Long-time DC and Marvel artist Pasqual Ferry has announced plans for his own creator-owned series titled Alice. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, Alice is described as "a tale about a family torn apart by a mysterious accident, and how, even against all odds, they fight to get back together." Although not intended to be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, Ferry's Alice includes some characters and settings from the classic story.
"For many years I used work on my own stories and I never managed to finished them. My work in the United States absorbed most of my time, All of my time, really," said Ferry. "Now, after a break in my American production, I’ve finally decided to finish one of those stories. To actually finish it."
Carroll's Alice In Wonderland factors into the story as its how Anna communicates to her daughter, Alice.
"She tells her stories starring characters from the books: the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and specially the Cheshire Cat, deeply related to the subconscious of the Alice of my story," said Ferry. "They all appear in Alice’s dreams, not in reality. It all sounds kind of weird, doesn’t it?"
Ferry's Alice is scheduled to be released March 2018 as a 200-page hardcover graphic novel in English, Spanish, French and Italian. The cartoonist is using a new comics-focused crowdfunding platform, Spaceman Project, to raise funds of 40,000 Euros for the project. You can learn more about the project here: https://www.spacemanproject.com/en/project/alice/12#!about.