1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – John Tenniel (1820 – 1914)


    John Tenniel was a London-born English illustrator who’s most notable work includes illustrating classic literary works such as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”. On top of these he was the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years (undoubtedly a great achievement).

    Any serious illustrator has at some point studied or happened upon the illustrations of John Tenniel’s first publication of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.  A lovely collection of the original woodcuts can be found here.

    They are a great source of inspiration and most definitely needed to be presented here at The Lounge. I find there is something intrinsically nice about these images and when I’m all out of ideas or feel distracted by life’s misfortunes, I spend some time looking at these and they set me  nicely back on course.