Do not accept candy from this man!

Humbert Humbert from Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

In case you didn’t know, you should never accept candy from strangers — especially this stranger, Humbert Humbert.  At his site The Composites, Brian Joseph Davis has taken descriptions of famous fictional characters and plugged them into the composite sketch software police agencies use to create profiles of wanted criminals.  Although the images are all black and white (just like the descriptions), the results are often surprising and sometimes appropriate, like this one of Vladimir Nabokov’s manipulative pedophile. More favorites below.

Julia from Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell

Ignatius J. Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

The Misfit from “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor

Billy Pilgrim from Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

Surprised by these or any other images at The Composites?  I thought Ignatius J. Reilly was dead on — just what I’d seen in my head — though Billy Pilgrim didn’t look as friendly as I’d imagined.

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