Friday, February 15, 2008

Jabberwocky; The Classic Poem from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, reimagined by Christopher Myers

Electric illustrations and font update the timeless nonsense poem with a contemporary, urban, basketball setting. In the author's note, the author and illustrator details his research into the poem providing an authoritative reason for the basketball setting. Apparently Carroll scribbled a note in the margins of his journal about "ollamalitzli" an ancient game of balls and hoops.

1 comment:

Brucie said...

Second! The basketball theme for this poem enables one to read it in an entirely new way. The author's note, explaining that there is indeed a possible factual basis for the basketball angle, makes it even more fun. A definite two thumbs up.