Friday, September 30, 2011

Original Alice manuscript is free on iBooks

#Kidlit lovers, would you like to see Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten and illustrated manuscript of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, eventually known as Alice in Wonderland? The entire 98-page work is available on the iBookstore for freeAn optional narration is also included. 

Update: The iBooks version now costs $8.99. A free version is available on the British Library site at this link.


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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Combining words and pictures

Just a quick post to recommend jumping over to read this post on Peter Meyer’s blog (A New Kind of Book). Excerpt:

Pictures & Prose: Making ‘Em Work Together

A novel that uses words & illustrations to tell its story offers lessons on integrating media

What’s the best way to combine text and pictures?  Most designers—print or digital—try to artfully position both on the same page. Brian Selznick, author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret uses a deceptively simple alternative… continue reading

Though Hugo isn’t digital yet (in an authorized version at least), the movie is coming out in December. Here is a short trailer that incorporates the illustrations.