Zig Zag TwonG, Bigfoot Bjornsen, & Mucho Maas

Detroiters sketch their interpretations of character names borrowed from the virtuoso of moniker-making, Thomas Pynchon.

//the periphery


We selected our favorite 21 character names from the novels of the wonky, radical, postmodern, bizarre, hallucinatory, National-Book-Award-winning author Thomas Pynchon — the man who once said, "Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength" — and then the awesome people who attended our monthly workshop illustrated what in the hell they imagined these characters might look like. Scroll through the art gallery below to see what we all came up with.


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