Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland eyeshadow palette- Inspired by the Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass.
From Urban Decay’s product description:
Scenes from Alice in Wonderland for the Pianoforte by Frank Lynes, Opus 50.
Published by Alfred Lengnick & Co. Ltd (1908).
Frank Lynes (1858 – 1913) was an American pianist, teacher and composer. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He attended the New England Conservatory at Boston, and later the Leipzig Conservatory. Among his compositions are gavottes for piano and violin, a romanza for violin, ‘cello, organ, and piano, sonatinas, a Te Deum, and many songs, often written for his students.
Includes pieces titled Through the Looking Glass, On the Train, Tweedledum and Tweedledee (video above), Humpty Dumpty and Queen Alice.
Occasionally available on Amazon
Alice in Comicland by Craig Yoe, with an introduction by Mark Burstein (President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America).
Published by IDW Publishing (15 May 2014).
Alice like you’ve never seen her before! Some of the greatest comic book artists ever to put pen to paper tumble down the rabbit hole for their own unique look at Lewis Carroll’s famous creation! Walt Kelly, Alex Toth, Dan DeCarlo, George Carlson, MAD-men Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, and Dave Berg, the Simon and Kirby Shop, the Walt Disney Studios, pioneering Yellow Kid creator R. F. Outcault, and many more visit Wonderland and write… draw!… home to tell about it! You’ll be astonished to see Alice gruesomely starring in the banned horror comic book stories of the 1950s, as the basis of a romance comic, riding on a flying saucer, meeting Santa Claus, as a teeny-bopper, hanging out with famous comic characters, going to the weird Monkey Island, looking like Alfred E. Neuman, selling out to pimp bread… and even have a sex change – TWICE! The fascinating – sometimes bizarre – comics, the rare original art, a special introduction by Mark Burstein, president of Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and a revealing foreword by the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe make this book truly a wonder! Alice in Comicland will leave you grinning like the Cheshire cat!
There is some fantastic stuff in here, and it opens a whole new world of stuff to try and track down for my collection, but it’s frustrating not to have more of some of the editions included- sometimes it’s the whole story, sometimes just a cover.
What’s amazing is the spread of genres of comic that found inspiration in Alice, funny strips, superheroes, adventure stories, sci-fi… you name it.
Thanks to my lovely husband for the present.
This is what you get:
The Wonderland Alphabet by Alethea Kontis. Illustrated by Janet K. Lee.
Published by Archaia Entertainment (1 Mar. 2013). Boardbook.
Alethea Kontis was born on January 11, 1976 in Vermont. She specialises in fantasy/ fairy tales for young adults, and here has written an Alice themed verse to accompany each letter of the alphabet, from Alice to snooZe, via Eat me and Unbirthday.
Eisner Award-winning Janet Lee was the mastermind behind the book and provides the illustrations, which are nicely un-saccharine and the way the verses and the words intertwine is really rather lovely.
Available on Amazon.
Wonderland by Tommy Kovac, illustrated by Sonny Liew.
Hardcover first edition.
Publisher: Disney Press (17 Mar. 2009)
A new angle on Alice in Wonderland told from the point of view of Mary Ann, the White Rabbit’s housemaid. Collected edition of separately released comic books.
I really like this. One of the few of my ever growing collection that I’ve actually read. It’s fun, and funny and Liew’s illustrations are really distinctive: echoing the Disney designs but playing with them- sketchy and stretchy and, well, animated.
Tommy Kovac has a cool library type blog thing.
From the publisher’s blurb:
Among the numerous curiosities that have gone unexplained in the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, perhaps the most perplexing might be who, exactly, is the “Maryann” that the White Rabbit mistakes Alice for at the beginning of the story? Lewis Carroll first made us ponder this and, years later, Walt Disney again made viewers wonder who Maryann might be in his classic feature length film based on Carroll’s book.
Now, the amazingly talented folks at SLG Publishing, through a licensing deal with Disney, have finally answered this age-old question. In their beautifully executed comic book series, WONDERLAND, readers experience Alice’s fantastic world as they’ve never seen it before. Writer Tommy Kovac’s Wonderland is missing Alice herself, but it’s still populated by the other characters that make the world such a curiously exciting place. The Queen of Hearts is present, barking orders to lop off people’s heads, as is the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the rest of Wonderland’s beloved cast. And there are some new faces, too, including the book’s main protagonist, the mysterious Maryann herself. All are beautifully illustrated by Wonderland’s artist, Sonny Liew.
The graphic novel will collect the six issues that comprised the Wonderland comic series in a beautiful, collectible, jacketed hardcover.
Bits and bobs from my fantastic Hen-do at the Oxo Tower. Thanks to Siobhan, Fran and Ant!
The blurb from the Oxo website:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND NOT AFTERNOON TEA
Our extraordinary new Not Afternoon Tea experience is not all it seems…
We’re super excited. And you should be too.
We’ve a rather marvellous new Not Afternoon Tea experience to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.
In the words of The Mad Hatter “it’s always tea time”, and at OXO this spring, we couldn’t agree more. Join us for a mysterious ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’ surprise on arrival, then fall down the rabbit hole as you enjoy a seasonal Not Afternoon Tea plate of your choice with a bespoke cocktail and a few surprises along the way…
Continue your adventure through Wonderland with the delicious Golden Afternoon cocktail and a box of Alice-themed treats to take home.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
NOT AFTERNOON TEA
Eat Me, Drink Me
Not Afternoon Tea plate (choices below) and bespoke cocktail
Golden Afternoon cocktail
Alice in Wonderland inspired treats to take home
Tea plate choices:
I Am The Forager combines the best of the season on one plate with crab apples, acorns and wild yellow plums bringing both sweet and creamy notes to some classic desserts.
Fun Fair is a sugary homage to nights spent riding the waltzers and spinning tea cups with warming popcorn pannacotta, marshmallow and candyfloss, and cinnamon dusted apple and custard doughnuts.
If you’re never one to turn down something ‘chocolatey’ then Nuts About Chocolate with its milk chocolate and hazelnut tart (think posh nutella) and white chocolate pistachio cone will certainly give you the fix you’re after. Especially when washed down with Frappé, a milkshake that’s strictly for adults.
1. NUTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE
Flourless chocolate and walnut cake
Milk chocolate and hazelnut tart
White chocolate and pistachio cone
Chocolate and coffee sundae, almond biscuit
SERVED WITH FRAPPÉ
2. I AM THE FORAGER
Wild yellow plum cranachan
Elderberry curd and wild fennel meringue
Rosehip syrup cake, crab apple cream
SERVED WITH WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
3. FUN FAIR
Marshmallow and candy floss
Popcorn panna cotta
Apple and custard doughnuts
SERVED WITH HOOK-A-DUCK
Booklet of puzzles and quizzes given out at RHS Wisley to support their 2015 Adventures in Wonderland event.
From their website:
You’ll be grinning like a Cheshire cat as we celebrate the 150th birthday of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust, with free activities every weekday and live music on Sundays.
Join Alice and her friends for creative activities such as arts & crafts, music, cooking, theatre, puppet shows and more.Take on the adventure and follow the clues on our garden trail. Run around on a caucus race, or try your hand at a game of flamingo croquet.