Oz-story Magazine

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Oz-story Magazine was an annual periodical devoted to the literature and art of Oz, the fantasy land created by L. Frank Baum.[1][2][3] It was published in six volumes between 1995 and 2000.

Oz-story was published by Hungry Tiger Press, and edited by David Maxine; he was assisted by Eric Shanower, who was responsible for a significant share of the artwork in the volumes. Oz-story printed a variety of Oz-related features and illustrations, by writers and artists closely associated with the Oz mythos — Baum, Ruth Plumly Thompson, W. W. Denslow, John R. Neill, Jack Snow, Rachel Cosgrove Payes, and many others — including modern contemporaries like Shanower and Edward Einhorn.

The most notable single work in the six volumes of Oz-story was arguably Eloise Jarvis McGraw's novel The Rundelstone of Oz, never previously published, which appeared in the sixth and final volume. Rare Baum novels were reprinted in Oz-story:

Oz-story generally earned high praise from critics and reviewers during its limited existence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Nathanson, Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America, Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 1991.
  2. ^ Suzanne Rahn, The Wizard of Oz: Shaping an Imaginary World, New York, Twayne, 1998.
  3. ^ Michael O'Neal Riley, Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum, Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 1997.