An Ottawa-based graphic designer, John Atkinson, is giving all book lovers a chuckle with his condensed literary classic cartoons, which include abbreviations of famous works of literature.
BuzzFeed talked to Atkinson, who said, "I did the original three abridged classics cartoons a while back. I was thinking about how, in an online world, we consume information. In the past, we would spend hours/days/weeks reading great literature, but now we have a need to digest everything in small viral bits."
Atkinson has been creating cartoons most of his life, but started to do it seriously roughly six years ago.
"I would hope that people find these funny — or at least pithy," Atkinson said. "I'd also hope they might encourage some to revisit, re-read, or discover for the first time some of these great works of literature."