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    "Knucklehead in Wonderland:

    Jon Scieszka's Alice in Wonderland" with Mary Blair sketches

    A presentation by Jan Susina at SAMLA 2009 in Atlanta

    Here are a few images from the presentation on Jon Scieszka and Mary Blair's Alice in Wonderland.   The presentation was adapated into a chapter that appears in The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children's Literature by Jan Susina (Routledge, 2009).  My book just came out in paperback in fall 2011 and is available at Amazon.

    Here is a .pdf adaptation of the chapter.

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    Mary Blair's Alice growing larger

    Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's 2010 Alice in WonderlandIt's a Small World ride at night in Disneyland 2011. See end for a few more photos

    Mary Blair's sketch for It's A Small World rideJohn Tenniel's White Rabbit, colored from The Nursery "Alice"cover of Jon Scieszka's KnucklheadCover of The Nursery "Alice," colorized by E. Gertrude ThomsonImage from A Stinky Cheeseman by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smithcover of the Alice in Wonderland adaptation by Jon Scieszka with artwork by Mary Blair

    Alice in Tim Burton's 2010 Alice in Wonderland

    YouTube video of Jon Scieszka talking about creating the Alice in Wonderland book

    A few more photos of Mary Blair's "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland as it looks in 2011.  Go my blog entry, here, for photos from the 2011 Mary Blair exhibit at Disneyland as well as my brief thoughts linking her work to Matisse's cutouts.

    Boat ride going into "It's a Small World" originally designed by Mary Blair. Photo shoes holiday lightsInside "Small World" rideInside "It's a Small World" with holiday decorations

    Mary Blair on ladder near her sketches for 'It's a Small World'

    Links related to Mary Blair

    "Classic Hollywood: A Colorful Tribute to Mary Blair"  by Susan King, LA Times (Oct. 17, 2011) on a panel discussing Blair's contribution to animation and Disney. "So many design elements that were more finessed by the time the stories reached the screen, all had a genesis in her designs," said Michael Giaimo, art director on Disney's 1995 "Pocahontas" and visual development artist on 2004's "Home on the Range."

    Magic of Mary Blair, website with limited edition giclee prints, organized by her nieces.

    The Art of Disney Animation blog.  Article about and numerous illustrations by Mary Blair.

    All the Comics in the World: Mary Blair By Shaenon K. Garrity (Sept. 11, 2008)

    Art of Disney Parks exhibit on Mary Blair.
    "It's a Small World" re-configured in Toyko Disney World. photos of Mary Blair inspired opening