For the sake of posterity, here’s what really happened on one fateful day at the lake…contrasted with what you’ve probably heard from Uncle Ian.
Previously we explored the merits of a modern-day adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Turning our attentions to Franz Kafka’s METAMORPHOSIS, we get a taste of what a cockroach-person story would look like…In The Year Two Thousand.
Doubtless in school you were told that certain books were “classics” because, well, they just were. If your teacher felt especially generous, they might go on to say that great works of classic literature captured the spirit of their time so that we could better understand the era whence they sprang.
Problem is, most of those stories are boring, or the concept lacks relevance today, or I just thought it would be funny to riff on it…and thus this stream of comics was born.
Ergo, I present to you, ITY2K! Today’s victim? GREAT EXPECTATIONS, by Charles Dickens.