Flannery O’Connor: Storyteller, Writer, and…Cartoonist?

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Apparently from the age of 5 until entering the Iowa Writers Workshop, Flannery O’Connor was an avid cartoonist! Publishing in her high school and college publications, O’Connor’s drawings poke at the student life in a humorous way. Check out the story at Brain Pickings and see the illustrations for yourself.


Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →