Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons

Courtesy Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

The biting comics drawn by Flannery O’Connor.

She was a master of Southern Gothic literature, known for such novels as Wise Blood and short stories like “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”—work filled with Catholic imagery and grotesque characters. But in the early ’40s, Flannery O’Connor drew raw and biting comics, which are now collected in Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons (Fantagraphics Books, May). Mostly tackling school and propriety, they’re a pitch-black hoot.