In the grand scheme of Coen brothers movies, Inside Llewyn Davis seems destined to be beloved by a small camp of diehards. Like A Serious Man or Hail, Caesar!, its pleasures evade most on early viewings. Some of these, like Barton Fink, eventually develop a reputation as august as any of the more universally agreed-upon Coen classics. Maybe it just takes a quarter century.
Anyway, for that early-adopter Inside Llewyn Davis cultist in your family, here is a set of lovingly created baseball cards featuring the film’s characters. It was made by cartoonist and writer Stephen Winchell and writer and editor Grayson Davis, and they did so with a deep reverence for the source material. “I hope nobody thinks we’re doing this ironically,” Davis told Brightest Young Things. “Go see Inside Llewyn Davis if you haven’t.”
After you have, thrill to the 40 scenes recreated here.
You can get your own set of cards commemorating this new saint of disaffected, self-sabotaging artists for just $5 by filling out this form. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, so you’ve got nothing to lose.
The team behind the project has no plans to continue with Llewyn Davis or any other Coen movie, calling it “something that maybe shouldn’t be a joke, but because of that, it works as a joke. Kind of like that Barton Fink gag in The Simpsons”—a joke which, like the movie itself, has also only gotten better with time.