So far I’ve mostly drawn Kafka looking alarmed or terrified or otherwise incapable of dealing with human existence, but he was a funny guy too — you can’t be all that serious when you’re writing a story about a guy who turns into a bug. I’m told that when he read sections of Metamorphosis aloud to his friends he would sometimes become overwhelmed by laughter. I like to think of Kafka laughing; I imagine him doubled over in a tangle of lanky arms and legs.