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ARISTOCRATS JOKE ANTHOLOGY
fleeting tête-à-têtes


drawing by Nick Patterson

Lewis Carroll (aka Kevin Sweeney) has shown up in Alice drag, only to be mistaken for a nymphet by Vladimir Nabokov (aka Regina Watts).



drawing by Nick Patterson

Damon Runyon (aka Justin Isis), having pilfered a zoot suit from the Broadway premiere of Guys 'n Dolls, plies a rolled-up newspaper on pussy cat Erwin Schrödinger (aka Daniel Beauregard), who is searching for a box to be, or not to be in. He can only find a garbage can, already occupied by Samuel Beckett (aka Hartlerode X. Terwilliger), who reenacts a scene from one or another of his plays.



drawing by Nick Patterson

H.P. Lovecraft (aka K.D. Porch), fascinated by the Marquis de Sade (aka Tom Bradley)'s dominatrix rig, tentatively reaches out Cthulhu tentacles.



drawing by Nick Patterson

William S. Burroughs (aka Dav Crabes) mistakes Stanislaw Lem (aka Mike Ennenbach) for his wife, and his wife for William Tell's son.



drawing by Nick Patterson

James Ellroy (aka Ben Arzate) geeks out about crime and bullets with Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (aka Sean Kilpatrick), who looks every inch the Victorian dandy and suspected serial killer!.



drawing by Nick Patterson

Jean Baudrillard (aka Gary Shipley) red-pills Hunter S. Thompson (aka Benzo Monroe).