavenscalyx
date: Oct. 8th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
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There are few things better than growly Heathcliff.

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skh

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from: skh
date: Oct. 9th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
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I am remiss in commenting that I received my copy of Hark! A Vagrant last week which I had pre-ordered and it made my day. I am judiciously reading only a few pages here and there so as to extend my enjoyment of it.

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from: teacup_carousel
date: Oct. 9th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
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Wow! Number 1! That is just CRAZY! Pure unadulterated crazy at that! Why, I bet if they could bottle that crazy they'd put it in the crazy sauce.

Except not really. I mean it's not every gal out there that's making Heathcliff cartoons. You might as well face it Kate, you're made of awesome.

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from: crapjournal
date: Oct. 9th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
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A STORY ABOUT YOUR BOOK

Wandered into a "COLES". Was not planning on buying anything. Saw, "Hark! A Vagrant" and bought it automatically, like my limbs were on tractor beams. $20.95 with tax included. Usually buy books at huge discounts, old and new, but putting down full price for "Hark!" made my entire body feel good. I have read it. I like it. I think #2 would be good also. I'm not the kind of guy to revel in consumerism, normally.

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the boy's a time bomb

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from: mugsyface
date: Oct. 10th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
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I picked up your book from my local comic shop on Friday, and by "picked up" I mean "saw it in the window and abandoned my family to run inside and buy it and make happy noises at my friend who works in the shop". I took it with me to visit the relations for Thanksgiving and forced everyone to read at least the Canadian Stereotype comics :D Needless to say I am giddy over having it. You are amazing.

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indracon

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from: indracon
date: Oct. 10th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
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Congratulations on the book! And the #1 spot on the NY Bestsellers list! I shall be eagerly purchasing your book soon!

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Duncan

Books for sale

from: dunco
date: Oct. 10th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
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Kate, question: Will you have books for sale at the Boston Book Festival? I am planning on coming to your panel and would love to get a signed copy of your book, but don't know if I should buy it ahead of time to bring or if I can get it there (and give more money directly to you :D ).

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Boogie with a suitcase

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from: karlaanne
date: Oct. 10th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
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oh god. the "obsessed with each other" bit squeezing the faces. too good.

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Congratulations!

from: patchyhouli
date: Oct. 10th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Casually skimming through Time Magazine while at a friend's house, I flipped past what surely couldn't have been a Beaton comic. I paused, flipped back to make sure I was crazy - And look at that, Hark a Vagrant not only in time - But topping their graphic novel chart.


So, congratulations!

Having read your stuff since you started, I'm infinitely pleased to see the publicity!


PS: Heathcliff's face slays me.

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dj_the_writer

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from: dj_the_writer
date: Oct. 11th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Hey Katie,

Just wanted to say my book arrives from Amazon today and I am super excited about it! Congratulations on all your success.

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batsublue

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from: batsublue
date: Oct. 18th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I just got your book at my local comic book store and I wanted to say I love it :D

I was surprised to see it at the local comic book store here in the UK, but with that aside congratulations for making it to number one one the best sellers list :]

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