77 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 pun on Dante's Inferno, we see Dante's disco inferno, which is just Dante in bellbottoms dancing it up under a disco ball.
I guess they probably don’t play “Stayin’ Alive” there.
In this pun on Kafka's The Metamorphosis, we see the Metamorphosis Gala, which is the MET Gala, but all the attendants have turned into bugs (fashionably wearing famous looks from Rihanna, Janelle Monae, Lady Gaga, and a Kardashian.)
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into a haute couture wearing guest at a $35,000-a-seat media event.
In this play on all the too-little too-late tell-all books about Trump, we see some that might be written about me, covering topics like: how I lie to kids that they'll use geometry when they're older, how many bagels I eat, how un-strong I am
Thankfully, John Bolton initially refused to testify at the hearing of whether or not I should be promoted to the “intermediate beginner” class at the gym.
In this pun on Shakespeare play, Hamlet Prince of Denmark, we see Hamlet, custodian of Denmark, holding a push broom and musing, "To sweep, perchance to clean - ay, there's the scrub."
To bleach or not to bleach: that is the question.
In this pun on the fairy tale The Frog Prince, we see the Frog Princeton graduate, a didactic frog telling a princess (who clearly finds him off-putting): "If you kiss me, I'll tell you about my thesis on Southern gothic literature!"
A classic fairy tale!
In this pun on Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged, we see an atlas - as in a world map - shrugging.
This is what that book is about, right?
In this pun on Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, we see the mime of the ancient mariner, which is a guy performing charades, seemingly of an albatross around his neck, while his friends guess (poorly) what he is doing.
It’s very hard to differentiate between an albatross necklace and a pigeon necklace in charades.
In this pun on the John Grisham book, The Pelican Brief, we see the pelican briefs - i.e. a pelican in briefs (aka tighty whitey underwear). I will admit that he looks distressed.
Needless to say, I have never read John Grisham.
In this pun on the movie and book Gone with the Wind, we see a Southern belle asking a dashing gentlemen, "Where did my pile of feathers go?" (They, of course, are gone with the wind.)
Is that what this movie is about?
In this pun on Cinderella, a prince looks at an elephant-sized glass slipper and wonders who it belongs to, as a line of women, including one elephant, stands behind him.
Inspired by all the times I've unwittingly fallen in love with an elephant.