Posts Tagged ‘2012

28
Apr
12

Batman: Through the Looking Glass

Batman: Through the Looking Glass by Bruce Jones (Author) and Sam Kieth (Illustrator).

ISBN-13: 978-1781160206

Published by Titan Books, 2012.

Hardback with dustjacket. First edition.

Bruce Jones has written The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and is currently working on Vigilante. Sam Kieth drew the first five issues of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and went on to create his own comic series called The Maxx.

Publisher’s blurb:

In this original graphic novel, Batman meets his foe The Mad Hatter for the very first time – landing The Dark Knight in a Won-derland he could never have imagined, hot on the heels of a white rabbit. But is this strange place real, or a hallucination? Robinand Alfred have to believe he’s deep in delirium – but if that’s the case, how does he manage to resolve several mysteries that have plagued Gotham City for decades.

This fantastic tale is spun by renowned comics writer Bruce Jones (THE INCREDIBLE HULK) with surreal art by Sam Kieth(THE MAXX, BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM – MADNESS, LOBO).

Wonderland influenced characters include Celia, Claude Lapin Blanc, Jimmie Cheshire, Dunphrey and Denham Tweedle and Judge Hart.

Reviews seem generally unpromising, but it does seem to be a love it or hate it sort of book.

Available on Amazon: Batman – Through the Looking Glass

22
Apr
12

Little Master Carroll- Alice in Wonderland: A Color Primer

Little Master Carroll- Alice in Wonderland: A Color Primer by Jennifer Adams.

Artwork by Alison Oliver.

Published by Gibbs M. Smith Inc, 2012

ISBN: 978-1423624776

First edition.

Board book aimed at the very young, which somehow manages to capture the spirit of Alice in twenty words. The pictures help- they’re charming. She’s also done Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice- I’m very curious to see those…

Jennifer Adams apparently works as a senior editor for Gibbs Smith, who published her book. It’s certainly tightly edited!

Alison Oliver has a website where you can see some of the pictures from the book.

Available on Little Master Carroll: Alice in Wonderland: A Color Primer (BabyLit)

09
Feb
12

Illustrated by Yayoi Kusama

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Illustrated by Yayoi Kusama, who has said “I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.”

Published by Penguin Classics, Feb 2012. First edition hardback.

ISBN: 978-0141197302

Kusama has suffered from hallucinations that fill her vision with spots since she was a child- possibly as a reflection of her abusive mother’s spotted kimono. The illustrations in the book are full of spots and dashes and repetitions my favourite is the mass of doodled eyes covering a page illustrating the trial.

Kusama has also lived with mental illness her whole life; she eventually checked herself into the Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill in 1973 and resides there permanently.

I presume this has been released to coincide with her exhibition at the Tate Modern

Available on Amazon: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama (Penguin Classics)




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