IDW Press Release – San Diego, CA (December 9, 2013) – Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most beloved novels ever written as well as considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. So it only makes sense that IDW Publishing and Yoe Books! would partner up to collect the fantastic and wild variations of Alice as seen in comic books and comic strips from the Golden Age and beyond in Alice in Comicland.
Coming this March, Alice in Comicland is a 160 full-color page collection of comic books and comic strip stories featuring Alice that range from humor to horror by masters like Alex Toth, Walt Kelly, The Simon and Kirby Studio, Dan DeCarlo, David Berg, George Carlson, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, R.F. Outcault, Charles Schulz and more. The Kelly, DeCarlo and Schulz strips are reproduced directly from rare original art making this a truly unique piece.
For the first time one place we get to see Alice get the MAD Magazine and Archie’s Mad House treatment and oh boy, does it get weird and wonderful! Alice gruesomely starring in the banned horror comic book stories of the 1950s, riding on a flying saucer, meeting Santa Claus, as a teeny-bopper, hanging out with famous comic characters…
“Lewis Carroll’s Alice is one of the most imaginative creations in history,” says Craig Yoe, “As I dug into comic history I was thrilled to find how many cartoonist geniuses were inspired by Wonderland and had done there own very unusual twists on Alice in every comics genre. This is an amazing, exciting book sure to delight Alice and comics fans!
Mark Burstein, President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America provides a special introduction to this must-have collection for fans of the novel, the comics, and of course, both. Just remember, one book will make you taller, and the other book will make you shorter, please read accordingly.