Oct 7 2011 11:30am

Nursery Rhyme Comics: “The Grand Old Duke of York”

Kate Beaton

Nursery Rhyme Comics: “The Grand Old Duke of York” by Kate Beaton

Nursery Rhyme Comics, out October 11th from First Second, features fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated in comics form by fifty of today’s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators. will be hosting one nursery rhyme a day up to the release date, including entries from Kate Beaton, Mike Mignola, Tony Millionaire, Craig Thompson, and more.

Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers.

Today: “The Grand Old Duke of York” by Kate Beaton, popular webcomic illustrator and author of the recent Hark! A Vagrant! strip collection.


Keith DeCandido
1. krad
Very very cool. :)

When I was a kid, the next bit was:

"And when you're up, you're up.
"And when you're down, you're down.
"And when you're only halfway up,
"You're neither up nor down."

---Keith R.A. DeCandido
T S Davis
2. tee+D
I love, love, love Hark, A Vagrant! and Kate Beaton. What a fun idea. I love how all of Beaton's dukes look slightly mad.
Joel Cunningham
3. jec81
Hey Keith, it isn't clear but if you click on the image you get page two of the comic with those lyrics.
Ian Johnson
4. IanPJohnson
Kate Beaton is frickin' awesome.

And these cartoons are very cute. Had I a few squalling brats running around my dorm room, I'd buy this book for them.
Algernon Lacey
5. Algernon Lacey
The Grand Old Duchess of York,
She had ten thousand men,
She marched them up to the top of the hill,
Then she marched them down again,

And when they were up they were up,
And when they were down they were down,
And when they were only half-way up ...

The mind boggles ...!!!

Fergie Lives!!!

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