Jabberwocky: A Nonsense Coloring Book + Bonus Print Set
Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” poem (1872) as a 44-page coloring book accompanied by Justin Hillgrove’s whimsical illustrations. (Note: Does contain fantasy violence).
Title: “Jabberwocky: A Nonsense Coloring Book”
Page Count: 44 interior pages
Binding: Perfect Bound
Cover Stock: 14pt C2S Cover with Matte AQ Coating
Interior Paper: 100 lb Opaque Text
Includes 2 – 8″x10″ Double-sided Prints.
“Jabberwocky” has been my favorite poem of all time ever since I was introduced to it in middle school. I can’t remember if I memorized it as part of an assignment or just for fun, but I do remember thinking after reading it a few times that maybe poetry was kind of cool after all. It was written by Lewis Carroll around 1871 and included in “Alice Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.” In the story, Alice travels through a looking-glass where she meets all kinds of interesting characters. She finds the poem “Jabberwocky” in a book, but can’t read it until she holds it up to a mirror. After reading the poem she says “It seems very pretty…but it’s rather hard to understand! …Somebody killed something: that’s clear, at any rate.”
In October 2017, I decided to post consecutive ink drawings of “Jabberwocky” via social media, breaking up the poem and presenting it in storybook-like fashion. Being a fan of coloring in general, I thought this would make a great coloring book. And so here we are.