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Sascha's Adventures Underground, 2005

Charles Mallison
Interactive Entertainment
Lauren Tyler
Cinematic Arts (Production)
Illustrated novel: “Sascha’s Adventures Underground,” 2005

Set at an anonymous university in present-day Los Angeles, this illustrated novel earned first place in the Wonderland Award’s inaugural year. In it, Sascha wanders through a vaguely familiar version of this city, searching for a mysterious party and running into alternate-world versions of the characters from the Alice stories. This ambitious work features poetry, word games, and a host of offbeat characters. A modern-day version of the rabbit hole, the L.A. subway serves as a metaphor for the main character’s psychosexual schizophrenia.