Police composite sketches of literary charactersPosted: February 10, 2012
Found this through my amazing friend Lisa Mesbur and The Daily What. It’s a Tumblr of composite sketches of literary characters created using law enforcement composite sketch software and descriptions of the characters. And it’s all kinds of awesome.
To go with the image above:
“Humbert Humbert, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov [but you could already tell that right? Like, duh. So obvs.]
Gloomy good looks…Clean-cut jaw, muscular hand, deep sonorous voice…broad shoulder…I was, and still am, despite mes malheurs, an exceptionally handsome male; slow-moving, tall, with soft dark hair and a gloomy but all the more seductive cast of demeanor. Exceptional virility often reflects in the subject’s displayable features a sullen and congested something that pertains to what he has to conceal. And this was my case…But instead I am lanky, big-boned, wooly-chested Humbert Humbert, with thick black eyebrows…A cesspoolful of rotting monsters behind his slow boyish smile…aging ape eyes…Humbert’s face might twitch with neuralgia.”
The Tumblr is by Brian Joseph Davis. http://thecomposites.tumblr.com/