No one knows if Lewis Carroll had even a clue how popular his little Alice would become. We see a bevy of interpretation of the character in every medium: film, television, comics and video games. You can't go anywhere without glimpsing an image of Alice, The Hatter or The Cheshire Cat.
But this isn't just a recent thing. Even going back to the Golden Age of comics there is a plethora of talented artists who took their turn at drawing Wonderland. Folks 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.
This March, IDW Publishing and Yoe Books! are putting out Alice In Comicland. The 160 page full-color book collect the wildly divergent versions from comic strips and comic books ranging from humor to horror. Including the MAD Magazine and Archie's Mad House treatment, 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!"
The book will contain a special introduction by Mark Burstein, president of Lewis Carroll Society of North America.