Showing posts with label literature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label literature. Show all posts

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Ingredients of Shakespeare

This comic appears in the latest issue of The Southampton Review.

Want to get inspired? My new book on creativity is out now from Abrams Books:

Literary posters are available at my shop.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Cannon of Literature


This comic appears in the latest issue of The Southampton Review.

Posters of this and many other fine literary comics are available at my shop. They make perfect gifts for teachers, librarians, and your book-obsessed friends and family.

You can now pre-order my book, The Shape of Ideas.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Kafka in the Park

Have you checked out the Incidental Comics Patreon page? Starting this month, all patrons will get access to regular posts about my process, influences and inspiration. Thank you for your support!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A is for Abecedarian: A Literary Alphabet

This comic was adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick. It's a fascinating and easy-to-understand reference book that demands to be illustrated. Stay tuned for more letters in the weeks to come.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Conflict in Literature

Posters of this comic (and most every other comic on my site) can be ordered at my shop.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Story Coaster

This drawing appears in the July 14 Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to Book Review editor Pamela Paul! Also, thanks to my middle school English teacher, who taught me the wonderful word "dénouement."

You can order a poster at my shop.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shakespeare in the Park

All words in this comic are courtesy of William Shakespeare.

You can order a poster of this and many other fine literary comics at my shop.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Literary Consolation Prizes

You can see this comic in print in this Sunday's NY Times Book Review! Meanwhile, the finalists for the National Book Award can be found here (I'm pulling for Junot Diaz).

Friday, June 1, 2012

Haruki Murakami Bingo

I've spent the last few years devouring the books of Haruki Murakami. Twelve novels, three short story collections, and one memoir later, I came up with this comic. If you have yet to experience the genius of Murakami, keep this Bingo card handy as you delve into his work. I recommend starting with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, or Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. You can find this comic in print in Sunday's New York Times Book Review.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Behind Every Great Novelist

This illustration appears in the New York Times Book Review alongside a review by Christopher Benfey of John Sutherland's "Lives of the Novelists." Sutherland's book profiles a long list of notable writers and the personal events that may or may not have influenced their creative output. I tried to distill the typical experience of a literary icon into nine small panels. I'm certain that many of our great writers have worked in a coal mine and owned a small poodle. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Literary Devices

If you would like to nominate Incidental Comics as a "Best Webcomic of 2011," you can go here to voice your support. No pressure!

Thanks to all my high school English teachers for providing the deeply ingrained knowledge behind this comic. And a very special thanks to my proofreaders at the Kansas City Star, who put up with my three consecutive misspellings of "Onomatopoeia."

And finally: English teachers and students, past and current - you can get a poster of this comic for your classroom or reading nook here.