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I have just started a new project that I am very excited about. I, like many, many people, am a big fan of Alice in Wonderland. It all began that one day at the library many years ago, when I came across a beautiful edition of Through the Looking Glass. I read it. I loved it. I read it again. I think I checked that book out about 3 times. I wish I could find the same edition now, but I don’t know which one it was. Anyway, the thing I remember most about it, was the amazing illustrations. Just simple black and white. Ink lines drawn on the page, but somehow, they expressed so much imagination and just drew you right into the story. Awesome. Ever since, Alice has stuck with me, and honestly, it was because of those illustrations.
Point being, I love John Tenniel, who was the illustrator of those original Lewis Carroll stories. Since I find his illustrations so inspiring, over the next few months, I am going to be replicating them in my own style. This will be a really fun challenge for me, and I can’t wait until they are all finished! I will be releasing them as I go.