Isn’t it charming? And too true!
We had a hand in its creation. We loved this “Shakespeare Spoilers” cartoon so much when we saw it on Facebook recently. It made us laugh out loud. But wait. The Bard is just as clever, witty and engaging as our favorite English author Jane Austen. Shouldn’t she get equal billing?
We contacted the cartoonist John Atkinson and pitched another famous English author for his artistic consideration. He was game—and we are delighted with the results.
We hope it makes its way around the Internet (please share) and into the hearts of young (and old) readers everywhere reminding them that Austen’s prose is not stuffy, old, ancient literature, but funny, romantic and accessible to modern readers. Maybe if “Austen Spoilers” is a big hit, he might be coerced into a Mr. Darcy version!
Many thanks to John Atkinson for his wonderful artwork, and for indulging my Janeite fancy by creating the “Austen Spoilers” cartoon. I would proudly display it on a t-shirt, book bag or note cards if they were available to purchase. What say you Janeites?
Image courtesy of John Atkinson © 2014; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2014, Austenprose.com