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 pun on the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, we see Great Expectorations, which is just Pip and Mrs. Haversham emitting great amounts of saliva. This is way more interesting than the actual book.
Required reading would definitely be more memorable if there were more phlegm.
In this pun on the Madeleine L'Engle book A Wrinkle in Time, we see Meg Murry using an iron to get rid of any wrinkles in a clock.
If only the film adaptation had been based on this cartoon, it may have been bearable.
In this comparison cartoon, we see the goose that laid the golden egg from Jack and the Beanstalk looking very content, next to the goose that passed the golden kidney stone, who looks quite disturbed.
I feel like excreting a metal isn’t ever a great thing.
In this pun on Frankenstein's monster, we see Frankenstein's muenster, a semi-soft cheese that Dr. Frankenstein and Igor seem thrilled to have brought alive... with flavor.
Another triumph for the semi-soft sciences
In this play on the book the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we see a dragon with a girl tattoo.
I don’t know if this book would be more or less scary.
In this pun on the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, we see a tortoise checking out her hair in the mirror.
Forget slow and steady, it’s all about glamour.
In this pun on Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, we see a member of Shakespearean royalty - a Lord - performing on the gymnastics rings.
I’d say my main criticism of men’s gymnastics is that they don’t wear enough berets.
In the pun on judging a book by its cover, we see a judge in court. Unfortunately, that judge is the honorable Love in the Time of Cholera, and now it's time for this book to judge you.
Slaughterhouse 5 gave me 12 months without probation for thinking it was a book about butchery.
Wee see a squid and a whale talking. The whale says, "Actually, I prefer Moby Richard," a play off the Melville book Moby Dick.
Acquiring a nickname you don’t like isn’t great, even if it doesn’t include the word Dick.
In a thrilling twist of fate, we see characters from our boring summer reading books having to read boring summer reading books about our lives (about calls to insurance, printer malfunctions, and coworker feuds)
Dedicated to all the people trapped in summer reading crunch-time