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Kate Beaton's Step Aside, Pops

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Best start working out your abs now so you've got a base coat, sweet little couch potatoes, because here comes your 2015 Get Fit Fast™ regimen courtesy of Uncle Trace: Kate Beaton's Step Aside, Pops! You'll be laffing so hard your abs will be saying no! Stop! For the love! but oh boy your better judgment? WILL NOT. let. you. stop. It'll be like cheese. Or chips. Or pressing snooze.  

Reading Step Aside is so familiar—like dating your brother—yet it's full of surprises—like dating your brother! It's great to see old characters like my favourite peasant pair from Hark! A Vagrant pop back in there in new, hilarious ways. While also meeting so many new characters, and getting a better look at some online favourites like "Straw Feminists in the Closet." Kate makes my favourite thing—literature—more fun than literature. So for that, Kate, thank you! Now readers, please clap your eyes below and take in a little sneak peek of what's in store:


Wrap all dem jokes up in a pretty pretty package and you've got yourself one of the most anticipated comics of 2015. Not bad.

Step Aside, Pops will be in stores September 15. If you don't already have Hark! A Vagrant now seems like as good of a time as any to right that wrong. And please! Watch this space for more info. Kate's on tour this fall so lucky people across North America will be able to shake her hand and give her the congratulations that are in order :)