The sun shone brightly as our friends turned their faces toward the Land of the South.  They were all in the best of spirits, and laughed and chatted together.  Dorothy was once more filled with the hope of getting home, and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were glad to be of use to her.  As for the Lion, he sniffed the fresh air with delight and whisked his tail from side to side in pure joy at being in the country again, while Toto ran around them and chased the moths and butterflies, barking merrily all the time.
Chapter 19; leaving the Emerald City on the last leg of their journey. Tried to show a perspective on the wall distinct from this one.
Really in the home stretch, now! I finished the last of the drawing, and everything should be colored this week, before I go to SPX!

The sun shone brightly as our friends turned their faces toward the Land of the South.  They were all in the best of spirits, and laughed and chatted together.  Dorothy was once more filled with the hope of getting home, and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were glad to be of use to her.  As for the Lion, he sniffed the fresh air with delight and whisked his tail from side to side in pure joy at being in the country again, while Toto ran around them and chased the moths and butterflies, barking merrily all the time.

Chapter 19; leaving the Emerald City on the last leg of their journey. Tried to show a perspective on the wall distinct from this one.

Really in the home stretch, now! I finished the last of the drawing, and everything should be colored this week, before I go to SPX!

Spot illustrations from “the Dainty China Country.”

I drew (I think) the last of the spot illustrations yesterday, and there are 63 of them! So 87 total pictures in the book. There might be a little more too; I’m considering making some quiet little “epilogue” pictures showing where the different characters are said in Chapter 23 to end up.

Hey I’ll be at SPX this weekend, if you’re in the environs of DC!

Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.  Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors.  These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist.  There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.
Chapter 20, on the way south. This one is a weird one; one of the little episodes that feels kind of out-of-place and begins and ends abruptly. Very fun intricate drawing that took forever!!
I’ve been posting Oz stuff on the Patreon a bit earlier than here, if you’re interested!

Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.  Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors.  These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist.  There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.

Chapter 20, on the way south. This one is a weird one; one of the little episodes that feels kind of out-of-place and begins and ends abruptly. Very fun intricate drawing that took forever!!

I’ve been posting Oz stuff on the Patreon a bit earlier than here, if you’re interested!

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topatoco:

TopatoCo will be returning once again to SPX located in Bethesda, MD! We have a variety of guests with us this year, and many Friends of TopatoCo will be tabling as well!

TopatoCo will be at tables 23-30, with feature guests such as:

It’s me, Ignatz Nominee Evan Dahm

I was going to make my own little SPX-map but this one’s better and it has a good number of SPX’s Webcomic Contingent listed as well. That’s me along the back wall with Benign Kingdom compatriots Becky and Frank!

Thank you Topatoco friends for making a swell map.

If you’re around I hope you can make it to SPX it’s one of my favorites!