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Dick Martin (artist)

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Dickinson P. Martin (June 29, 1927 – February 14, 1990) was an artist from Chicago who wrote and illustrated a number of books in and related to the Oz series.



Martin was an active Oz fan, serving as The International Wizard of Oz Club as president, vice-president, director, and editor of its magazine, The Baum Bugle.[1]

Martin illustrated Merry Go Round in Oz (1963), the 40th title in the regular Oz series.[2] Martin's illustrations received positive notice in a review in the Chicago Tribune.[3]

He was co-author of The Oz Scrapbook (1977). A Library Journal review of The Oz Scrapbook called it "a superb production".[4] Martin also wrote and illustrated The Ozmapolitan of Oz (1986). He designed new opening titles for the 1990s home video rerelease of His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz.

Prior to his Oz work, Martin illustrated two decks of playing cards for the Chicago Playing Card Collectors. The first, Fact & Fancy, was released in 1961 for the club's 10th anniversary in an edition of 600.[5][6] The second, Mythological Zoo, was made in 1971 and available in two versions — monochrome (edition of 200) and colored (edition of 100).[7]

Selected works

  • The Visitors from Oz (1960) as illustrator[8]
  • Merry Go Round in Oz (1963) as illustrator
  • The Oz Scrapbook. Random, 1977. ISBN 0394410548 as co-author
  • The Ozmapolitan of Oz (1986) as author


  1. ^ "To Own the Wizard - The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairy Tale | Exhibitions - Library of Congress". www.loc.gov. 2000-04-21. Archived from the original on 2001-01-27. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  2. ^ MERRY GO ROUND IN OZ | Kirkus Reviews.
  3. ^ MacFall, Russell. "From Everyday World to Oz." Chicago Tribune. 10 Nov 1963: k35A. Via Proquest.
  4. ^ "The Oz Scrapbook (Book)." Library Journal. 10/15/1977, Vol. 102 Issue 18, p2163. 1/7p. Via EBSCO.
  5. ^ "Dick Martin". DXPOHOME. Retrieved 29 April 2024.
  6. ^ Martin, Dick (1961). Fact & Fancy (Pack of cards). CPCC [Chicago Playing Card Collectors].
  7. ^ Bowling, Steve (September 2021). "Lot 23 - Mythological Zoo". Clear the Decks. XXXV (3): 31.
  8. ^ MacFall, Russell. "Ozmen in America." Chicago Daily Tribune. 25 Sep 1960: d14. Via Proquest.