150 Years of Alice Illustrations

Seems everyone is getting into the swing of Alice 150, including this site celebrating the best of Alice illustrations over the past 150 years.

The Alcuin Society AGM with Charles van Sandwyk

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.

Alice in Comicland Released Today!

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.

A Book (Not) Without Pictures

For those of you who were not able to attend our spring meeting, we had a very nice presentation by Mike Schneider on his What is the Use of a Book Without Pictures project, a completely visual telling of Alice in every imaginable style.  This article does a very nice job explaining it.  I can hardly wait for the finished product!

From Left to Right: Giovanna Terrone, Grant Fuhst, Ario Anindito, John Nagridge, Nursalimsyah, Avi Katz, John Ottinger, Ryan Petrow, Laura Coyle, Isaac Hastings, James Beveridge, Devin Francisco, Larry Adlon, Kalynn Kallweit, David W. Tripp

Download the Alicewinks iBook FREE from October 14-18 Only!

Alice at Croquet GroundsAttention iPad owners!   If you’re looking for an Alice book designed just for you, the creators of Alicewinks have taken a host of vintage illustrated versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and have cleverly merged and animated the images.  The result is a charming and slightly surreal illustrated version of the classic book.

Given the technical complexity of the project, and the large file size, Alicewinks is only available currently as in iBook, intended for enjoyment on the Apple iPad.  It is available for $9.99 in the iBooks store, but from October 14-18 ONLY, the Alicewinks edition will be available as a free download from iBooks (iPad) or iTunes (computer).  They are also running a competition for the best review of their edition; the winner will receive an iPad and $100 iTunes credit.

If you have any questions or download issues, please contact the folks at Alicewinks directly.  For more information, please visit the Alicewinks website.

 

Calling All Carrollian Book and Print Artists!

If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan and create book or print-based art, you’ll want to read this notice we just received.  Note the deadline, and submit this month!

“CALL FOR BOOK AND PRINT ARTISTS
Alice in Wonderland
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Submission deadline: August 30, 2013

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks artworks for inclusion in a juried exhibition of book, paper and print works based on “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. The exhibition will be presented in the Open Book Literary Commons gallery from October 18 through December 15, 2013.

There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs.

Submission guidelines:
– All submissions must be made by email to exhibitions@mnbookarts.org.
– Include AIW in the subject line of your email.
– Artists are welcome to submit multiple works, but each work should be submitted in a separate email.

Attach the following to your email:

IMAGES: up to three images per work are allowed. JPG format, 72 dpi, max 900 x 900 pixels.

TEXT: A one-page Word or PDF document containing the following:
– Artist name
– Mailing address
– Email address
– Telephone number
– Title of work
– Year completed
– Medium/materials
– Dimensions
– Author(s) (if applicable)
– Insurance value
– Retail price or NFS
– Any special installation instructions or other descriptive
information

Deadline: Entries must be received by August 30, 2013.
Selected artists will be notified by September 9.
Selected works must be delivered to MCBA by October 4, and will be returned by January 10, 2014.
Artists are responsible for all shipping costs.

Questions? Email Tracy Doreen Dietzel, MCBA Exhibitions Manager, at tddietzel@mnbookarts.org.

For more information about MCBA, visit mnbookarts.org.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
at Open Book . 1011 Washington Ave S, First Floor . Minneapolis MN
55415 Phone 612.215.2520 . Fax 612.215.2545 . mcba@mnbookarts.org

As the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind in the nation, Minnesota Center for Book Arts celebrates the book as a vibrant contemporary art form that takes many shapes. From the traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding to non-traditional artmaking and self-publishing techniques, MCBA supports the limitless creative evolution of book arts. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.mnbookarts.org.”

Facebook Pages Dedicated to Alice and Illustrations

If you are a Facebook user, you probably already know that there are a number of Facebook pages that pay tribute to Alice illustrations, or have other Carrollian connections.  Here are just a handful, in case you’ve missed any of them.  TIP: You can find these and others under our “Likes” section on our Facebook page.  If you know of more, please send us the link!

Wonderland Books

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Photography, Movies and Art 

Alice’s Bloody Adventures in Wonderland