Alice in Sunderland
|Cover artist||Jordan Smith|
|Genre||Graphic novel, History, Fantasy|
|Publisher||Jonathan Cape (UK),
Dark Horse (US)
|5 April 2007|
|ISBN||ISBN 978-0-224-08076-7 (UK),
ISBN 978-1-59307-673-3 (US)
Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment is a graphic novel by comics writer and artist Bryan Talbot. It explores the links between Lewis Carroll and the Sunderland area, with wider themes of history, myth and storytelling.
The artwork for the main cover was drawn and made by graphic artist Jordan Smith. His daughter, Kaya Anna Lawson (Smith) is the model for Alice. She is featured on the front cover as Tenniel's Alice, as well as inside the book as her normal self.
The work relates local history. It focuses upon the eponymous city, but also covers other towns and cities in North East England, such as Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Hartlepool. Local legends and tales are documented, including The Lambton Worm and the monkey hanged in Hartlepool.
|This section requires expansion. (May 2008)|
- Page 158, last panel.
- Manning, Shaun (27 April 2007). "Talbot's Alice in Sunderland at the Cartoon Museum". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2007-05-08.
- Robertson, Ross (27 March 2007). "News focus: Alice in Pictureland". Sunderland Echo. Archived from the original on 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
- Cooke, Rachel (1 April 2007). "He were a right bonny lad, that Mad Hatter". The Observer. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- Artist in Sunderland: Bryan Talbot, March, 2007
- Curioser and curioser – Bryan draws on Alice, Sunderland Echo, March 17, 2008
- Review by The Guardian
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