Alice’s Wonderland Illustrated
Wonderland fever is upon us and I am starting to feel the magic!
With tickets already in hand for the March 5, 2010 opening of Tim Burton’s 3-D ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, I can’t begin to express how excited I am to see this fantastical world re-imagined yet again.
Originally entitled “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and published in 1885, Lewis Carroll (his real name, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) authored a nonsensical fairy tale that transcends all others in wonderment…and inspired filmmakers, illustrators, designers, musicians and more with its unique and abstract story structure. ALICE IN WONDERLAND (as it is most frequently called) and its even stranger sibling sequel, THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND, WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. It certainly inspires me!
In my own adventuring down the rabbit hole that is the internet, I randomly came across this “making of” video from artist Camille Rose Garcia, talking about the new illustrated ALICE IN WONDERLAND book from HarperCollins Books. A fan of her goth-toon (yeah, I just made that up) artwork for many years, I am very excited to see this re-imagining of Alice’s Wonderland world through her eyes and paintbrush!
And I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention this AMAZING video featuring the super cool pop-up ALICE IN WONDERLAND book by Robert Sabuda (set to music from Hess is More). Another great, inspired work of art!
Oh, and have you SEEN the featurette for the TIM BURTON film yet? Well then, here you go!
Curiouser and curiouser!