Leonard Lubin's illustration from Carroll's The Pig-Tale.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) was the pen name of author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

Carroll is best remembered for his book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). The Alice stories have been adapted in several Muppet and Creature Shop productions, notably in episode 506 of The Muppet Show, with guest star Brooke Shields in the role of Alice.

Both Carroll's writing and real life were used as the basis for the film Dreamchild, which detailed the relationship between Dodgson and Alice Liddell, the inspiration for the novels' title character. Ian Holm portrayed Dodgson/Carroll, and the Creature Shop provided puppets of the fictional characters.

Jim Henson's original inspiration for The Dark Crystal came from an illustration by Leonard Lubin of crocodiles in a Victorian bathroom from a picture book version of Carroll's poem The Pig-Tale.[1] The reptilian monsters living in an atmosphere of splendor would eventually become the Skeksis.


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  1. Jones, Brian Jay. Jim Henson: The Biography. p.304
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