There’s Only Alice
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the first telling of Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland. What better way to mark this occasion than with a beautiful new reprint of both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass?
My good friend and very talented textiles artist Sarah Grant has organised a project that will see a different artist take on a different chapter of Wonderland or Looking Glass, to illustrate in their own unique way. The idea is that this will result in very differing styles between chapters. The resulting books will be sold through Print on Demand and any profits made will go to an as-yet-undecided charity of the project’s choice.
I’ve seen some of the artwork that’s been produced already and I can say that this is a must-have for any Alice fan, and all for a good cause too.
Due to some artists dropping out there are currently still a few chapters up for grabs, so if you are an artist who would like to get involved in the project and illustrate a chapter (and we’re talking any style, any medium – we have people currently working in both crochet and cake so your imagination really is the limit!) then please do drop me a comment on this post and I’ll put you in touch with Sarah.
Chapters still available are:
Chapter 2: The Pool of Tears
crying, shrinking, swimming, mouse, offensive French
Chapter 3: The Caucus Race and a Long Tale
animals, running round in circles, do-do-Dodgson
from Wonderland, and:
Chapter 3: Looking-Glass Insects
elephant-bees, noisy train, bread-and-butterfly, emo sigh, fawn
Chapter 8: “It’s My Own Invention!”
fighting knights, inventions, an aged aged man
from Looking Glass.
The deadline for artwork submissions is June 4th and the book aims to be published by July 4th. There is also talk of a possible coinciding touring small exhibition of work from the book, I’ll give updates as soon as I hear them!