Posts Tagged ‘alice in wonderland

02
Mar
16

Scenes from Alice in Wonderland for the Pianoforte

image1 (1)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.

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Occasionally available on Amazon

17
Feb
16

Alice in Comicland

alice-in-comiclandAlice 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).

Publishers’ blurb:

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:

“Alice in Cartoonland” (a short story from 1916)
“Lewis Carroll: The Rev. Charles L. Dodgson” from It Really Happened #5 (Visual Editions)
“Through the Looking Glass” from World’s Greatest Stories #1 (Jubilee Publications)
“A Modern Alice in Wonderland” from Superman #41 (DC Comics)
“Alice in Terrorland” from Lost Worlds #5
“Alec in Fumbleland” from Puzzle-Fun #1 (George W. Dougherty Publishing Co.)
“Glory” (previously unpublished Walt Kelly piece)
“Mother’s Gooseberry Rinds” from Pogo Possum #10 (Dell)
“Alice on Monkey Island” (Pentagon Publishing)
“Through the Looking Glass!” The Thing #17 (Charlton)
“Archie in Wonderland!” Archie’s Madhouse #5 (Archie Comics)
“Alice in Flying Saucers” Alice #11 (Ziff-Davis)
“Little Max Meets `Alice in Wonderland'” Little Max Comics #69 (Harvey)
“Alice in Wonderland!” Mad #18 (EC)
Superman-41-July-Aug-1946-A-Modern-Alice
17
Feb
16

The Wonderland Alphabet

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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.

 

26
Nov
15

Wonderland

51nGTbqGbiL._SX319_BO1,204,203,200_Wonderland by Tommy Kovac, illustrated by Sonny Liew.

Hardcover first edition.

Publisher: Disney Press (17 Mar. 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1423104513

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.

Available on Amazon.

26
Nov
15

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Not Afternoon Tea

IMG_6906Bits 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

On arrival

Eat Me, Drink Me

eat me

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Not Afternoon Tea plate (choices below) and bespoke cocktail

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Golden Afternoon cocktail

Gingerbread pocketwatch

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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
Acorn cream

SERVED WITH WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

3. FUN FAIR
Honeycomb parfait
Marshmallow and candy floss
Popcorn panna cotta
Apple and custard doughnuts

SERVED WITH HOOK-A-DUCK

hook a duck

26
Nov
15

Adventures in a Garden Wonderland

image1Booklet 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.

 

 

 
queen of hearts

25
May
15

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarianslunch ladyLunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Illustrated by the author.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (28 July 2009)

ISBN-13: 978-0375846847

Not strictly an Alice book, but features Alice characters used as weapons in an epic battle between librarians and dinner ladies!

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has his own website if you want to find out more.

From the publisher:

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!




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