In KL 97:54, we reviewed an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk and bemoaned the fact that The Eolio Society published it only in a deluxe limited edition selling for $865 (2016). The review concluded with a quote from their marketing manager, who said, “As yet we have no plans for a… [read full post]
The enormously popular American singer-songwriter, actress, and director Melanie Martinez (b. 1995) is somewhat sui generis; The Guardian describes her music as “off-kilter, sweary electropop.” Her debut studio album, Cry Baby (2015), which went on to be certified platinum, contains a song called “Mad Hatter,” obviously based on the two Disney movies (1951, 2010) rather… [read full post]
From August 23, 2019 to May 28, 2020, the Finnish National Ballet (Ooppera Baletti) will stage a new edition of Alice in Wonderland, choreographed by Jorma Elo, which originally premiered in 2015 with music by Joseph Haydn, G. F. Händel, and Gottfried Stölzel. It incorporates elements of Looking-Glass as well. Scroll down to see the… [read full post]
British artist Margaret P. Timson crafts one-of-a-kind sculptures in polymer clay, mixed media, and selected accessories. They are around 9 to 12 inches high, the size of a Barbie doll. Here is her Etsy shop (prices are in odd dollar amounts, converted from Euros or Pounds, I’m sure).
Phlizz, from the Lewis Carroll Genootschap (the Dutch Lewis Carroll Society), “distinguishes itself from [our] society’s print journal dodo/nododo: Phlizz is directed towards the society’s relations, while dodo/nododo is a journal in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, aiming at a broader audience.” The splash page of Phlizz in English is here. Click on the “Huidig… [read full post]
Labyrinth, the Russian publisher, has issued the Alice dyad in luxurious Russian-language editions with lots of “extras”: tip-ins, fold-outs, pop-ups, inserts, booklets, ribbons, etc. View a video about Looking-glass here. One easy way to order them is through Vasha-Kniga, a Russian bookstore in Brooklyn: Wonderland, Looking-Glass.
The wonderful San Francisco Center for the Book, “a center of inspiration for the book arts world, featuring the art & craft of letterpress printing, bookbinding, and artists bookmaking,” which also hosted us a reception for us at our Spring 2017 gathering, has an annual fundraiser, the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival, which features artist prints… [read full post]
Belgian cartoonist Steven Dhondt (Stedho) created a(n almost) wordless riff on a modern Alice—“Why Is a Raven on a Hoteldesk?”—for a magazine called Brussels in Shorts, issue 2, published by Oogachtend in 2014, but available for online viewing here. (Thanks to Craig Yoe! for the tip.)
For the last six years, California artist Phyllis Davidson has been creating a series of oil paintings exploring different “aspects” of Alice. She says: Aspects of Alice is a series of paintings not illustrating but inspired by and celebrating the stories. While my Alices vary racially and are at different life stages, they retain the… [read full post]
Christian Birmingham is a British artist who has illustrated some of the finest authors in children’s and adult literature. He has won the Whitbread (now Costa) Children’s Book of the Year, the Smarties Book Prize and the Red House Children’s Book Award, among many other honors. His lovely Wonderland has just been published through Books… [read full post]