You know we love a good crowdfunding project, and there is a fantastic book project on Indiegogo running now through January 6th. Graphic designer and illustrator Tanika Fey has created 50 beautiful watercolors for her illustrated Alice, available in English and German, and is using Indiegogo to fund the printing of the actual books. Depending on the success of the project, the book may be printed in a variety of formats with even more illustrations! So get cracking, sponsoring a project like this makes a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift! Be sure to check out her webcomix too!
Carrollians rejoice! Edward Wakeling’s new Carroll biography has been published! Well, in the UK, not available here until Jan 28, 2015, but still. As Edward says in his interview with the Independent:
“It is about time we cleared up, once and for all, the pervading false myth about his unhealthy relationship with children…”
Thank goodness! To see the full text of the Independent’s article/interview with Edward, click here.
Our next meeting, in Toronto and environs October 3–5, promises to be a doozy! Check out our Events Page for all the details. See you there!
Can’t keep a good idea down, Macmillan is jumping on the Alice 150 bandwagon with a slew of new editions of both Alice and Looking Glass, not to mention Morton Cohen’s Carroll biography. Details here.
Van Sandwyk’s illustration for the book Canadian Content
On June 9th Charles van Sandwyk will give a presentation on his new Folio Society edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. If you are in the Vancouver area you should check it out. UBC Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver.
LCSNA member Cathy Rubin has published an article on the Huffington Post all about Alice – Alice150 that is. Spread the word, Alice150 is only 15 months away!
For those of you who were unable to join us for the Spring meeting last month, you missed a great talk by Craig Yoe on his new book Alice in Comicland (with introduction by our fearless leader Mark Burstein). While we here on the social team did our best to live blog it, I recommend dashing out and getting yourself a copy pronto. For the official press release from the publisher, click me. For a very nice interview with Craig, click me.
Another of our resourceful mimsy minions has pointed us to the Open Culture educational resource web site, where they offer one page with links to 550 free audio books, both classic and contemporary, and another page with links to 550 free eBooks. Both lists include versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland–and intriguingly, the audio books list also includes The Game of Logic!
If your ears need some Carrollian tickling, click me to explore the audio list.
If your eyes need some Carrollian reading, click me to explore the eBook list.
Attention minions: more blog news items are needed–the treacle well is empty! (In fact, we always need your input to keep this blog going!) Contribute your news items today at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Here’s another report from one of our mimsy minions, this time about a 2009 children’s book called Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady #2 in the series), with fun Carrollian references:
“ The plot revolves around an evil librarian and her minions vs. the superhero Lunch Lady and some good kids. The bad guys get their power from opening books and having their characters jump out in some sort of ethereal form to promulgate mayhem. Of course, their big weapon was Alice in Wonderland, from whose pages the Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, Dodo, and Walrus emerged.”
It’s available in various formats. To view it on Amazon Smile, click me.