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The Mouse from the Caucus-Race babbles on a Wine Label at Trader Joe’s

We saw this Instragram photo on Twitter (thanks @1devo) and lo! it’s Sir John Tenniel’s illustration of “A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale” from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on a bottle’s label. The wine art tastefully adds a glass of red wine in hand of the Mouse, who is telling a very dry tale about… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll wins March Madness Bracket!

The excellent illustration for the WSJ article by Scott Brundage

We’ve already exhausted the ‘March Hare Mad-Hatter-ness’ pun on this blog a few years ago, but Lewis Carroll is making basketball news during the college playoffs! His contributions to bracketology were discussed at length at the Wall Street Journal in two articles: In addition to writing “Alice in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll was a mathematician who… [read full post]

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Extremely Abbreviated Wonderlands; or, Which side of the mushroom will make Alice only 38 words long?

Clare Imholtz reports, with a mini review for a mini book: Dalmation Press has published a new Disney Alice in Wonderland for children aged 2–4, perhaps, as Dodgson wished for his Nursery Alice, “to be thumbed, to be cooed over,to be dogs’-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed, by the illiterate, ungrammatical, dimpled Darlings that… [read full post]

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Trevor Brown’s Alice Special Edition & Extremely Special One-of-a-Kind Homemade Pop-up

Trevor Brown’s Trevor Brown’s Alice originally came out during 2010’s March Hare Madness, and is being released again in a fancy $78 Special Edition. It appears to be a book with lots of pictures but no conversations (so, a 50% rating on the Alice Scale of Good Bookness.) Brown is a British artist who has… [read full post]

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Scariest Alice/Palin yet by Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson

Cartoonist Marin Rowson, contributor to U.K. newspaper the Guardian, has drawn possibly the scariest Alice/Palin yet.  It appeared on Sunday, October 31 on the Guardian website under the heading “Martin Rowson on a tea-party at the US midterms.” This time we seem to have a Murdoch Mad Hatter stuffing an Obama Dormouse into the teapot… [read full post]

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New Edition of Anturiaethau Alys yng Ngwlad Hud

Evertype has announced the publication of a new edition of Selyf Roberts’ 1982 Welsh translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Anturiaethau Alys yng Ngwlad Hud is newly typeset and contains Tenniel’s illustrations. It is available from Amazon.com for $15.95. “Y ffordd acw,” ebe’r Gath gan chwifio’i phawen dde, “mae ’na Hetiwr yn byw; a’r ffordd acw,” gan… [read full post]

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Alice Illustrations at the Veluws Museum Nairac (Barneveld, Netherlands)

Camille Rose Garcia: ‘De hertogin zat op een krukje in het midden, met een baby op schoot’, 2010

There’s an exhibit at the Veluws Museum Nairac in Barneveld, Netherlands, from June 12th till October 30th. It celebrates the many looks of Alice, featuring illustrations from Tenniel through Camille Rose Garcia. They also claim to have “een bijzondere Aboriginal uitgave” (special edition Aboriginal?) In addition to the art, visitors “make a journey through Wonderland, where… [read full post]

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The Joker, the Hatter, & an armed Alaskan Alice

The buzz from the DC universe is that the Batman spinoff, The Joker’s Asylum II, June 16th, 2010, “is devoted to the Mad Hatter and his Alice obsession” (thanks, Devra Kunin.) The incredible cover art is by Bill Sienkiewicz, written by Landry Walker. The DC website explains The Joker’s Asylum as “a special month-long, weekly… [read full post]

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Carroll Collectibles for Home and Garden

Time for our irregularly regular round-up of what’s new in the world of Carroll collectibles and Alice in Wonderland-themed garden gnomes. First up… Alice in Wonderland-themed garden gnomes! These may not be entirely new but we haven’t mentioned them here before. Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit are sold for around $60 each… [read full post]

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