Wonderland’s Cutest Couple: Alice and The Hatter – 2 Weird + 2 Be = 4Real, An irrationally illustrated lecture with Ted Enik
An illustrated lecture with Ted Enik
Date:Wednesday, January 6th.
Time: 7 pm ( LECTURE WILL START AT 7.15 SHARP )
Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2466747
So this owl-faced Oxford Don rows a boatful of pre-teens merrily up the Thames. There he, um… dons a second persona — “Lewis Carroll” — and weaves the kids, Alice in particular (his fave), into an improvised story about a bunch of Fairytale Types who verbally abuse each other in a hole in the ground. Chief abuser is this old dude in a topper — this HATTER character. Is he:
a) The author’s stand-in? b) Victorian whipping boy? c) Pervy little creep? d) Inverted father-figure? e) Would-be January /May boyfriend?
Alongside him, the fave tween CHICK IN THE SMOCK. Is she:
a) The author’s stand-in? b) Agent provocateur? c) Rationality’s mouthpiece? d) Generic child-victim? e) Proto-feminist?
Celebrating the anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland —
(Okay, we’re a few weeks late. But we buttered our calendars with the best butter…), kidsbook author/artist Ted Enik will trip(!) euphorically though all 150-plus years of Wonderlandia, and try to explain why the fuh we —
* Readers who read
* Children who listen
* Scholars who disembowel
* Artists who reinvent —
WHY we’ve gradually aged Alice, youthened the Hatter, and basically hooked them up as potential sweethearts.
Much like Charles Dodgson, Ted Enik spends lots of time attending to 2-D stepchildren. As an illustrator, he’s worked for most NYC Publishers, was part of the favored stable of Magic School Bus artists, was tapped to fill Hilary Knight’s venerable shoes by illustrating Eloise in Hollywood, and is currently the artist for the popular Fancy Nancy I Can Read series. He is also beavering-away on a bunch of Seuss-inspired Unhinged History books with superbo illustrator, G.F. Newland.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.