Kate Beaton is a Canadian national treasure. Her art is always lovely, her sense of humour refreshing and clever. Beaton offers us her holiday 2016 comic strip presented in two long posts. If you’re only familiar with her published books Hark! A Vagrant and Step Aside Pops, this is a much more personal series of comics. Beaton recounts her holidays with her family, including all the awkward moments that comes with staying at your parents’ house and rediscovering their quirks after a long absence. There’s also a hilarious recurring gag about her parents replacing her absence with a dog.
Philippe Leblanc is a Canadian comics journalist. In his regular life, he improves Canadian medical education, and is the co-host of the Ottawa Comic Book Club. He reads alternative, indie and art comics at night and write about them for the Comics Beat.