Where's Walrus...? & Other Nonsense Verse by Ulysses Poe


From the Introduction

In 1871, Charles Dodgson presented text for his poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” to graphic humorist John Tenniel, requesting that the illustrator provide line drawings for the poem. Though firm in his selection of the character of the Walrus, he allowed the cartoonist alternate choices for that of the Carpenter, namely the Butterfly and the Baronet, explaining to the artist that each replacement fit the poem metrically just as neatly as did the Carpenter and that Tenniel should make his final selection of the character based on his chosen image’s pictorial potential. Famously Tenniel elected to keep the Carpenter...