New translation of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” illustrated by legendary manga artist Maki Sasaki released

不思議の国のアリス 佐々木マキ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Maki Sasaki
Originally published from Macmillan Publishers in 1865. 150 years later, new translation released by Hiroshi Takayama, bound by Shin Sobue and Keiichi Koinuma (cozfish).
(C) Maki Sasaki , Hiroshi Takayama

You might have seen Maki Sasaki’s pictures in picture books when you were little, but did you know that his roots came from manga? Sasaki debut in the November 1966 issue of the experimental manga magazine “Garo”. His early works were satirical comics but gradually came to the world of conventional art without stories and lines. It is said that Sasaki has been searching for the limit of manga expression, and such experimental manner was commented as “boundary of manga and what is not manga” by critic Fusanosuke Natsume.

He participated in picture books field in the 70s, with “Monsieur Meuniere” and “Nemui Nemui Nezumi” series that caught hearts of all generations. He also illustrated Haruki Murakami’s “Hear the Wind Sing”, “Dance Dance Dance” and Murakami’s other early works.

New translation of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” was released with this Sasaki’s illustration. It is said that Sasaki drew around fifty illustrations for this work, which exceeds the number of John Tenniel’s original 42 illustrations. Various quarters highly acclaim that his comical and anarchy style synchronizes the world of Alice.

Why not enjoy the masterpiece’s 150 years anniversary, brilliantly updated by this rarely-gifted illustrator, Maki Sasaki? Price is for 1600 yen.

不思議の国のアリス 佐々木マキ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Maki Sasaki
All illustrations are in two-colors (C) Maki Sasaki , Hiroshi Takayama <画像3.jpg> From the well-known scene
(C) Maki Sasaki , Hiroshi Takayama

不思議の国のアリス 佐々木マキ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Maki Sasaki


不思議の国のアリス 佐々木マキ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Maki Sasaki


不思議の国のアリス 佐々木マキ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  Maki Sasaki


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