The Epilogue: Smart Literature Webcomic Humor

Only a couple of episodes in the archives so far but for a literary geek like myself, The Epilogue by Reva Sharp is a clever idea filled with boundless possibilities. Taking place in the afterlife, the comic is filled with characters based on famous writers like Mark Twain, e.e. cummings, Slyvia Plath, etc.

The art is a bit… rough at this point and not every strip has delivered actual funny, but I’m just so taken with the concept that I can overlook that for now. Be sure to check it out.

Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. I really like the concept too, but I’m sorry, no WAY does Mark Twain deck Ernest Hemingway. I don’t *care* which writer you like more. Hemingway was an AVID BOXER, for God’s sake! LOOK at pictures of Twain, can you imagine this guy beating up anybody between the ages of 10 and 73? And it’s not a good “ant hurting the elephant” joke, either, because no one acts at all surprised or implies that the spirit world changes your physical attributes or… or… rrrrrrgh!

    I’ll assume Reva is new at this, and I’d be willing to take another look if the series shapes up in this regard. But right now, it tastes a little half-baked.

  2. While I wasn’t aware that Ernest Hemingway was a boxer, I did originally plan for him to be the one doing the punching. However, because of the way the punchline worked out, I had to comprimise. Basically, I decided to comprimise logic in favor of humor. Maybe I should have put a little more effort into working out the script, but I’ll try to do that in the future at least.

    Don’t mean to sound overly defensive, I’m just explaining my reasoning.


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