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December 3, 2012

From Queequeg to Flem Snopes, from Kitty Ricketts to Nurse Ratched, books are full of alliterative, whimsical, sly, suggestive, fun character names that tickle the reader’s imagination. We recently collected our top ten character names and asked our friend and artist David Campos-Allen to set his imagination to “paper.” This is what he came up with.

And should you feel inspired, please share your favorite character names and illustrations!

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    Love Rita Skeeter, just how I pictured her.
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    Ugh. Estraven isn’t white. Yeah, yeah, Kilgore Trout isn’t actually a fish and Mrs. Jellby isn’t actually made of Jelly,...
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    it pleases me that pynchon and joyce are represented here, although not the characters i would have expected …
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