SpornFilms 23 Feb 2007 07:48 am

Jabberwocky 2

– To continue my pix display of art for an animated Jabberwocky, I’m posting here a few of the images from my short adaptation of the poem. I tried to mimic a style I’d used in my oil paintings and felt it was a bit successful. I don’t think the filmed version is all it could be – it was rushed to complete a package which included the 19 min. film, The Hunting of the Snark, as well as an animated documentary done about Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poems. Of course, the video package wouldn’t have made sense without including Jabberwocky.
(click any image to enlarge.)

But I’ve scanned these images from the actual artwork and realize how well they’ve held up. I’m going to redo the film digitally and see where I can go with it.

Here are some of the images:

‘Twas brillig and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!”

“Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought -

So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,

Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

He left it dead, and with its head

He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

3 Responses to “Jabberwocky 2”

  1. on 23 Feb 2007 at 9:12 am 1.Brian Sibley said …

    I like these very much…

    Like you, I am a Carroll-fiend. I am a former Secretary of the Lewis Carroll Society and foirmer (founding) editor of their newsletter, BANDERSNATCH…

    I see that the SNARK is available on DVD – is JABBERWOCKY available in any form?

  2. on 23 Feb 2007 at 10:34 am 2.Michael said …

    The vhs copy of The Hunting of the Snark included Jabberwocky as well as the 5 min documentary I did about Lewis Carroll and his nonsense poems. The distributor somehow used the wrong master for the dvd, and these two pieces never made it to disk.

    As I said in the post above, I wasn’t pleased with how it looked in the shooting – the colors were off completely. I liked Ian Thompson’s reading and Caleb Sampson’s score. I am going to redo this film within the next couple of weeks. I like it too much to let it sit as it was.

  3. on 24 Feb 2007 at 7:47 am 3.Jason McDonald said …

    The stills from this would make a great book.

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