Monday, June 21, 2010

A confederacy of jubjubs



One can never know too much about Jubjub birds, don’t you agree? They constitute an important nexus in the entire Carrollian Multiverse, occupying as they do important roles in both The Hunting of the Snark and Through the Looking Glass.

Here’s how they appeared in Tim Burton’s recent production of Alice in Wonderland, as designed by Bobby Chiu. Now please compare that splendidly hyperactive specimen of full-blown Disneyiana with this artist’s own shabby conception of a hastily-folded together scrap of paper as shown above, fluttering out of the Beaver’s reach.

Pathetic, isn’t it? The work of an utter dunce without even the excuse of a full-blown scholastic upbringing.