Lit art

Flannery O’Connor by Jesse Hamm

Just came across (though it appears to have been around forever) this illustrators’ site. Have a look: eye candy for book lovers.

6 Replies to “Lit art”

  1. Vonnegut, Hemingway, & Twain are together in 2nd place for portraits. (One of the Vonneguts refers to the fiction, not the man.) One wants to say this just confirms what we knew, that moustaches in particular & male hairiness in general are inherently fun to draw. Why there should be only one Nietzsche, though, if that’s so, perplexes.

    Actually, I believe, Hunter S. Thompson comes in 2nd in the rankings if you count Harry Potter. But the drawings seem to make it clear which is the greater boy fantasy.

  2. My mistake: William Burroughs is in the lead with seven portraits — he who was hairless for most of his career.

    And when I saw Frankenstein I figured I’d best steer clear of “characters” and stick to authors.

  3. Delighted, Darko. Hornby is quite an omission. Especially considering his features: you know he’d be a fun one to draw (lack of hair notwithstanding!).

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