Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Alice & Tenniel

This week's Make It Monday theme is Cartoons, and since obviously I'm into the vintage thing, I had to go with a Victorian cartoonist, John Tenniel, best known for illustrating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

I made four ATCs using the Alice's Wonderland faux postage set from Ten Two Studios, hand-colored and collaged with related text torn from an old dictionary.
The Big Squeeze, or Alice in a JamTweedledum & Tweedledee
Petty LampoonAlice & the Dodo
The Punch website has a British take on the History of the Cartoon, which also shows how the word "cartoon" came to mean a humorous (er...humourous) sketch to be enjoyed in its own right, and not just a preliminary sketch or study for a work of art.

Crafting 365, Days 175 & 176


Wend said...

As a Canadian, had to laugh at all the U's! Love the cartoonage!

AztecMichelle said...

These are great!
Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia

vintagepix said...

@wend - yeah, I went to a Brit-run school for two years in my formative years and still find myself confused about how many U's a word should have ;o)

@aztecmichelle - They were fun to make - love those Tenniel illustrations!

rbnwood said...

Love your work. Your creations inspire me!

Mandy C said...

i absolutely LOVE these! fabbo

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