The “world’s longest tattoo” is comprised of over 5,000 individual phrases from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Backers receive a temporary tattoo bearing a unique phrase from one of the stories along with instructions on uploading a photo of themselves (or anyone else) wearing their phrase. Litographs first attempted this last year, but only a proportion of the respondents actually uploaded pictures. After many tries to contact the missing souls, they have decided to re-sell those phrases in hopes that the chain may at last be completed. It’s only $5 for a set of two: one to keep and one to use! Let’s help them out! Be creative! Go to Litographs and join the chain!! Do it now; they sell out very quickly.
(The example at left is tattoo #1558, from Chapter 8: “and she put them into a large flower-pot that stood near.” The arm is Llisa’s; Alice is portrayed by Sonja; the white-and-red roses are from our garden.)
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary, Imagine! Publishing (an imprint of Charlesbridge) is publishing a picture book edition called Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. Fashioned as an introduction to the classic for younger readers, the story is retold by Charles Nurnberg and Joe Rhatigan with luminous paintings by bestselling French illustrator Eric Puybaret.
Edward Wakeling’s superb “appraisal” (not a biography!) is now available. World-class collector of, authority on, and admirer of Lewis Carroll, not to mention the editor of his 10-volume Diaries among other publications, Wakeling’s lifetime of study finds its culmination in this handsome work. His fresh approach, based on Carroll’s wide and varied social circle, reflects much previously unpublished material, and promises to resolve some of the key myths surrounding Mr. Dodgson.
Walt Disney’s animated Alice is going to be showing at the El Capitan theater on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles for one night only February 12, 2015, as part of their Throwback Thursday series. Don’t be late if you want to see it!
An article by Maria Popova in Brain Pickings, “How Lewis Carroll’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil and Digital Communication Kinder,” reminds us that the rules of epistolary etiquette have not changed since the days of the penny post.
For the Francophone members, a new radio show about Carroll, photography, and mathematics by Patrick Roegiers and Jacques Roubaud. Originally broadcast on January 2, 2015, this program is available until September 27, 2017 so hurry! If the embedded player doesn’t work, direct link here.
So the Alice150 items keep rolling in! Now the UK has announced a slew of stamps to celebrate the 150th. Well, I guess it is *technically* a British book. Check out all the designs here. Let’s hope the USPS does something similar!
A new documentary by broadcaster and journalist Martha Kearney and featuring Morton Cohen will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 9 pm on Saturday, January 31.
A newly illustrated hardcover Wonderland / Looking-Glass has been released in the Netherlands by artist Floor Rieder, translated by Sofia Englishman. The illustrations are quite charming and I think will be of interest to many in our humble little society. You can order it (€25) here, or through various Netherlands bookstores through its ISBN, 9789025759179.