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Jumping the Snark

By Ed Park

R. Kikuo Johnson’s graphic cover version of “Recitative” (by Harriet’s own A.E. Stallings) appeared recently as part of this site’s “Poem as Comic Strip” series. One of the commenters, Mahendra Singh, included a link…


http://poetryfoundation.org/journal/feature.html?id=181161“>…to his ongoing project of “fitfully illustrating Lewis Carroll”—specifically, “The Hunting of the Snark.” It’s wonderful stuff, and comes with equally gleeful annotations. He analyzes one of his panels: “Some nice bits of Sir John Tenniel, a juicy morsel of Dora Maar (with a succulent Alfred Jarry center) and all of it garnished with the abraded glyphs of Oysters à la Alberto Savinio!” http://justtheplaceforasnark.blogspot.com/

Comment (1)

  • On February 28, 2008 at 4:02 am Alicia (AE) wrote:

    The cartoon came as a huge surprise–I am just as tickled as I could be by it.
    The surreal Hunting of the Snark illustrations are fantastic–in all senses of that word!


Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 by Ed Park.