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/

Originally Published: February 23rd, 2008

Ed Park is the author of the novel Personal Days (Random House, 2008) and a founding editor of The Believer. His work most recently appears in Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book (Da Capo). He blogs at The Dizzies.

  1. February 28, 2008
     Alicia (AE)

    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!