I’ve always loved picking up Lewis Carroll’s fantasy novel “Alice in Wonderland“, which follows Alice Liddell and her journeys through the mysterious and wildly imaginative Wonderland, and reading a few pages here and there. I’ve read the whole book multiple times yet it’s still a joy to dive in for a quick splash on occasion. That being said, I was never a big fan of the animated Disney version. It’s not that I think it’s a bad movie, I just feel that it didn’t capture the dark tones or the true surreal nature that the book offered.
Then came along American McGee’s Alice, the PC game released in late 2000. It knew right away that it wasn’t going to be a faithful reproduction of the book, so it used it as inspiration for a new chapter in the titular character’s life, one where she was driven mad after the death of her parents in a house fire. At the time, it was an absolutely gorgeous game that provided previously unseen visuals and mechanics, along with Clive Barker’s Undying. It was one of my favorite games for a long time and it still ranks as one that I remember with great fondness.
Enter Deviant Art user Nikki Ward, who created a series of images and comics that pits Disney’s Alice against American McGee’s Alice. The result is often humorous and it’s interesting to see how these two characters, who are the same person, have such wildly different personalities yet can still manage to get along.
Ward explains, “…no, I do NOT hate Disney’s Alice. I even own and enjoy the movie. But it’s a ton of fun to get these two together and let the shenanigans ensue.” I 100% agree!
You can see several examples below or view all of her pieces by clicking the above link.
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