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Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoonist

Flannery O’Connor was a brilliant, funny, dark writer of amazing fiction. But it turns out that wasn’t all she was interested in. She was also a cartoonist. A collection of her work, Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons, is being published this December by Fantagraphics. Here are some examples of her work.

1.

“I believe the totalitarian outlook of the aggressive minority in the educational-governmental section should be crushed, and if I am elected sixth vice recording secretary, I shall bend every effort to crush it.”

2.

“Understand, I got nothing against getting educated, but it just looks like there ought to be an easier way to do it.”

3.

“Do you have any books the faculty doesn’t particularly recommend?”

4.

“Now Comes Spring Fever”

5.

“I don’t enjoy looking at these old pictures either, but it doesn’t hurt my reputation for people to think I’m a lover of fine arts.”

6.

“These two express the universal feeling of heart-brokenness over school closing.”

7.

“Isn’t it fortunate that Genevieve has completely escaped that boy-crazy stage?”

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