Over the past century, Lewis Carroll’s heroine has stepped through the panels into Comics-Land to experience some surprising new Adventures – from her own American comic books and underground comix to acclaimed graphic novels, French bandes dessinées and Japanese manga. This event will explore these many and sometimes curious interpretations of Alice, Wonderland and the world through the Looking Glass.
Running until 17th April 2016, the British Library’s Alice in Wonderland exhibition celebrates 150 years of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, exploring how Alice has captured our imaginations for so many years
Although the story has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated since its conception, we are still enchanted by Carroll’s original, much loved story, which continues to inspire new generations of writers and illustrators.
The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others.
Discover how Lewis Carroll’s story has been re-imagined, re-interpreted and re-illustrated over the last 150 years with newly commissioned articles, a selection of manuscripts, reviews and literature relating to Alice in Wonderland. There’s more information here.
• Bryan and Mary Talbot will also be discussing their work at the York Literarature Festival, including their forthcoming graphic novel The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia on 12th March, the same day as York St John Con in Temple Hall at York St John University. For full details of this one day comics event, download the Literature Festival brochure here (PDF link)
• Alice’s Adventures in Comicland 6.30 – 8.00pm Friday 26th February 2016, Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB. Full Price: £10.00 | Senior 60+: £8.00 | Student: £7.00 | Registered Unemployed: £7.00 | Under 18: £7.00 |
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