I really needed to do more illustrations like that first one. Genius!
The second illustration is based on one of the most famous of John R. Neill’s Oz illustrations, of Princess Langwidere in Ozma of Oz. As far as creepy stuff in the Oz books goes, Princess Langwidere ties for my favorite with the scene in The Tin Woodman of Oz where the Tin Woodman meets all his detached human body parts and they kind of hate him. Man, I love the Oz books.
This installment is dedicated to the Starbuck Avenger, heroine of Jeff Wells’s online serial Tales of the Starbuck Avenger.