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Nicole Claveloux’s Looking-Glass!!

The marvelous French illustrator and comic-book artist Nicole Claveloux published her psychedelic edition of Wonderland (Les Aventures d’Alice au pays des merveilles) in 1974 (Grasset-Jeunesse), with a translation by François Ruy-Vidal, to universal acclaim. A mere 45 years later (Fall, 2019), her Looking-Glass (De l’autre côté du miroir) has been issued by the same publisher,… [read full post]

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The Riddell with Many an Answer

Award-winning writer/artist/political cartoonist Chris Riddell, Children’s Laureate emeritus of the UK, whose illustrations to The Snark came out last year and whose Wonderland was due to come out in October from Pan-Macmillan but whose release apparently has been postponed, no doubt due to the pandemic, talks about Carroll and Tenniel in a long Alice Day… [read full post]

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The Inky Parrot Strikes Again!

Dennis Hall’s marvelous Inky Parrot Press and its sister company, Artists’ Choice, which have in the past given us stunning fine-press editions of John Vernon Lord’s Wonderland, Looking-Glass, and Snark; Kalinovsky’s two Alice books; Russian Alices; the compendium Illustrating Alice; a Wonderland with each chapter featuring a different illustrator; and renowned Spanish artist Ángel Domínguez’s… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll’s Photography and Modern Childhood

Diane Waggoner’s impressive new book is now available from Princeton University Press. The text is most informative, and the photographs superbly reproduced. Diane has addressed the Society twice: in Los Angeles at our Spring 2006 meeting, and ten years later in Washington, D.C., where she is curator of 19th-century photographs at the National Gallery of… [read full post]

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Golden Age Illustrators

Time to give a shout-out to the Pook Press of Alcester, Warwickshire, UK, which is producing an inexpensive series of facsimile editions, “celebrat[ing] the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration’ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s,” the original editions of which would be prohibitively… [read full post]

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Oleg Lipchenko’s Looking-Glass!

In 2009, Oleg’s fabulous illustrations to Wonderland were awarded the annual IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, which honors outstanding artistic talent in Canadian picture books. His 2012 Snark is also a treasure. And now he’s ready to go with his Looking-Glass! Look here. In order to achieve this, he has initiated a Kickstarter campaign. You… [read full post]

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North America’s First PhD in Publishing

Dr. Amanda Lastoria of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia has earned North America’s first PhD in Publishing. Her thesis, “The material evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: How book design and production values impact the markets for and the meanings of the text,” can be accessed here. A version of one chapter, “Lewis Carroll,… [read full post]

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Alice in Hogwarts Land

London’s Miraphora Mina and Rio de Janeiro’s Eduardo Lima started working together in 2002 to imagine and create the graphic universe of the Harry Potter™ film series. In 2009 they formed their own design studio, MinaLima™, “with the objective of creating distinctive and unconventional design and illustration for the entertainment and publishing industries,” and have… [read full post]

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