Tuesday 1 January 2013

The Jabberwock

'The Jabberwock', an illustration by JVL for Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, Artists' Choice Editions, 2011.

'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.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know, John, I think you may be the first illustrator to depict the Jabberwock whiffling through the tulgey wood within burbling distance of the slithy toves, borogoves and mome raths...