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Ba da dun da dun dah dun! For those of you who can hear the melody in my head, you already know what this blog is about. For those of you who lack ESP skills, we’re talking about the Super Mario movies, yes movies as in two, and how they relate to Alice’s Adventures in […]
We figured out how to make pictures move in the late 1800s and not long after, adaptations of one of the most popular stories in world history started popping up. The first film adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ran twelve minutes and was noted for its innovative use of special effects. Since then, there […]
In Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars trilogy, he reimagines the iconic characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Whimsical, silly, nonsense characters become fantastical warriors, fierce creatures, and politically savage families grasping for power. I’m just scratching the surface but here are my favorite examples: Hatter Madigan is Beddor’s reimagined Mad Hatter. Instead of a […]

Take Your Writing to Wonderland: 7 Tips From Bestselling Authors

Author John Drain
Writing is often a daunting proposition. Whether it’s a novel, screenplay, blog article, or even just an email, staring at that blank page can be paralyzing. Self-doubt can be demoralizing. Sometimes, it’s surprising that people can finish anything at all. How do published authors work through the pitfalls of writers to finish (and rewrite) their […]

All Things Alice: Interview With Teresa Lin, Part 1

Author Frank Beddor
As an amateur scholar and die-hard enthusiast of everything to do with Alice in Wonderland, I have launched a podcast that takes on Alice’s everlasting influence on pop culture. As an author who draws on Lewis Carroll’s iconic masterpiece for my Looking Glass Wars universe, I’m well acquainted with the process of dipping into Wonderland for inspiration. The […]

Walt Disney and Alice in Wonderland: The Long and Winding Road of Disney’s Passion Project

Author John Drain
With CEO mudslinging, sagging box office returns for Marvel, and looming board battles, it can be easy to forget the Walt Disney Company is, at its core, a dream factory. The House of Mouse has produced movies, TV shows, theme park rides, and games that have inspired and entertained, forming core memories for its legions […]

Beyond Fantasy: Decoding Alice In Wonderland as a Feminist Manifesto

Author Frank Beddor
In the annals of literature, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” occupies a special realm. Beyond its apparent whimsy and fantasy, the tale of a young girl’s journey into a fantastical world carries profound reflections of the stages and struggles women have encountered throughout history. This reflection grows even more evident when we explore adaptations and […]

Battle of the IPs: Alice In Wonderland VS. The Lord of the Rings

Author Jared Hoffman
Hey everyone, I’m back again with another Alice Versus blog. Tonight’s title card fight is a real heavyweight match. In the red corner, we have our reigning champion, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In the blue corner, weighing in at a respectable whatever three books weigh, we have The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tolkien vs. […]

All Things Alice: Interview with Craig Hanks

Author Frank Beddor
As an amateur scholar and die-hard enthusiast of everything to do with Alice in Wonderland, I have launched a podcast that takes on Alice’s everlasting influence on pop culture. As an author who draws on Lewis Carroll’s iconic masterpiece for my Looking Glass Wars universe, I’m well acquainted with the process of dipping into Wonderland for inspiration. The […]

6 Stylish Alice In Wonderland-Inspired Jewelry Pieces

Author John Drain
Imagine stepping into the Red Queen’s opulent palace, overflowing with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Wouldn’t you just want to take a couple and set them into a ring or necklace? Luckily, there are plenty of talented jewelers who have brought Wonderland to our world with captivating designs and shimmering stones. The lavish and sensational world […]

All Things Alice: Interview with Rocco Rotunno

Author Frank Beddor
As an amateur scholar and die-hard enthusiast of everything to do with Alice in Wonderland, I have launched a podcast that takes on Alice’s everlasting influence on pop culture. As an author who draws on Lewis Carroll’s iconic masterpiece for my Looking Glass Wars universe, I’m well acquainted with the process of dipping into Wonderland for inspiration. The […]

Diving into the Wonderland of Our Times: Tim Walker’s 2018 Pirelli Calendar and The Power of Inclusive Storytelling

Author Frank Beddor
In a world where diversity and inclusion are paramount, some art responds by not merely listening but by boldly stepping forward to mirror the multifaceted society we are today. One such example is the groundbreaking 2018 Pirelli Calendar, shot by Tim Walker. This iconic work does more than exhibit stunning fashion and skillful photography—it urges […]

The Stage is Set: “The Looking Glass Wars” Deserves a Broadway Show Like “Wicked”

Author Teresa Lin
For those who have found themselves mesmerized by the transformative narrative of Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked,” a Broadway adaptation that turned the world of “The Wizard of Oz” upside down, and proved once again, audiences gravitate toward stories that are “familiar” but told in “unfamiliar” ways. Frank Beddor’s “The Looking Glass Wars” does just that and […]

The Magic of Public Domain: How Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland Benefit You

Author Frank Beddor
In the world of literature and storytelling, certain tales transcend time. They captivate generation after generation with their enduring magic. “Classics” like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Sherlock Holmes have become beloved stories, cherished by readers of all ages across time and space. What sets these titans of fiction apart […]

All Things Alice: Interview with Tom Schulman

Author Frank Beddor
As an amateur scholar and die-hard enthusiast of everything to do with Alice in Wonderland, I have launched a podcast that takes on Alice’s everlasting influence on pop culture. As an author who draws on Lewis Carroll’s iconic masterpiece for my Looking Glass Wars universe, I’m well acquainted with the process of dipping into Wonderland for inspiration. The […]

Battle of the IPs: Alice In Wonderland vs. Harry Potter

Author Jared Hoffman
*Dramatic 90’s movie trailer voice* In the distant future, one man will face incredible odds, and actually write something. That man is me. The thing I will write is a blog pitting two of the most popular book series ever created against each other in a head-to-head battle. You can stop doing the dramatic 90’s […]

A Modern Recast of Alice 1999

Author Jared Hoffman
Allow me to take you back to the year 1999. It was a wonderful year. The Euro was introduced into Europe, Bill Clinton was impeached for that thing he did, the space shuttle Discovery docked with the ISS, and I was two years old. Yes, it was a fantastical year that I remember fondly. With […]

From Wonderland to Reality: The Unearthed Interview of Lewis Carroll & The Red Queen!

Author Frank Beddor
Not long after delivering Seeing Redd, book two in my Looking Glass Wars series to my publisher, I received an express package from London. Inside I found a sheaf of fragile, handwritten pages written in pale, lavender ink. The package had been sent by historian Agnes Mackenzie, who was assembling the Princess Alyss of Wonderland scrapbook of […]

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