The drawing shows a lighter take on Kafka’s absurdist work, portraying a cockroach coming home from a day at work. The Doodle even includes a nod to the plot by including a small, sepia-toned apple, referring to the apples that the poor salesman’s father threw at him when he found his son transformed into the creepy-crawler.
In the past, Google has crafted doodles to honor many writers including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, Pride & Prejudice author Jane Austen, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea author Jules Verne. Here’s a video from Google headquarters spotlighting the artists behind the doodles.
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