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]
Permafrost Theatre Collective, in partnership with The Chameleon Fools Theatre Troupe and in association with C venues, will be presenting a new Wonderland tale at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 14th – 26th. “In this bold reimagining, every actor in the all female/non-cis cast plays Alice at one point or other in the story…. [read full post]
The Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus adaptation, directed by Sara Bruner, is in repertory from May 29 – October 12, 2019 at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Click here.
The show is happening in collaboration with The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, which held an acclaimed exhibition called Wonderland last year. You can see a video about that one here. (And don’t forget their phenomenal catalog.) The UK show, titled Alice in Wonderland, will run June 27, 2020 to January… [read full post]
Ohio artist Amy Kollar Anderson has produced a delightful series of paintings she calls “Wasp in a Wig.” “Since I was young, I have loved the imagery found in fairy tales and enjoyed making up my own stories. Now I narrate with paint, creating character interactions combined with symbols and metaphors, and then adorned with… [read full post]
Mia Araujo (b. 1986) is a phenomenally talented artist and writer currently working on an illustrated YA/Adult novel adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. “My retelling of this classic story takes place in a fantastical West African setting, and is the story of two sisters who both see the White Rabbit. One chooses to follow, and… [read full post]
Mark and Catherine Richards’ excellent Lewis Carroll Resources website has a new section on the productions of the Savile Clarke Alice. The first was in 1886; 34 others are documented here, running through 1931. This comprehensive database includes a mass of information including production dates, cast lists, reviews, actor images, ephemera, etc., compiled by Catherine… [read full post]
The second issue of SOURCE: the Magazine of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries has several articles on Alician matters. It is readable (or downloadable) here. Thanks to Arnold Hirshon for the spot.