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baumbydahm:

New drawings I made for the Kickstarter! I drew myself and my dog Billy in the style of the rest of the book because I thought that would be fun/cute. I was thinking at first of having little drawings of me and of L. Frank Baum in the book along with our little biographies, BUT I also don’t want to put too much of a spotlight on myself in the book so maybe not.

ONE DAY has passed, and the book is almost 50% funded. Thank you everyone SO MUCH!!! Thank you for supporting and for telling the internet about this thing.

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baumbydahm:

The Kickstarter for my illustrated edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz is live! If you’d like to support this project, and/or get a copy of the hardcover book of your very own, I hope you’ll check it out!

I’ve made 24 full-page illustrations and around 70 spot illustrations to go throughout the complete original text, in a 192-page book. Most of them have been posted on this tumblr. I’ve tried to support the text without distracting from it, and I’ve emphasized the sense of being lost in a strange, colorful place. I’m really happy with how it’s turned out so far, and having it as a nice printed book has always been an exciting possibility!! It is looking like a thing that will probably happen, thanks to Make That Thing and YOU YOU YOU

Thank you!

- Evan

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baumbydahm:

Just launched the Kickstarter for the print edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the full original text and 88 of my illustrations!!! More on that later.

Here’s the last chunk of chapter illustrations, covering the journey south from the Emerald City (the first part is here, the second part is here). There’s some bits in this last part of the book that are among the weirdest, and most unfamiliar to people because it was mostly discarded for the movie adaptation. The China Country is one I was very excited/daunted to draw; it’s very unexpected!

Oh and I put up a grid of all of the chapter illustrations together but I made it for the Kickstarter and I thought it was fun to look at

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Toto and some Oz denizens. This one will go under Baum’s brief introduction from the original publication, which I like for its quaintness:

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.  The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as “historical” in the children’s library; for the time has come for a series of newer “wonder tales” in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.  Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.Having this thought in mind, the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written solely to please children of today.  It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.L. Frank BaumChicago, April, 1900.

Something big going on here tomorrow, he says unsubtly

baumbydahm:

Toto and some Oz denizens. This one will go under Baum’s brief introduction from the original publication, which I like for its quaintness:

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.  The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.

Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as “historical” in the children’s library; for the time has come for a series of newer “wonder tales” in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.  Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

Having this thought in mind, the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written solely to please children of today.  It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum

Chicago, April, 1900.

Something big going on here tomorrow, he says unsubtly

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baumbydahm:

Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.
This is THE LAST CHAPTER ILLUSTRATION! ALL 24 ARE DONE! You can see them all by tag.
I thing I love about this book is that Dorothy’s home is exclusively referred to as dry, lonely, and monochromatic, and its appeal is totally mysterious to everyone from Oz that she meets. But she loves her home and never gives up!!! I love this book.
A Kickstarter for the print version, with Make That Thing, will be happening IMMINENTLY.

Last one!!!

baumbydahm:

Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.

This is THE LAST CHAPTER ILLUSTRATION! ALL 24 ARE DONE! You can see them all by tag.

I thing I love about this book is that Dorothy’s home is exclusively referred to as dry, lonely, and monochromatic, and its appeal is totally mysterious to everyone from Oz that she meets. But she loves her home and never gives up!!! I love this book.

A Kickstarter for the print version, with Make That Thing, will be happening IMMINENTLY.

Last one!!!

The month is ending, WHICH MEANS everybody who’s backed my Patreon so far is getting all their ebooks.
Since we reached the $300 goal, I’m sending an enormous sketchbook package to all current backers. So far it’s 270 pages; I think I can get it to a round 300 pages in the next day. Above, some samples to give you an idea of the breadth of content. Anyone who backs the Patreon (at any amount at all) by October 2 will get this thing.
Thanks everyone so much for your support!!

The month is ending, WHICH MEANS everybody who’s backed my Patreon so far is getting all their ebooks.

Since we reached the $300 goal, I’m sending an enormous sketchbook package to all current backers. So far it’s 270 pages; I think I can get it to a round 300 pages in the next day. Above, some samples to give you an idea of the breadth of content. Anyone who backs the Patreon (at any amount at all) by October 2 will get this thing.

Thanks everyone so much for your support!!

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"Let me have your name, and I will ask Glinda if she will receive you." They told who they were, and the girl soldier went into the Castle. After a few moments she came back to say that Dorothy and the others were to be admitted at once.
This is the Chapter 23 illustration, though maybe it pertains a little better to the end of chapter 22. Wrapping up the journey through Oz, finally!
I have a couple more illustrations to post, and will be launching a Kickstarter for the Oz book (with Make that Thing, friends who are good at production & fulfillment) in the near future.

baumbydahm:

"Let me have your name, and I will ask Glinda if she will receive you." They told who they were, and the girl soldier went into the Castle. After a few moments she came back to say that Dorothy and the others were to be admitted at once.

This is the Chapter 23 illustration, though maybe it pertains a little better to the end of chapter 22. Wrapping up the journey through Oz, finally!

I have a couple more illustrations to post, and will be launching a Kickstarter for the Oz book (with Make that Thing, friends who are good at production & fulfillment) in the near future.

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The four travelers passed through the rest of the forest in safety, and when they came out from its gloom saw before them a steep hill, covered from top to bottom with great pieces of rock.
"That will be a hard climb," said the Scarecrow, "but we must get over the hill, nevertheless."
This is the chapter 22 opener. ALMOST DONE posting everything here. I counted it all up a little while ago and there are 88 illustrations in total! Anyway I’ll be talking about the plan for the print book shortly…
This one was a little tricky, as I wanted to situate it at the start of the chapter when they reach the hill, and also show a little of Quadling Country beyond, as that’s also a significant part of the chapter and there’s not really another chance to see much of it.
The little heads peeking out are the hammerheads.

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The four travelers passed through the rest of the forest in safety, and when they came out from its gloom saw before them a steep hill, covered from top to bottom with great pieces of rock.

"That will be a hard climb," said the Scarecrow, "but we must get over the hill, nevertheless."

This is the chapter 22 opener. ALMOST DONE posting everything here. I counted it all up a little while ago and there are 88 illustrations in total! Anyway I’ll be talking about the plan for the print book shortly…

This one was a little tricky, as I wanted to situate it at the start of the chapter when they reach the hill, and also show a little of Quadling Country beyond, as that’s also a significant part of the chapter and there’s not really another chance to see much of it.

The little heads peeking out are the hammerheads.

benignkingdom
benignkingdom:

SPX was last weekend, our first convention tabling with Topatoco, and Becky & Frank & I have barely recovered before we gotta fly off to do two more conventions!
Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt are going to be at MONDOCON, in Austin, TX, on September 20 and 21. This is the very first Mondocon, and there’s a hugely impressive guest list of people in illustration and cartooning.
I (Evan) will be at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR for the same two days. I’m at table F-15 in artist alley! I haven’t done this show before but Portland is a good crowd and the now sadly passed Stumptown Comics Fest was a good show. Also RCCC is run by the folks who do ECCC in Seattle which is a really excellent convention! Signs point to yes.
If you’re in either of those areas we hope you’ll come see us!

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benignkingdom:

SPX was last weekend, our first convention tabling with Topatoco, and Becky & Frank & I have barely recovered before we gotta fly off to do two more conventions!

Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt are going to be at MONDOCON, in Austin, TX, on September 20 and 21. This is the very first Mondocon, and there’s a hugely impressive guest list of people in illustration and cartooning.

I (Evan) will be at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR for the same two days. I’m at table F-15 in artist alley! I haven’t done this show before but Portland is a good crowd and the now sadly passed Stumptown Comics Fest was a good show. Also RCCC is run by the folks who do ECCC in Seattle which is a really excellent convention! Signs point to yes.

If you’re in either of those areas we hope you’ll come see us!

Portlaaaaaaand