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Kate Beaton
I have always felt a certain connection to the events of the Massacre of Glencoe. My mother was a Campbell, my father's mother was a MacDonald. Assuming hard feelings on all sides, I should be obliged by honor to avenge myself, and so, kill myself. The area in Cape Breton where I grew up is also called -surprise - Glencoe.

My grandfather was a very proud Campbell, his father's Highland history books are a rare heirloom in a family fairly short of heirlooms that I am proud to own. So in spite of what the comic suggests I never believed the whole "Campbells were the bad guys" in this situation, and it was an early lesson in how the way history that is made popular does not always line up with the truth.

There is a very nice little documentary on the topic, which you know I always like to find conveniently on youtube.

You'd think given my background and hometown there would be more Scottish comics in this joint. Suas leis a' Gh?idhlig, see, I have not forgotten.


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Good comic shops that have taught me a thing or two:

The Beguiling, Toronto
Strange Adventures, Halifax
Legends Comics and Books, Victoria
Desert Island, Brooklyn




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