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Comics and crosswords, both a little mad

Larry in Wonderland
Pearls Before Swine collection by Stephan Pastis

Tidying up some loose ends from 2011, I found a couple of books that still deserve a mention. Comics and crosswords – what more do you need on a Saturday? Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls before Swine Collection gathers together almost a year’s worth of Stephan Pastis’s bizarre parliament of animals. In these strips, which… [read full post]

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Raven Gregory writes a prequel to “Return to Wonderland” called “Alice in Wonderland”

Art from CBR: “‘Alice in Wonderland’ will fill readers in on what happened to Alice Liddle [sic] since she last appeared in a Zenescop Wonderland book”

Graphic novelist Raven Gregory has now written several installments in the Wonderland universe, beginning with Return to Wonderland (2007) and followed by various Tales and Escapes. The original Return to Wonderland followed Alice Liddell’s granddaughter Calie, but according to Comic Book Resources, “the fate of Wonderland’s original protagonist has been remained untold, until now.” So… [read full post]

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Happy 60th Anniversary of Disney’s 1951 Alice in Wonderland!

Enough Un-Anniversaries, July 28th is actually the day Disney’s Alice in Wonderland was released in 1951. To celebrate properly, we’ll re-post from reigning expert Matt Crandall’s excellent Disney Alice blog, vintagedisneyalice.blogspot.com, where he posted today images of a Disney comic book: Mickey Mouse Weekly #585 from England – July 28th, 1951 Chapter 2 appears in… [read full post]

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Tingling Singh’s Bell

Mahendra Singh’s beautiful new graphic novel version of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark got a Christmasy plug in The New Yorker’s blog Book Bench, in a post called “Holiday Gift Guide: For the Precocious Child.” “…Illustrated with delightfully surreal (and somewhat macabre) drawings,” writes Eileen Reynolds. “The language isn’t easy, of course, so save… [read full post]

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New Alice-Themed Web Comic Namesake Launches

Isabelle Melançon, creator of the new web comic Namesake, which has just launched, promises that Lewis Carroll, Alice, and many familiar fairy tale characters figure prominently in the story.  From the web site: “Namesake is the story of Emma Crewe, a woman who discovers she can visit other worlds. She finds out that these are places she already… [read full post]

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Campfire adaptation of Alice in Wonderland

Campfire Graphic Novels, a publishing house out of New Dehli, India, released their Alice in Wonderland this week, as part of their large and expanding series of comic versions of classics, biographies, mythology, and originals. The adaptation (72 pages, full color) is by Lewis Helfand with art by Rajesh Nagulakonda (who has previously illustrated their… [read full post]

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Get Your Carroll On

There’s a series of comics at a site called Webcomics Nation, reminiscent in style to David Rees’  cut-&-paste web strips (My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable & Get Your War On), except it uses Tenniel’s Alice illustrations as the stock images. The series, Here We Come A-Carrolling, is created by a certain Doctor Randomness of Randomness… [read full post]

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