Alice In Wonderland looms as a story known the world over. Creative greats and producing titans have long taken Lewis Carroll’s work as the clay from which to mold their own retellings. However, in the sea of diverse renditions—few have taken Alice far from her roots… that is, until Frank Beddor wrote The Looking Glass Wars.
Transmuting a lost and mild little girl into a modern heroine drove Beddor’s quest to create his Looking Glass Wars novel trilogy and spin-off series of Hatter M. graphic novels. However, the radical shift from Carroll’s original text into a sprawling world of epic fantasy and realm bending battles threatened to bring the whole house of cards down on the ski champ turned author’s head!
In his LA Time’s Hero Complex column, Geoff Boucher probes the depths of resistance author Frank Beddor faced when he dared “tell the truth” about Wonderland.
For more, read the full article: A Curiouser ‘Alice’