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Biography

A late 19th century polymath, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson or Lewis Carroll is best known for his writings in the genre of literary nonsense. His most famous works are "Alice in Wonderland", "Alice Through the Looking Glass", as well as the poem "The Jabberwocky", which is often seen to be related to the previous two.

Influence on Comics

As with all writers of fantastical fiction, and especially from this time frame, Lewis Carroll was adapted often in the early years of comics, before even superheroes became a common theme. As opposed to contemporaries such as Verne, Burroughs or Wells, as a writer in the genre of literary nonsense it was uncommon for his work to be directly referenced in comics for inspiration. Instead adaptations of his works generally take on a more direct telling. Several comic book writers have attempted to tackle the legacy of the characters and to reimagine them for their own means, though this has been generally not as successful. Among the most successful of these updated adaptations is the story of Calie Liddle as told through the Wonderland series from Zenescope. These take on a darker horror themed approach, and tend to incorporate in all of his works together while also drawing on some real life historical characters or occurrences. Therefore as opposed to a character such as John Carter who is kept fairly close to the source material, the characters of Alice in Wonderland are generally adapted in a way that they are not very related to original source material past their initial inception.

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