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Luckiest Fan

Who is? *I* am. Why?  'Cause one of my favorite writers is this fellow named Mark Anthony Masterson. And I get to read through all 78 of his Card Descriptions for our artists, as I send them each their assignments (the list of which we should post for you, soon) and it's So Much Deliciousness! 35,000 words. It's a novel. Baum would be impressed.

Wanna peak? Maybe we should let one lucky fan see some of these here bits.

Oh, and our EmCity podcast was ready, but then I remembered to add a sign off. So that had to be re-edited. Should be available for your earholes in a day or two, now.

Ok, back to sending the artists their assignments.



How Big Is Your Deck?

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.”



3 days left

There are 3 days left to fund The Shadow of Oz: A Tarot Deck Kickstarter. This rare anthology of art by amazing artists, based upon the books of L. Frank Baum is something you should own.

If you haven't backed us with at least $25, please go do so. Every single backer SERIOUSLY makes a difference. We haven't hit our Funding Target, yet, and we won't be able to make this project happen unless we do.

If you are an Art Collector, an Oz Collector, a Comic Book Collector, this is something you should really consider getting.

Pledge $750 or more

1 backer Limited (7 left of 8)

ROYAL ARTIST OF OZ- THREE: Receive the original art for one of Eric Shanower's cards, plus The Heart Level.

You will receive

  • A Thank You on our website
  • A digital copy of Dorothy #1
  • A digital .pdf of all 78 cards
  • A copy of The Shadow of Oz: A Tarot Deck
  • The Original Artwork for one of Eric Shanower's cards for this deck.

Why is this level so high? Because you can't buy original art of Eric's. He doesn't put it out for sale. However, because he's a Darling and a friend of ours, he's giving us his original work to raise funds to make this project happen.  I mean it, go look on eBay, you will not find original art by him.

Never heard of Eric Shanower? He is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling cartoonist, author, and illustrator. His work has been widely published--from Marvel Comics to Random House, from Nickelodeon Magazine to BBC television. He's worked on Oz stories since he was a child. Yes, his work is collectible. Yes, if you have been wanting to invest in some fine art, THIS is the time to do so, and this is the artist to collect.

Thank you all for your support and for Sharing!!