Saturday, October 22, 2011
Newsarama: Alice In Wonderland Interview
I think the last thing anyone wants to see is this story yet again rewritten but both Gregory and Beddor have a knack for recreating stories with character depths far beyond the original tale. Beddor completely reinvented Wonderland into his own special story. Beddor made Wonderland real and made me want to go on the hunt for puddles where no puddle should exist.
In Gregory's Wonderland books he brings all the characters to life with intense background stories. In Carroll's original tales he never pauses to tell us exactly who the King of Hearts is and how did he become the King of Hearts? Gregory does this. Not only does he do this but he also bring into play the Suicide King. In a standard pack of cards the King of Hearts appears to be stabbing himself, hence suicide. He is also the only of the kings to not have a mustache which alludes to youth.
Anyway, when I read Gregory's take on the King of Hearts I squealed with delight because of the on point back story. I am sure he has something special planned for the prequel to his Wonderland series and I cannot wait.
Here is the link to the interview. I did not read the pages posted. I feel like it ruins the story so I never read these kind of previews.
Newsarama.com: Exclusive: Going Down the Rabbit Hole W/ ALICE IN WONDERLAND