Alice in Sussex - Freely adapted from Lewis Carroll and H. C. Artmann
ca. 150 pages
Nicolas Mahler, born 1969, works as an Illustrator for Austrian, German and Swiss newspapers and magazines. He has published more than 20 books that have amongst others been published in Germany, France, the US and Canada.
Spanish world rights (Salamandra)
Alice meets Frankenstein’s Monster
Alice is back in Wonderland. Here she meets the White Rabbit, who leads her down into his rabbit hole in search of an illustrated edition of H. C. Artmann’s Frankenstein in Sussex. Over the course of the novel Alice repeatedly runs into the Rabbit who quotes freely from other literary works by the likes of Herman Melville and E. M. Cioran.
Unlike in Carroll’s classic, this Alice is not in Wonderland but rather in a house deep beneath the ground. On subsequent floors she encounters the famous creations of Lewis Carroll: the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Mock Turtle, and many others. One after the other, these creatures address the terrors of childhood and youth. When Alice reaches the ground floor of the house she comes face to face with Frankenstein’s Monster, whereupon she awakes from her terrifying dream.
Selected illustrations from the Graphic Novel Alice in Sussex
In conversation with Max Spallek, Nicolas Mahler reveals his rituals while drawing (»I lie down on the couch and think«), which are his favourite comic books, how and when he started to draw comics and that he »visits« his books in book shops.
Czech Republic (Archa)
English world rights (Seagull), Spanish world rights (Salamandra), Italy (Edizioni Clichy), Czech Republic (Archa)
English world rights (Seagull), Czech Republic (Archa)