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The OZ Reading Club: Books three and four


A drawing of the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger facing each other. The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger Out now: Ozma of Oz and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

The monthly challenge continues with the next two books in the series.

If you haven’t noticed by now, the covers for each pair of books are designed as a diptych. The idea is that you’d line each pair up side by side in your ereader library.

Of course, you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to. :-)

I’ve also updated the first two with a slightly tweaked stylesheet (should look better now in apps such as Aldiko, Readmill, or Bluefire) and a fix for a very embarrassing error in my automatic smartypants quotes converter.

Four of the fourteen books are out.

  1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  1. The Marvelous Land of Oz
  1. Ozma of Oz
  1. Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz

I need to get Jenný to blog about her process for illustrating these covers. A lot of thought, sketching, and experimentation has gone into making sure they work both as regular covers (displayed large) and ebook covers (displayed small in your library).

Hint hint, Jenný. :-)

Which reminds me: every illustration you see on this site, on the Heartpunk site, or in the OZ Reading Club is available as a print as well. Covers, illustrations, you name it. Just email the illustrator, Jenný, at baukur@gmail.com for more info.

Also, Jenný is hungry for feedback and comments on the illustrations. If you don’t feel like writing a comment then you can email her instead. (She’ll hate me for having written this but what else are meddling older brothers for? :-P)

Happy reading!

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