Alice in Sunderland

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Alice in Sunderland
Bryan Talbot - Alice in Sunderland An Entertainment.jpeg
Author Bryan Talbot
Illustrator Bryan Talbot
Cover artist Jordan Smith
Country UK
Language English
Genre Graphic novel, History, Fantasy
Published 5 April 2007
Jonathan Cape (UK),
Dark Horse (US)
Media type Hardcover
Pages 328
ISBN 978-0-224-08076-7 (UK),
ISBN 978-1-59307-673-3 (US)
OCLC 72868042

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[1] 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.

It is published in the UK by Jonathan Cape, and in the US by Dark Horse.


"Alice in Sunderland: The Exhibition" displayed work from the graphic novel, as well as exploring the various influences. It ran from April 5 to July 1, 2007 at The Cartoon Museum.[2]



  1. ^ Page 158, last panel.
  2. ^ Manning, Shaun (27 April 2007). "Talbot's Alice in Sunderland at the Cartoon Museum". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 


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