Sunday, 21 October 2012
Alice in Sunderland
The author/artist interviewed a local Community Artist and reproduces the interview as a comic strip. A lot of information is imparted about Carroll and Alice. The work could be studied in detail instead of just read through once.
Having surveyed a lot of history, the author concludes that North East England is rich precisely because of its many historical waves of invasion and immigration and suddenly presents an unexpected but powerful and welcome statement of anti-racism.
Lastly, this work is not fiction so it should be described as a "graphic documentary," not a "graphic novel."