The Abecedary - Illustrations from the Oxford English Dictionary

Dictionary Comics

The Abecedary is a comic that explores the tension between word and image, and the gaps between definition and usage. Each comic features a word, it's definition, and a sample quotation from the Oxford English Dictionary. The illustration gives context to the quote and the connotation of the word, by collapsing multiple definitions, subverting denotation, and eliding historical and modern meanings.

The Abecedary can be seen at