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Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!!!
November 6, 2009 1:06 PM   Subscribe

Hey Oscar Wilde! It's Clobberin' Time!!! is a blog featuring gobs of drawings by comic book artists of their favorite literary authors or characters. [via]

Ernest Hemingway by Eddie Campbell

Walter Gibson by Alex Toth

The Shadow by Michael Kaluta (natch)

Wilfred Owen by George Pratt

Algernon by Mike Choi

Lots and lots more.
posted by marxchivist (26 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Heh, I was just thinking of posting this site. It's really, really awesome. Campbell's Hemingway is tops.

You can also browse by picture-subject, which gives you some nice Vonneguts and Hunter S. Thompsons.
posted by COBRA! at 1:10 PM on November 6, 2009


That's fun.

Among my favorite comic takes on litterchur are Kate Beaton's ongoing Bronte Sisters comics.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:30 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Love the Vogon and Michael Chabon pencil sketch.

Very cool site, thanks!
posted by misha at 1:31 PM on November 6, 2009


Another Beaton literary great: George Orwell Writes a Novel.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:33 PM on November 6, 2009


Kate Beaton draws the most hilarious eyes.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:37 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


This portrait of Ray Bradbury is one of the cutest things I've ever seen.
posted by cobwebberies at 1:38 PM on November 6, 2009


Ha, love the Thompson one.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:43 PM on November 6, 2009


Don't forget Beaton's take on Poe and Verne, the greatest bros that never were.
posted by cobwebberies at 2:00 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Holy crap these are amazing.
posted by EatTheWeak at 2:42 PM on November 6, 2009


cobwebberies and Sidhedevil links go to a parked domain with spammy search links. I'm not sure what's up with that.
posted by chairface at 3:13 PM on November 6, 2009


chairface, ? I just restarted and I'm getting the correct domain (harkavagrant.com) and going to the specific cartoon on the domain. Maybe your IP's DNS is messed up?
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:24 PM on November 6, 2009


I'm getting the spammy site, too. Beaton referred to broken webite yesterday on her livejournal.
posted by Zed at 3:27 PM on November 6, 2009


Beaton referred to broken webite yesterday on her livejournal.

On the 29th of October. I'm pretty sure she's moved it since, and it may not yet be propagated to all the DNS servers. I will try to find the LJ links for the appropriate cartoons.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:30 PM on November 6, 2009


Poe and Verne BFF
Dude Watching with the Brontes
And I couldn't find the Orwell, but here is Yeats in Love.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:39 PM on November 6, 2009


Links were fine for me, the Poe and Verne strip was a hoot.
posted by marxchivist at 3:40 PM on November 6, 2009


Here's Orwell.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:49 PM on November 6, 2009


Donna Barr (of Desert Peach fame) draws Toby and Trim from Tristram Shandy. ♥ ♥ ♥
posted by Pallas Athena at 5:15 PM on November 6, 2009


Hark A Vagrant is awesome!
posted by JHarris at 6:30 PM on November 6, 2009


Initially, I was a little disappointed that this blog wasn't inspired by an actual comic of Oscar Wilde, well, clobberin' people. But only just a little. These portraits are great!
posted by cobwebberies at 8:28 PM on November 6, 2009


I love the late great Mike Wieringo's take on Harry Potter. Makes me wonder what a full-on comic adaptation of the Potter books done by 'Ringo would have been like.
posted by GreyWingnut at 5:26 AM on November 7, 2009


I do appreciate some hot Octopus action.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:34 AM on November 7, 2009


These are awesome.
posted by HumanComplex at 10:49 AM on November 7, 2009


...but needs more David Foster Wallace.
posted by HumanComplex at 11:10 AM on November 7, 2009


I thought exactly that, too, HumanComplex, and even thought that if I were going to do one of those drawings, he's the one I'd do.
posted by COBRA! at 12:26 PM on November 7, 2009


These are mostly awesome, but it really bugs me when people out their signature on the image.
posted by cmoj at 12:55 PM on November 7, 2009


Don't you hate it when you're writing something by hand and you get to the edge of the paper before you've finished writing the word? I like how Mike Huddleston handled that in this fantastic version of Captain Ahab (and Moby D!).
posted by cobwebberies at 9:37 PM on November 7, 2009


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