Adapted by Alex Robinson, author of several graphic novels, the action and menace of the tale will be enhanced and lightly spoofed. It seems a most appropriate treatment of Baum's work -- he was an author who often let his profound and unsettling meanings roil beneath the surface of his otherwise fanciful stories.
Alex Robinson's books include Box Office Poison, Tricked, Alex Robinson's Lower Regions, and Too Cool to Be Forgotten. He lives in New York City with his wife and their pets, Krimpet and Wrigley.
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900 and received enormous, immediate success. Baum went on to write seventeen additional novels in the Oz series. Today, he is considered the father of the American fairy tale. His stories inspired the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, one of the most widely viewed movies of all time.
Michael Sieben is a professional designer and illustrator, primarily within the sub-culture of skateboarding, whose work has been exhibited and reviewed worldwide as well as featured in numerous illustration anthologies. He is a staff writer and illustrator for Thrasher magazine, and a weekly columnist for VICE.com. He is also a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas, as well as the cofounder of Roger Skateboards. The author of There's Nothing Wrong with You (Hopefully), he lives and works in Austin.
Tip, for as long as he can remember, has been under the control of a witch named Mombi. Upon news that Mombi is returning home to Gillikin Country, Tip plans to frighten her away by making a scarecrow named Jack Pumpkinhead.
But Mombi isn't fooled. For revenge, she uses magic to bring Jack to life and then threatens to turn Tip into a statue. Tip is forced to escape the witch with the help of his new friend, Jack. Together they head to Emerald City, where more magic and danger awaits ...
The Marvelous Land of Oz is significant for challenging gender roles in an early work of fantasy, with a boy who becomes a princess.
This title is being released as a part of Momentum's Classic Fantasy Fiction series.