Revisiting Wonderland & Reinventing the White Rabbit

A previous post presented pictures of my Gulliver’s Travels illustrations. These were for IndePenPress and their Classics range, published in paperback and Kindle. So here are some of the next set of illustrations – for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The pictorial routes through Wonderland are well-trodden paths. There is a great website looking at interpretations from the popular John Tenniel illustrations to the imposing prints of Barry Moser. Some famous names amongst past Alice illustrators too, Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman and Lewis Carroll himself, each providing us with very different caterpillars http://www.carleton.edu/departments/ENGL/Alice/ImageCaterpillar.html

So I had to find my own way into Wonderland.

My starting point became the relationship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell. I started to use photographs of Carroll’s face as a base for the characters in Wonderland. So the White Rabbit leading Alice from her sister’s side, becomes a symbol for Carroll himself. And then glimpses of a distorted Carroll appear again, creeping through in the other characters. These are set against a grumpy, frowning Alice.

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One Response to Revisiting Wonderland & Reinventing the White Rabbit

  1. Beeautiful Bernard, really beautiful 🙂

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