This series of pictures presents modern writers like you’ve never seen before.
Lincoln Michel is a short story writer, founder of Gigantic Magazine, and editor at Electric Literature. He also draws, and what he draws is incredibly good.
Monsters of Modern Literature is a series of illustrations, where contemporary authors become monster slaves of their own names and most famous books.
In this gorgeous collection of portraits we will see J.K. Growling, Michel Hellbecq, Cormac McCabre, and Haruki Murderkami, among other terribly likable creatures.
The illustrations were created in 2012 and 2013, to celebrate literary Halloween, but they are so great I can’t wait until next Halloween to share them with you.
These pictures are in fact perfect collectibles, and the good news is you can buy them on Etsy, in Wolf+Cloud shop. A single set of six randomly selected trading cards costs $5. The cards measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ each. They are printed on high quality French Paper cover stock.
By the way, if you love to see your favorite authors through the looking glass of talented artists, you should also have a look at Badly Drawn Authors.
Monsters of Modern Literature
Haruki Murakami – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
Michel Houellebecq – The Elementary Particles.
Zadie Smith – White Teeth.
Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49.
Roberto Bolano – 2666.
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter.
Joan Didion – Play It as It Lays.
Dave Eggers – How We Are Hungry.
Clarice Lispector – The Hour of the Star.
Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men.
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Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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