Happy Pi Day!

In case you haven’t heard, Anna Warren Cebrian and Mark Anthony Masterson publish comic books from time to time, most famously a modern Wizard of Oz adaptation titled “Dorothy.”

Thing is, along the way to our next comic, we made an observation. And that observation turned into an idea. And that idea became a project. And that project is seeking funding from the crowd on Kickstarter.

It’s like the Kingdom that was lost for want of a nail, except in reverse and it’s totally an Oz-themed Tarot Deck

Check it out: we got 19 of our graphic novel colleagues to agree to illustrate a full color 78-card tarot deck with scenes and characters from all the Oz books. We take our love of art and storytelling, wed it with the symbolism and wisdom of the tarot, and Boom: the Ultimate Choose-Your-Own-Adventure.

Like I said, we’ve chosen to crowd-fund this project, and we’re nearly there. In the final days of the fund-raising, though, we wanted to be sure to reach out to everyone and get you hep to the chance to help out. There’s even a gorgeous deck of cards in it for you if pledge at a certain level.

Speaking of the levels, there’s one or two that might interest people living in the L.A. area. We’re having a Deck Party over a comic book store, and also a Day with the Creators at Disneyland. Just look for the “GLINDA’S PARTY” and “RETURN TO OZ” levels. Those also come with decks and some other cool stuff.

There's levels for people in the Bay Area, too. Dinner with us, a party at Illusive Comics & Games with a lot of the artists. Those also come with decks and cool stuff. Look up "DAINTY CHINA COUNTRY" AND "OZMA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY" levels.

Oh and hey, there’s also add-ons. Tack an extra $3- $15 onto your pledge to get things like stickers or our commentary on the Wizard of Oz film, while we're well as imbibing.

I do hope you’ll give our project a look, or at least pass it along to anyone you think might be interested: comic book fans, Oz groupies, card collectors, passing wizards, sentient frogs, whomever. We don’t judge who your friends are, and we think the deck has a lot of appeal.

It’s called “The Shadow of Oz.”