Posts tagged Oz
Posts tagged Oz
I don’t get it when people compare and contrast Oz the Great and Powerful’s Theodora to the original Witch in The Wizard of Oz and refer to the original Witch as “Elphaba” in the process. Wicked is no more “canon” than Oz the Great and Powerful. They’re both high-profile fanfics.
Although the backstory in “Oz the Great and Powerful” seems to have been more heavily inspired by “Wicked” than the original books.
Apparently, Gnomes have no appreciation for the Nome King.
I’ve long held that Roquat changed the spelling of his fairy race to distinguish them from garden-variety garden gnomes.
The road was smooth and well paved, now, and the country about was beautiful, so that the travelers rejoiced in leaving the forest far behind, and with it the many dangers they had met in its gloomy shades.
This was a fun one. Chapter 10! Still going out of order, a little. These are the outskirts of the Emerald City, where everything is green. Green is a hugely frustrating color to work with and I have no idea if this even looks right; I might tweak it in future… and I’m allowing myself some yellow/gold for the Emerald City scenes, because why not.
I want the different peoples of Oz to have different consistent architectural styles. Munchkins build domed, slightly naturalistic buildings; Emerald City folks build harsh geometric spires; Winkies (eventually) build jagged, stalagmitic things.
Excited to get to the city, but probably doing chapter 9 first.
This Really Cute
To be sure, the broad river now cut them off from this beautiful land. But the raft was nearly done, and after the Tin Woodman had cut a few more logs and fastened them together with wooden pins, they were ready to start.
The Chapter 8 intro illustration is finished! I’m going slightly out of order because the starting points for 7 and 9 are kind of bland, and I need to figure out something to say with those illustrations in the meantime. I’ve been swamped and chipping away at this one for a while; it’s a relief to finally move forward on this project again.
This is the first full-page we’ve seen of the whole group together!!
Did anyone ever read all the original OZ books?
I’m sure several people have. Most of them likely lived in the first half of the 20th Century, when the books were still coming out. But the series does indeed still have its fans.
Just the Baum ones or the official sequels by other hands as well? I’ve read all of both categories, but it took me a long time to track down all the Thompsons, many of which were out of print at the time. I believe you can now get most if not all of them in print-on-demand format.
a modernized dorothy with cropped hair, a messenger bag to keep toto in, and ruby converse
Cool modern take on Dorothy
Wunchie the Witch, by Melody Grandy
The Wizard of Dogz
Too bad there were only enough ruby slippers for two of her feet.
Sir Greves, the knight who prefers cooking to jousting