I am known for my work illustrating Oz. I originally started drawing funny animal cartoons. My love for "Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew" and Scott Shaw!, the artist of that book, made me want to create my own superhero funny animal comics. Megamoose and his sidekick Chum the Wonder Squirrel are characters I created almost 20 years ago. Here is a picture I did bringing my two loves together. You may notice that I signed it as Ruff!, which is the name I use for my funny animal art.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Now that I am done with Bucketheads in Oz, Iam busy working on some other projects. One of these projects is a comic story for Oziana. Here is the first page for The Ransom of Button-Bright written by J.L. Bell. To be continued in Oziana some time in the future.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
There are not many pictures of the Wicked Witch of the East without her being crushed underneath a house. I found one in The Tinwoodman of Oz and one on the cover of the 1992 Oziana done by Eric Shanower (I did the back cover BTW). Here is my take on her. Next I will be doing the Good Witch of the East.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
There are many witches who could claim to be the Wicked Witch of the South. On the left we have Eric Shanower's Wicked Witch of the South from "The Enchanted Apples of Oz". On the right we have Singra from Rachel Cosgrove Payes' "The Wicked Witch of Oz". In the middle is Blinkie from L. Frank Baum's "The Scarecrow of Oz". Each can lay claim to the title. Since I've already did a post on Glinda, I will do the Wicked Witch of the East next.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Officially there was no Good Witch of the West in canon. When Eric Shanower did the graphic novel The Blue Witch of Oz, he suggested that Gloma, the witch of the Black Forest from the book The Wishing Horse of Oz, was the Good Witch of the West. I'll go with that. Next the many faces of the Wicked Witches of the South.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
When it comes down to it, the most famous of the Oz witches is the Wicked Witch of the West. Most fans of the movie would not know this version,but anyone who is a fan of the book should recognize her. Once again I based her on how Denslow drew her in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Next the Good Witch of the West and who she might be.