Aficionados of beat literature, indie film, or hawt man-on-man James Franco action are probably going to enjoy the 2010 quasi-documentary Howl. It stars Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg circa 1955, going down on Neal Cassady and going on trial for the obscenity in his landmark poem.
Everyone who likes words and images throw your hands up. Then go check out the blog Hey Oscar Wilde! It’s Clobberin’ Time!!! to see portraits of some of your favorite authors and fictional characters done by some of your favorite contemporary artists.
We like comic book artist Robbi Rodriguez’s interpretation of Hunter S. Thompson as the champion of justice he so was, but it’s just one of many great pieces on the site. Also check out io9 for a gallery dedicated specifically for science fiction writers. [Hey Oscar Wilde! It’s Clobberin’ Time!!!, io9]