Posts tagged Ozma
Posts tagged Ozma
Ozma of Oz on Flickr.
I am in love with the Oz books and all the myriad adaptations, versions and general incursions into the Oz universe. It’s the quitessential American fairytale.
I decided to do my own version of the Supreme Ruler of Oz, Ozma. Now she first appeared in “The Land of Oz” in 1907.
With my adaptation I wanted something a little later, in the 20’s-30’s era of fashion. I feel like art deco and the fashions of the era are very chic, elegant and somewhat other worldly.
Ozma is a fascinating icon and I think very applicable to the LGBT community. Ozma starts out as the boy Tippetarius being raised by the cruel witch Mombi and Tip goes on an adventure to escape this witch only to find out that he was a she all along. Not only was Tip Ozma, but Ozma was the ruler of Oz, a world that only seems to work right when women are running the show.
Ozma is regal and magical while Tip is mischievous and adventurous. This dual nature exists in all of us and it’s amazing that something that is really quite progressive existed at the turn of the century, let alone being one of the most popular series of it’s time.
A very cool look for Ozma.
in the wake of my computer crashing and destroying the BSSM piece i was doing, have a preview of something else i’ve started!! yeah
A very lovely Princess Ozma!
See the many different faces of Ozma as imagined by John R. Neill here: Hungry Tiger Talk
Annette Funicello as Ozma in “The Rainbow Road to Oz” segment of “The Disneyland Fourth Anniversary Show.”
Ozma, the true Queen of Oz and the Emerald City, as seen in the original books by L. Frank Baum.
And for fans of Oz: The Great and Powerful, you might be interested to know that in the books the Wizard gave baby Ozma to an evil witch in order to secure the throne.
This was a commission by Terry Blas who is a great artists and this piece might be the first in a potential Oz project!
DId I ever say how the Land of Oz books are AMAZING! The sad thing is that so few people know about them, my classmates thought I was making them up when I talked about them.
Anyways, Ozma is one fantastic ruler of Oz.
Ozma and the Wizard of Oz
This is Princess Ozma of Oz. She is the ruler of all Oz. She first appeared as the hero (yes, HERO, not heroine) of L. Frank Baum’s second Oz book (The Land of Oz) and over the complete book canon (Baum’s 14 books plus the 26 authorized sequels) she is the second most important character in…
I draw too much.
I like the Art Nouveau style that Neill used on many of these early pictures (early in the Oz series, that is, not necessarily in Neill’s work in general).
Ozma comic from Lit Brick.
Ozma, from the “Oz” series, is what could be considered one of the classic “trans” characters. She spends a good deal of her childhood as a boy, transformed by a witch, and is turned back into a girl so she can rule Oz in her “true body”. But Ozma always kept certain elements from her previous form, including what seemed to be strong affection for her lady companions.
I strongly feel that Ozma, along with most of Oz, breaks the rules of heteronormativity. Because it’s a kid’s book, sexuality is never really explored, but gender roles are broken up. And some relationships can be seen as rather romantic bromances/companions. I think it’s natural to see most of Oz as bisexual in the sense that they don’t feel the need to stay in the normal heterosexual relationship unless they want to. Being an immortal means that you don’t have to spend your life doing what society tells you you have to do. Eternity is too long to be unhappy. You spend it with whomever you want to, regardless of your and their gender. Everybody has preferences, but a lot of them seem to be based on personality and interests.
A true utopia has no gender or sexual roles. You stay with whomever makes you happy, kiss whomever you want, and kick Nome king ass.
Ozma is one sexy lady
Dorothy and Ozma by John R. Neill