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Making a Killing

For someone who wanted to leave out the heartaches and nightmares from his fairy tales, L. Frank Baum included a fair number of executioners. I suspect this is partially due to the influence of Lewis Carroll, whose Queen of Hearts … Continue reading

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Off the Walrus

Snarked!, by Roger Langridge – When looking for information on the Popeye comics Langridge wrote, I saw some mentions of an earlier comic he both wrote and drew that I’d heard of before, which was sort of a re-imagining of … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Adventures in Broadcasting

Isn’t it nice how people can mine Oz for TV shows that use only really basic ideas from the books? I understand that most of these mines are located in the northwestern Winkie Country. Anyway, here’s the synopsis: “Inspired by … Continue reading

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