Alice in Wonderland gets twisted into bawdy LGBTQIA+ sex comedy Alice in Leatherland

Alice in Leatherland
(Image credit: Black Mask Studios)

What is there to do while sheltering at home during a pandemic? For Italian comic creators (and real-life couple) Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli, they created a sex comedy comic titled Alice in Leatherland.

(Yes, it's a play on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.)

(Image credit: Black Mask Studios)

"Alice, a young writer of children's storybooks, is hurtled out of her fairytale-like life when she discovers her girlfriend has been cheating on her!" reads Black Mask Studios' description of the series. "Charmingly defiant, she leaves her small forest town and leaps into a new adventure to seek love (and find herself) in the fast life of San Francisco. There, her concept of pure, magical love will be completely overturned - but her biggest challenge won't be reckoning with other people's sexual drive, it'll be getting a grip on her own!"

Alice in Leatherland is a bawdy LGBTQIA+ sex comedy that doesn't skimp out on some heartfelt romance.

(Image credit: Black Mask Studios)

"Sex is recounted as a way to investigate our relationship with ourselves and others, with our bodies and our place in the world; sexual pleasure as self-affirmation and growth," the co-authors say in the announcement. "There is room for love, too, and bravery. And for many good laughs, that never hurts."

Zanfardino previously wrote and drew the 2019 OGN Midnight Radio, and has drawn several Doctor Who comic books for Titan. 

Alice in Leatherland #1 (of 5) goes on sale on April 7.

Alice in Leatherland will be available simultaneously in print and on digital platforms. Check out Newsarama's list of the best digital comics readers for Android and iOS devices.   

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)