Classic Adventures Series

Hello Readers! You may recall back in my Paul Granger post that I had an edition with his illustrations from 1992 and published in Spain.  Well, it turns out there was more to that than initially met the eye.  Thanks to a recent eBay purchase, I found some more information that I found pretty interesting.…

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The Oz Project

Happy Sunday! So, one of the things that also slowed down my progress on the blog was a new project I've started.  I began the plotting back in the fall and started it in earnest in January and I've been calling it "The Oz Project." Some background first.  As many of you probably know (and…

The Art of Oz: Anna Marie Magagna

Hello everyone! I'd like to start this post out with an apology.  I have neglected this blog for nearly 6 months.  Around the time I made plans for a different post, some personal drama entered my world and sort of turned me off on the blog and a few other things.  I will strive to…

The Art of Oz: Paul Granger

Happy Sunday! Here at "The Art of Oz," I've been slowly trying to plan out the illustrators to discuss and if there's a specific order to it.  The answer is no.  There is no order.  There is however a first post! Growing up, there are three artists that seemed to be everywhere: Michael Hague, Charles…

Multi-Toys Monday: The Ruby Slippers

Happy Monday Everyone! Today marks the first in an occasional series that I'm calling "Multi-Toys Monday." Starting in 1988 and lasting into 1993 or so, the Multi-Toys Corporation released a slew of Oz merchandise in time for the 50th Anniversary.  Now, for a kid like me, this was a HUGE HUGE HUGE deal.  In fact,…

My First Oz Book

So, I felt like it would be appropriate to discuss my first copy of the book for my first real blog post. Back in 1991, we were at North Hills Mall.  It was a local mall that we frequented fairly often on Friday nights.  We'd meet my Dad after work and go to Luby's Cafeteria.…

Introduction to Moi

Hello Everybody! Welcome to "The Art of Oz!" This blog is meant to be part supplement to my YouTube Videos as well as a place for me to share some artwork I love, some research on different editions, and various other random things related to Oz. Some background information about me: I'm 31.  I've been…