March 18, 2016 by Wrong Hands
Posted in Cartoon | Tagged Authors, Books, Comic, Fiction, Funny, Humor, Literature, Novels, Reading, Writing | 31 Comments
Liked the Dante!
You have a winner with that last one! Sounds like my life these days.
Speaking as a former English teacher … wonderful!
Ha! Classics in ten words or under. I’ll hire you to write my synopsis!
Your cartoons are some of the best I have ever read.
Based on these , I only want to read Dante’s inferno!! Awesome work!!
Love this one, John ❤
but to pick some nits:
> kills everyone
kills *almost* everyone–the dog and the wife get to live. but there’s no room for “almost”, so I won’t complain
> Murderer feels bad
actually he feels, say, quizzy. a little sad, but proud, too. passive-aggressive hither-thither, he can’t quite tell. but of course I won’t complain
I love your abridge stuff
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Love these, but where were you before I tried reading Walden?!
Hilarious! Please do the major religious books next.
How about “The Bible” w/ 1-word — God (or w/ 3 — God & Man) … not that I believe (trust me, I don’t at all).
I the BIBLE should be followed in the next panel by the KORAN followed by another panel METAMORPHOSES followed by a pile of sacred texts 10 feet high, all with the same summaries: OBEY AUTHORITY & BEWARE. YOU’RE GOING LIVE FOREVER.
SORRY. YOU’RE GOING TO LIVE FOREVER.
Thank you. I could barely get thought the first twenty pages of Crime and Punishment. Finally can get rid of the book and the ebook.
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You have converted voluminous classics into single sentences. Hats off to you Dear Atkinson.
Do the Great Gatsby next! That’ll make my day. Love your comics!
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Ahhhhh I shouldn’t have read your strip as we pnly started watching Beowolf.
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I have one! A suitable boy?!
Do Les Miserables and a Tale of Two Cities.
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I’d love a poster of this!
Posters for some of my work can be found on RedBubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/wronghands/works/21339348-more-abridged-classics
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