The Art of Oz by Gabriel Gale and John Fricke - In Person Event

11/19/2021 - 6:00pm

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 6PM

Oz archeologist Gabriel Gale will be in conversation with preeminent Oz historian John Fricke discussing how Gale brought to life all the creatures and inhabitants from L. Frank Baum’s beloved series, many illustrated here for the first time: wicked witches and their armies, mythical beasts, elemental fairies, robots, insects, one-legged and two-sided people, and many more sky, land, sea, and underground creatures.

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In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated audience at full capacity. All attendees are required to wear masks. All patrons over the age of sixteen will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. 

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About the Book:

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Princess Ozma of Oz, supreme ruler of the land of Oz, invites you to visit the enchanted kingdom of Oz as you never have before. THE ART OF OZ: WITCHES, WIZARDS, AND WONDERS BEYOND THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD has been sanctioned by royal proclamation.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the best-selling American children’s book of the twentieth century, and the classic 1939 movie of this quintessential American fairy tale left a permanent mark on the hearts and imaginations of devoted fans throughout the world. In THE ART OF OZ: WITCHES, WIZARDS, AND WONDERS BEYONE THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD artist and Oz archeologist Gabriel Gale brings to life all the creatures and inhabitants from L. Frank Baum’s beloved series, many illustrated here for the first time: wicked witches and their armies, mythical beasts, elemental fairies, robots, insects, one-legged and two-sided people, and many more sky, land, sea, and underground creatures. THE ART OF OZ also debuts the first-ever “Google Map” of the Land of Oz!

Gabriel Gale has mapped the country and animated all the creatures he found there. He has sketched Emerald City the buildings and habitats of the enchanted Land. Through spectacular illustrations, in original and precise style, Gale portrays each character in detail, often with attention to anatomy, structure, size and scale. Gale’s fantastical, vivid, and delightful renderings are also accompanied by excerpts and drawings from the fourteen books in Baum’s Oz series and the most famous inhabitants of Oz—Professor H.M. Woggle-Bug, T.E., Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Toto, Glinda the Good, and the Wizard—add context to this magical endeavor. This is the perfect book for the whole family to share and for anyone entranced by the fantasy and everlasting magic of Oz.

“Gabriel Gale has almost singlehandedly brought Oz into the 21st Century in this stunning book for all ages and for the ages.”

—Michael Patrick Hearn, author of the best-selling The Annotated Wizard of Oz

About the Author:

Gabriel Gale is an architect and artist whose enchantment with the Oz books began in childhood. In 2017 and 2018, he published two books in his three-book series Ages of Oz, which launched his own conception of a 1,000-year Oz universe based on the characters and intentions of L. Frank Baum’s original books.

John Fricke is a preeminent Oz historian; his past books include two about the entire Oz phenomenon and two about the famous MGM Wizard of Oz film.

Michael Patrick Hearn is the author of the best-selling The Annotated Wizard of Oz and the world’s leading authority on L. Frank Baum and his Oz series.

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