So, if you don’t read Kate Beaton’s excellent webcomic Hark, a vagrant, you should. It has a historical focus, as in, many of the comics focus people ranging from Ben Franklin to William the Conqueror to a whole bunch of (apparently) Canadian people I’ve never heard of.
One of my favorite things about her drawing style (not evident in the strip below) is how many of her characters seem to have been caught by surprise with their mouths full.
Also, they’re consistently dorkily hilarious.
Every now and then, the historical intersects with the poetical, as in this piece on Yeats:
Bookmark this, and check back about once a week.