IDEA for Wonderland

By Jules Alder

ATTN: ARTISTS & WRITERS (in particular).

Ya might've noticed a bit of artistic speculation happening around an Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass collab lately. We love the books. We love the artwork coming out. But some of us are concerned about how to make this different from the plethora of previous versions without, you know, missing the point. If we're gonna do it, I say, let's do something different that honors Carroll AND makes good on the spirit of copyright law, which protects original vision first and then dissolves to keep our cultural coffers rich and evolving.

So. HERE'S AN IDEA FOR HITRECORD ARTISTS from the author:

Why don't you do what Carroll did and make (draw, paint etc.) characters out of friends or colleagues on hitrecord to go into a collection that writers can then write stories about? Doesn't that sound like fun? You can base them on original Wonderland / Glass characters if you like and then give them a spin relative to this sphere OR you could do it the other way around. We certainly have lots and lots of intriguing people on here that most of us only know by usernames and tastes.

But I'm a writer. Maybe this is asking too much of artists? Maybe characters need to be written up before most artists can render a sketch? If that's the case, or if you want to add to the discussion (voices are good) leave a remark. This is on the Alice Hits RECord Collaboration page, where you can find most of the neat drawings that have already surfaced: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/44492

This particular comment has been rewritten here from a post on jenyffer.maria's Alico, a fine reinterpretation of Alice as a Spanish boy with a wee dog: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/46047/forum

Check it all out. It's delightful stuff. And feedback, feedback and drawings, please. Oh, and don't forget to hit the heart :)

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Created: Feb 09, 2010

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