After months of waiting, Tim Burton’s highly-anticipated 3D adaptation of Alice in Wonderland finally lands in theaters this weekend; to help you celebrate, we’re giving away five copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
, a visual interpretation of the Lewis Carroll classic illustrated by LA-based artist Camille Rose Garcia. Think of it as Alice Kingsley goes goth girl. Even more exciting: One lucky reader will receive a piece of original art from the book.
Get the details on the giveaway, preview a few illustrations, and listen to Garcia’s Alice-inspired playlist after the jump.
“The biggest challenge with this project was reinterpreting such an iconic story,” Garcia explains. “I’ve seen it done a million times, but never really as good as the original illustrations.” She worked in watercolor and acrylic, and was inspired by the things she collects: “Little bits of my life are always making their way into the work.”
Our grand-prize winner will receive this one-of-a-kind print , initialed by Camille.
Music also played a big role, particularly the songs below.
“Music always inspires me while I work, for this project I wanted the art to reference psychedelic colors, and also have a bit of darkness,” she says. “While reading the story again, I realized it is a pretty dark story, everyone is mean to Alice, she gets drugged by a crazy caterpillar, and the queen threatens her with a beheading! So my musical selections are a nice mix of psychedelic, punk rock, and dark, brooding music. And a couple of folk songs thrown in since my studio is in the middle of the woods.”
To enter to win a copy of the book, leave us a comment explaining who your favorite character that Alice meets in her adventures is, and why. Our favorite response will also score an original artwork.
If you live in LA, make sure to check out Down the Rabbit Hole, an exhibition of selected illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and paintings inspired by the book, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery beginning March 6. She’ll also be appearing at The Booksmith in San Francisco on March 8.