Posts tagged Mombi
Posts tagged Mombi
From The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum, 1904.
Jared Davis recently wrote about relationships and sexuality in Oz, a topic that http://vovat.livejournal.com/457865.htmlI’d addressed before. Jared and J.L. Bell have also commented on how a passage in The Tin Woodman of Ozhas taken on a different but perhaps still appropriate meaning: “‘Well, perhaps our Emperor is queer,’ admitted the servant; ‘but he is a kind master and as honest and true…
Oh, I see. Legends of Oz was a flop because of a vast Hollywood conspiracy to take it down.
“Here’s to the failure of another movie promoting those Magic Belt thieves!”
You know how I know that isn’t true? Because the only reason I’ve come across any publicity at all about the movie, good OR bad, is because I’m subscribed to several Oz forums. I think I might have seen a television spot or two,…
The latest issue of The Baum Bugle has an article by David Maxine about Eloise Jarvis McGraw’s writing process for Merry Go Round in Oz, one of the most tightly plotted books in the Oz series. Indeed, it’s so well plotted that it’s kind of surprising there’s a loose end involving the very beginning of the story. At a carnival, Robin Brown encounters a strange carousel barker who talks in rhymes.…
I remember someone on the old Nonestica mailing list asking why it seems that no Ozites knew the history of their country, and it’s definitely a valid point. In The Lost King of Oz, we read, “Snip knew the names of the rulers of Oz as well as you know the names of the Presidents–perhaps even better–for as only a part of Oz history has been written down there have not been so many. The first…
Mombi, by Jerantino
In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s three companions all end up as rulers: the Scarecrow of the Emerald City, the Tin Woodman of the Winkie Country, and the Cowardly Lion of the Quadling Forest. In later books, only Nick Chopper’s position endures, as Ozma takes her rightful place as ruler of Oz, and the Lion makes his home in the Emerald City. There are hints that the Lion retained his…
Ozma and Mombi from Sunday Visits (1998), as published in Oz Story #4. Art by Dan Seitler.
It’s Kind of a Dragon
I’ve written about the dragons of Oz before, but I’ve been thinking of a few other things…
Jack Pumpkinhead painting a picture of Mombi
The Living Arts
One of the more bizarre recurring themes in the Oz books, albeit not one without precedent, is that…
The Lost King of OZ.
My grandmother gave it to me a few years back.
One of my favorites, even if I think the treatment of Mombi at the end is rather harsh. It bugs me that the Del Rey reprints never included Thompson’s letters to the readers, although I can kind of see how they wouldn’t go over so well with modern audiences.
Going on a Hozliday
So, the 2013 issue of Oziana is out now, and I have a story in it. “Jinnicky Saves Christmas” was…
Tip is tranformed back into Ozma