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Kate Beaton
Happy Belated Bastille Day!

Belated is the only kind of holiday we know around here.

Anyway. Ah, the French Revolution. It's one of those things where the utter madness of it all lends itself to great comedy, and it's been done! Perhaps you've seen the classic Start the Revolution Without Me, or read Dylan Meconis' absolutely wonderful comic Bite Me. Is "madcap" the word we are looking for here? Hmm..

It is, however, one of those events that can be many things to many people all at once. And as in a lot of cases, the comedy we get comes from great tragedy. I almost didn't put in the comic about Madame Lamballe, because once you read her story, you may be as sad as I! But if you haven't heard of her, perhaps now you will know what a brave woman she really was. In any case, there are things delightful and horrifying about the French Revolution, and whatever you learn about it, it's sure to be interesting, above all.

I don't make comics that are history books, but do yammer on about the subject sometimes.

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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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