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How the Wizard Came to Oz
The true origin of the Wizard of Oz.
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Comic language: English
Genre: Fantasy
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How the Wizard Came to Oz is the story of a clever ventriloquist named Oscar Zoroaster Diggs who is carried away by a balloon to the Land of Oz, where he quickly runs afoul of the Wicked Witch of the West and her sister the Wicked Witch of the East. This comic is based on my book 'How the Wizard Came to Oz' that was published in 1991.


I am the author and illustrator of six children's, 'How the Wizard Came to Oz' being the first, as well as a number of freelance cartoons.

Most recent comments left on How the Wizard Came to Oz

Joseph Bongiorno (Guest)
15th Oct 2016
"Deadly Crows and Wicked Witches"
Great stuff here with the evil crows dressed as a scarecrow and the coming of the Emerald City. One potential discrepancy is that it take 20 years between the time the Wizard arrives in Oz (in 1871) to the time Morrow is destroyed and he moves into the Emerald City (in 1892), but that's easily reconcilable story-wise if we either ignore the "One Year Later" marker, or allow an 18 or so year span between pages 53 and 54.
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thesithempire (Guest)
27th Sep 2016
"The Wizard Comes to the Center of Oz"
Nice section with the Wizard arriving at the center of Oz (and with no contradictions to its name Morrow/Amara). Not sure how I feel about Omby Amby using a gun to kill a kalidah, as it seems out-of-character for a someone who refuses to use bullets in his gun (and has a flower there instead). But then again, that's much later in his life, and we don't know what happens to him between now and then to have caused that change.
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thesithempire (Guest)
17th Sep 2016
"Glinda creates a tornado!"
This isn't the first time it's been implied that Glinda brought Dorothy to Oz. An upcoming story in The Lost Tales of Oz anthology (2017) will reveal that Dorothy isn't even the first girl she brought!

As regards the Golden Cap, for continuity nuts (like myself) who want to reconcile how the WWW uses the cap four times, twice in this story, once in Hugh Pendexter III's Oz and the Three Witches, and once in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, my best retcon is that after she uses it the third time (in Pendexter's tale), she gives it to her sister, who then uses it three times for her own purposes (perhaps against other enemies or rivals). Once it's depleted for her, she gives it back to the WWW. My guess is that it essentially resets once someone else has used it.
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thesithempire (Guest)
10th Sep 2016
Given that Glinda is Gaylette's daughter (from Dennis' The Winged Monkeys of Oz), Locasta may be Gaylette's aunt. I'm adding this new detail to the history of Glinda, found here: Glindas History
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Dennis Anfuso (Guest)
9th Sep 2016
"Oz artist deluxe"
Really enjoying this story. I look forward to each installment, and that's a great sign of a clever tale! Nice monkeys too. and the twist of Locasta being Glinda's great Aunt is a fascinating twist.
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