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Thomas Pynchon Comic Strip

pynchoncomic.jpgWith all the news about famous newspaper comics (Little Orphan Annie and Cathy) ending last week, we decided to highlight a comic strip we wish would be syndicated–a 2003 comic about the mysterious life of reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon.

Entitled Thomas Pynchon, Man of Mystery, the strip (pictured) was created by Kelly Shane and Woody Compton. The strip creators also produced a funny strip mashing up the work of beat legend William Burroughs and Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Here’s more about the strip: “[It is] based on the life of reclusive postmodern novelist Thomas Pynchon. Conceived as part of a series entitled Is This Tomorrow?, the piece portrays the writer in several guises, and recounts brief anecdotes from his life.” (Via Maud Newton)

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