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Evertype: Rollo in Emblemland

Postby Evertype » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:33 pm

Evertype would like to announce the publication of Rollo in Emblemland, a tale inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland books, written and illustrated in 1902 by John Kendrick Bangs and Charles Raymond Macauley.

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From the introduction:

John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922) was born in Yonkers, New York, and is known for his work as an author, editor, and satirist. He worked for Life, a number of Harper’s periodicals, and Puck, perhaps the foremost American humour magazine of its day.

Inspired by the fantasy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice, Bangs wrote Rollo in Emblemland together with Charles Raymond Macauley in 1902. The story tells of a young boy named Rollo who visits a strange country peopled with symbols and icons—emblems of culture like John Bull, Uncle Sam, the Owl, the Stork, Puck, Mr Punch, Father Time, Cupid, and others. Macauley’s line drawings are charming and some of the verse in the book is reminiscent of Carroll’s.

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Postby Evertype » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:59 am

By the by, that's Mr Punch and Father Time (Tempus) on the front cover.

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:44 pm

Mr Punch!
I've never seen him look like that before. Usually he's dressed as a harlequin.

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Postby Evertype » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:20 pm

Well, it's Charles Raymond Macauley who drew him (in 1902). When I coloured him for the front cover, however, I used the colouring I found in images of the harlequin. :-)

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:26 pm

I like harlequins. Exeunt Alice had a harlequinade in it. Are there any other Alice books with harlequins or tricksters?


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