78 Literary Pun Cartoons

Love books but don't have the time to read? Why not just look at a cartoon loosely based on a book instead!

In this comparison cartoon, we see Moby Nice, a white whale apologizing to Ahab and inviting him to his Presidents' Day party, versus Moby Dick, who is just being mean to Captain Ahab.
No, I didn’t read the book. Why do you ask?
In this pun on Edgar Allan Poe and podiatrists, we see poe as a podiatrist, checking out a patient's food. He gives his prognosis: Tis a bunion. Only this, and nothing more.
"We take all kinds of insurance, this is our office assurance/ This visit, it will be covered, whether feet are broke or sore."/ Slowly I retrieved my card and stared out to the door ajarred/ A raven came and for my card to run he kindly did implore/ Soon he returned, a saddened look that differed from when he implored/ Quoth the Raven, "We don't accept Oxford."
In this play on Gabriel Garcia Marquez' book "Love in the Time of Cholera," we see four other book recommendations (if you like this, you'll love...): Love in the Time of Collars, ...time of Caller ID, ...the time of Collard Greens, ... of College Board.
All of these sound like books I would read.
In this play on the book/movie Gone with the Wind, we see "Gong with the Wind," a person standing at the ready to hit a gong once the breeze starts going. Yes, I do realize how asinine this is.
I would watch a 3 hour 42 minute movie about this.
In this pun on the Truman Capote book title, "In Cold Blood," we see a person sitting in what looks like a hot tub, but it is filled with, you guessed it, cold blood. She does not seem happy with the situation.
Why, no, I haven’t read any Truman Capote. Why do you ask?
In a pun on banned books, we see BAND books, classic titles mashed up with bands: Little Arcade Fires Everywhere, Sword in the Rolling Stones, Portrait of a Barenaked Lady, Grateful Dead Gatsby, A Goo Goo Doll's House, Picture of Dorian Greenday
So glad state governments are finally promoting these!
In these literary cat puns, we see Cat-22 (Catch-22), The Sound and the Furry (Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury), Mewlysses (Joyce's Ulysses), How to Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Pawter and the Goblet of Milk (Harry Potter), & the Great Catsby (Gatsby).
Happy summer reading, all you cool cats and kittens!
In this pun on censored books, we see books that have (sort of) bad words in the title with that word blocked out - Ivanhoe, Moby Dick, Winnie-the-Pooh, Through the Looking Glass, Middlesex, and Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs.
Not pictured: Naked Lunch, The Screwtape Letters, The Hardy Boys, Puss in Boots, and James and the Giant Peach
In this pun on posthumous publication, we see Emily Dickinson sitting at her publisher's desk. Her publisher is a possum, which is why she is being published possumously.
Even if it's a book deal offered by a possum, it's still a book deal!
In this play on fantasy football, we see several genres of football: Fantasy (an elf with a football fairy), Sci Fi (an astronaut being attacked by U.F.Footballs), Mystery (a detective inspecting a chalk outline of a ball), and Romance.
What is your favorite genre of football?