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Classics Illustrated #3: Through the Looking Glass (Papercutz Classics Illustrated #3)
Kyle Baker's adaptation of the madcap sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a truly inspired. It all begins when Alice wonders what's on the other side of the mirror, and is actually able to pass on through to the other side. Along the way she encounters talking flowers and such unforgettable characters as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, and ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Papercutz
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I don't like the original novel but I went into this hoping for a new perspective on the classic. I have appreciated some graphic representations of classic lit. when I didn't enjoy the originals. However, I found this plain tedious. Baker has chosen to use only dialogue with this retelling. Now this book is utter nonsense to begin with and taking out any and all narrative leaves us with a complete script of puns, riddles and talking in circles. I didn't want to finish it, but made myself do so. ...more
Admirable attempt at adapting Through the Looking Glass into a graphic novel format, though this works better as a supplemental piece. Baker attempts to remain true to the original work by leaving the dialogue mainly intact, though the transitional writing that he removes tends to cause confusion, especially in Carroll's world of fancy, imagination and nonsense. Baker also makes a stylistic choice to eschew word bubbles; dialogue is instead placed under panels and directly under characters to wh ...more
I love Alice in Wonderland and graphic novels so was very excited about this adaptation - but was a bit disappointed. Too short and the artwork, while nicely rendered, a bit too cartoon-ish for my taste with too much white space. Overall an interesting adaptation but just too glossed over for me