So this post is overdue...
G45! Its been a blast so far.
We are now in full swing with the design team and we are loving it!
I must say ... fate has a way of working....
Especially with the release of their latest collection....
It just so happens... I'm a huge fan of the OZ books.
Or perhaps I should be more specific... I'm a huge fan of the illustrations.
The names, the characters.... I love it.
General Jin Jur, The Glass Cat, Johnny Doit, Jenny Jump,
The Bell-snickle, Mombi the wicked Witch of the North
Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Hungry Lion
Shaggy Man, Patchwork Girl of Oz
The list goes on...
These sound like people I know here in Phoenix.LOL.
My favorite of these characters is Jack Pumpkinhead.
A 13 inch Jack Pumpkinhead can be found tatooed up my right leg.
So I was happy as can be when I saw the release of G45 's paper!
So expect some very cool projects..
So I wanted to share with you a few posts about the artwork of Oz.
So we start with a collection of different Oz interpretations
Over thirty different styles from various illustrators. I hope it inspires..
So lets begin...
William Wallace DenslowThe first illustrator to give the characters a look and feel based upon the
words of Frank Baum in 1900. Baum and Denslow (with whom he
shared the copyright) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
to much critical acclaim and financial success.
Baum then went on to write thirteen more novels based
on the places and people of the Land of Oz.
He would use illustrator John R. Neil for all of these.
John R. Neill - Royal Illustrator of OzJohn Rea Neill was the illustrator of Oz from 1904 to 1944.
After Baum's death Neill would continue to illustrate 19 more
Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.
Then eventually he would pen and illustrate four of his own additions
to the series. All together Neill is famous for thirty six volumes of OZ books.
This includes the four editions he also wrote,
The Wonder City of Oz,The Scalawagons of Oz,
Lucky Bucky in Oz, and The Run Away of Oz.