Posts tagged Oz
Posts tagged Oz
Like The Wonderful Wizard of OZ, which was originally written in 1900.
People have given me Oz-related items over the years, but I don’t really have that many, because: 1) I don’t have enough money, and 2) I’m more into the books. Not that I’m someone who collects rare editions of the books either.
The Imp King, drawn by Kimberly Frodelius for “The Three Imps of Oz”
Trot and Cap’n Bill, by Hyaroo
This picture was originally used as the endpapers for “The Road to Oz,” but I believe the white library editions used it for others as well. The characters include a few from “John Dough and the Cherub.”
Jellia Jamb, drawn by Hyaroo. I like her with glasses, even though the only official illustrations that show her with them are in the books in which EVERYONE in the Emerald City wears them.
Welcome to Oz #thewizardofoz #LFrankBaum #followtheyellowbrickroad #wearenotinKansasanymore
Wizard of Cola [#thewizardofoz #cola #soda] (at Charlie Brown)
I’d rather have lacasa, thanks.
Here we go! #wizardofoz at the #castrotheatre @peaches_christ #flyingmonkeys (at Castro Theatre)
Prince Pompadore and Peg Amy
General Jinjur, by Jason Rudolph Peña
I find it rather interesting how often the non-human—okay, non-meat—characters in the Oz books treat their status. None of them are bemoaning the idea that they are not flesh and blood people. Even the Tin Woodman, aside from having lost his original heart and being given a kind (but not loving,…
That’s why I always thought stories that had the Tin Woodman wanting his human form back kind of missed the point of the character.
Hammerheads - Nine of Wands - art by Jay Fabares, Illogical Associates Shadow of Oz tarot Deck
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This was one of the last few cards to be designed. I had tremendous trouble finding a scene in the Baum books where a person with a head wound stands in front of the plausible equivalent of a row of staves (as in the traditional Waite-Smith deck), and failing that, I was also stuck for an example of persistence and strength that I hadn’t already used. In the end, I consulted Best Friend Number One and he suggested the card be interpreted as the hinge moment where the characters overcome the final obstacle that allows them to move on to the third act of the story. That led me to red Quadling country, and the encounter with the Hammerheads in chapter XXII of Wizard.
This Hammerhead design, however, was completely Jay’s contribution. Although I missed the opportunity to further the Bow Tie Agenda, these non-Denslow beasties really work. The Winged Monkeys are also great - I think I asked for monkeys explicitly on only two cards (here and the 10 of Swords), but everyone seemed to want to throw some in.