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The Blip: The Engraver’s Role in Tenniel’s Process

This session will explore the engraver’s responsibility when cutting Tenniel’s finished drawings on the wood. Demakos will delve into the different types of engraving, the process of physically cutting the block, and, most importantly, the accuracy of the cutting. Who is exactly responsible for the final image?

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Lewis Carroll: A Poet First

Lewis Carroll’s first and last published works were both poems. Lost or under-appreciated in the universe of his Alice books, the beauty of his photographs, his games, puzzles and mathematics is the centrality of poetry in his life and his creative expression. His talent for poetry was precious and prodigious. While his devotion to his… [read full post]

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The History of the Appleton Edition of Alice

Imholtz will discuss the fascinating history of the Appleton Alice, how it almost came not to be, how it did come to be, what it is, its variations, its marketing, its early reception in the United States, and its survival.

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Adaptations of Alice, Creating a digital exhibit using Scalar

Koziura will discuss the process to create and the working demonstration version of a digital exhibit focused on adaptations of Alice, including timelines of films, music recordings, and games. Koziura will discuss the capabilities of the exhibit platform (Scalar), the use of metadata to create the timelines, the process of locating and uploading materials, and… [read full post]

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Beyond Tenniel: Trailblazing Illustrators of Alice

Arnold Hirshon. “Beyond Tenniel: Trailblazing Illustrators of Alice.” Despite common assumptions, the “long shadow of Tenniel” did not dictate the work of later illustrators, nor was Tenniel always the best or right. Even the earliest editions contained many underappreciated innovations that went beyond what Tenniel imagined or delivered.

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Revising The Tenniel Illustrations to the ‘Alice’ Books (1985, 2019)

On revising his book “The Tenniel Illustrations to the ‘Alice’ Books (1985, 2019),” including the updated original twelve chapters of the 1985 edition and six new chapters on book and image production concerning engraving, electrotyping, printing, coloring, reengraving, and “Retrospect: Looking with Alice.”

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