Action Camus, the Superman of Nihilism

Was reading Boldtype’s “10 Awesome Books to Give Your Nonreading Friends” where I came across the work of cartoonist R. Sikoryak. Here’a an article about him from The New Yorker:

For twenty years, the cartoonist R. Sikoryak has been creating parody strips of literary masterpieces, casting familiar cartoon characters in classic roles — Little Lulu as Pearl Prynne, Little Nemo as Dorian Gray, Charlie Brown as Gregor Samsa. If you’re like me, and you sometimes like your serious literature with a side of Beavis and Butthead (see Sikoryak’s take on “Waiting for Godot”), you will probably laugh out loud over Masterpiece Comics, a collection of thirteen of these strips, just out from Drawn & Quarterly.

Here is R. Sikoryak’s take on an existentialist superhero:


Check out the The New Yorker link for a Kafkaesque Charlie Brown tale.

3 Comments on "Action Camus, the Superman of Nihilism"

  1. I think I can finally see the appeal of Charlie Brown. Pretty funny stuff.

  2. Gemmarama | Aug 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    existentialism and nihilism are NOT the same thing!

  3. Gemmarama | Aug 6, 2010 at 7:07 am |

    existentialism and nihilism are NOT the same thing!

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