Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
“…Oleg Lipchenko has turned this classic story into a rich expression for both the youngest reader greeting Alice for the first time and those who remember reading the original Alice as children...Lipchenko’s illustrations are more than images on a page, they are a homage to the surreality and humour of Carroll’s text as well as a meticulously and brilliantly constructed vision of a longstanding tradition in children’s literature.”
...Here the Queen put on her spectacles, and began staring at the Hatter, who turned pale and fidgeted...
Lewis Carroll gives the Illustrator a lot of freedom. There are a lot of things that aren’t given or described; he plays on the imagination of the readers, so that everyone’s views are unique. At the same time, there are many attractive details in his writing. That’s why everything could be shown differently. I like to draw with pencil on paper; I find a lot of freedom in it. The presence of color is not important to me, color is a desirable attribute for children’s books, but is not necessary. Including the brown color in my illustrations, is to bring out the reminisce that you would get in old photographs, ‘Fleur de Epoch’.
Oleg Lipchenko "Drawing Treacle Well"
'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' published by Studio Treasure in 2008 as Limited Edition of 226 copies. Several copies are still available.