Bryan Talbot takes the city of Sunderland and the story of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell (the ‘real’ Alice) and around them spins a spectacularly diverse range of different stories.
He explores Carroll’s links with Sunderland and shows how the city inspired his masterpieces. Talbot’s artwork is a spectacular mixture of different styles and his stories are told from the stage of the Sunderland Empire theatre. In “Alice in Sunderland”, he shows – triumphantly – how local history is national history in microcosm, how one story begets another.
The result is a landmark book in the graphic field!