Simply a little funning on Jane Austen, mostly teasing her fans (and fandoms). Poor Jane – Sharks and motorcycles!
So I was already acquainted with this fantastic blog called “Hark, a Vagrant” which showcases the wonderful opinions of Kate Beaton on history and literature, principally, to the never-ending joy of many liberal arts majors out there. And behold! It is rife with comics featuring Jane Austen and/or her characters! Not only do we have fine examples of Jane Austen’s readership/ literary communities, but also some admittedly pointed criticism of the fan-novel culture of Austen’s world (provided via the links below). She is even quoted as saying:
“Jane Austen has transcended ‘fandom,’ I think. Now there is an Austen culture. I am never sure what to make of it. “
Some more for the curious. These are really just poking fun at everyone who is obsessed with Pride and Prejudice