Kate Beaton on tour for Step Aside, Pops!

Step Aside, PopsStep Aside Pops is Kate Beaton‘s sequel to the hit comic collection Hark! A Vagrant, which appeared on best of lists from Time, NPR, and USA Today; spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list; and won Harvey, Ignatz, and Doug Wright awards.

Beaton returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture, and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website, readers will guffaw over “Strong Female Characters”, the wicked yet chivalrous Black Prince, “Straw Feminists in the Closet,” and a disgruntled Heathcliff. Delight in what the internet has long known—Beaton’s humour is as sharp and dangerous as a velocipedestrienne, so watch out!

She’s hitting the road to promote the new release. Meet Kate and have your book signed at these fine shops and festivals in Canada and the US in the coming months:

NEW YORK, NYWednesday, September 16 at 7 pm
in conversation with Alexandra Zsigmond, Art Director of the Opinion section at the New York Times
Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby Street
Free and open to the public.

BETHESDA, MDSaturday, September 19 + Sunday, September 20
Special guest of Small Press Expo
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road
Signing and panel schedule to come.
SPX admission is $15 Saturday, $10 Sunday, or $20 for a weekend pass; available on-site.

TORONTO, ONTuesday, September 22 at 7pm
in conversation with Emily M. Keeler, Books Editor at the National Post
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Reserve your free ticket here beginning August 25 at 9am

MONTREAL, QCSunday, September 27 at 7pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly at Rialto Hall, 5723 avenue du Parc
Purchase your ticket here or in store beginning August 21 at 11am, at which time the book will be available for pre-purchase.
Tickets are 5$, or free with the purchase of Step Aside, Pops.

CAMBRIDGE, MAMonday, September 28 at 6pm
Harvard Bookstore at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street
Purchase your ticket here or in store beginning August 25 at 9am
Tickets are $22 and include a copy of Step Aside, Pops.

COLUMBUS, OH • Special guest of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Friday, October 2nd, at 7pm, The Wexner Center for the Arts
in conversation with Craig Thomspon, moderated by Jeff Smith
Ticketed event.