Friday, March 11, 2016

The Colorful World of Oz

In addition to Age of Bronze news, I'll occasionally post about other projects of mine. Here's a recent non-Age of Bronze one.

Over the years I've written and illustrated many comics, books, and other publications concerning L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz. My latest is an Oz coloring book titled Welcome to Oz, published by IDW last month. It features thirty black-and-white Oz images just ready for you to color. Some of the images have appeared elsewhere and some are new for this book. One bonus feature is a four-page fold-out of a galaxy of Oz characters.

You can find Welcome to Oz at your favorite bookseller, both actual and online. You can also order it from Hungry Tiger Press by clicking here, where each copy ordered will be signed by me.

Oz is for the young and young-at-heart, so I find the subtitle "Adult Coloring Book" amusing. Yes, the current coloring book craze is being propelled primarily by adults who find coloring with pencils, markers, or crayons a perfect way to relieve stress. But labeling Oz as "adult" seems odd. Nevertheless, the artwork in the book is suitable for non-adults and brings you the Oz characters--from the Scarecrow to Ozma to the Patchwork Girl and even to Rinkitink--as generations of Oz fans of all ages have known and loved them.