Tag Archives: w. w. denslow

Spectacle Spectacular

I find it interesting that the Frogman in The Lost Princess of Oz is said to wear “great spectacles with gold rims, not because his eyes were bad, but because the spectacles made him look wise.” I don’t know how … Continue reading

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OzConPhilly Back Again

It had been sixteen years since I last attended an Oz Convention, and now I’ve gone to two in the same year. The International Wizard of Oz Club‘s National Convention was in Philadelphia this year, so I could stay at … Continue reading

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Toto Recall

Dorothy’s pet Toto might well be one of the most famous dogs in literature, but how much do you really know about him? L. Frank Baum never specifies a breed for him, simply describing in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz … Continue reading

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Villains for Hire

Here are a few things I’ve watched recently and wanted to review, all combined into one post. Big Fan – Patton Oswalt plays a guy from Staten Island who’s a major fan of the New York Giants, and spends most … Continue reading

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I Like Bouncing

There’s an archive of the Billy Bounce comic strip at Barnacle Press. I don’t think all of the strips are there, and some of the scans are of poor quality, but it’s definitely worth a look. The comic is notable … Continue reading

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See You in the Funny Pages

Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz: The Complete Comic Strip Saga 1904-1905, published by Sunday Press – I received this oversize collector’s item as a Christmas gift, which is good as I’m not sure I would have bought … Continue reading

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Den’s Lows and Highs

The Spring 2015 issue of The Baum Bugle is primarily about William Wallace Denslow, the original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Many other illustrators have since produced their own pictures for this seminal work, so it’s possible that … Continue reading

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