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The Wizard of OZ by ToolKitten The Wizard of OZ by ToolKitten
Hope I dont get typecast for doing fairytales! or that sort of thing, anyways.


This is the variant cover for #1 Wizard of OZ published by Marvel (soon to be, anyways)

This was a really fun cover to do, J.scott asked his editors to have me color this, so I obliged. It puts a check on my list as my first work for Marvel. This cover was straight from pencils and I did some digital inking on the piece before i started.
Cartoony stuff can be fun to color (those clouds look like tasty marshmallows) and there really isn't anything you have to hold back on too much in terms of how bright things get (depending on the setting of course but definitely not here)

so here you go :)

EDIT: The slippers are only red in the movie, in the books they are silver, which this comic follows. please quit asking me why they aren't red :)

Lines by J.Scott Campbell :iconj-scott-campbell:

Colors by me, Nei Ruffino
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:iconforcedlactationlover:
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Scene more or less right out of the movie. In the book, the appearance of Glinda, the good Witch (of the south), comes much later in the story.
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mwr928 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
A young girl enters a surreal land, and kills the first person she meets.
She then enters into an conspiracy with four complete strangers to kill again.
All over a pair of shoes.
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Ryusukanku Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013

Oh you don't have to worry about that. Wizard of Oz isn't a fairy tale. It's North American Mythology by now.

 

Very nicely done. glad to see you remembered the shoes are silver, witches wear white and the color of the munchkin land is Blue. Little details like that really make the picture.

 

 

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vjkelly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
LOVE YOUR WORK
vjkelly ....NORTHERN OZ....if you would like to be on my site please let me know ...I have made a spot on my site for wizard of oz artists.  Will put pick you send me and your site ....send me the pick you want to put on site and your web address or deviant art address.  All i ask is let folk know about my new book NORTHERN OZ ...all new characters all new lands.
WWW.NORTHERNOZ.COM  
VINCENTJKELLY@YAHOO.COM
                                              If you would like to give  your idea of what my characters or lands look like be my guest.
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vjkelly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
FEEL FREE TO SEND ME YOUR WORK AND I WILL POST IT ON MY WEBSITE SO PEOPLE CAN FIND YOU ON DEVIANT ART. Or your facebook or website.
 
 NORTHERN OZ by vjkelly
  WWW.NORTHERNOZ.COM
All artists please get in touch with me and I will post your site on deviant art on my site...let me know. vincentjkelly@yahoo.com

                                            NORTHERN OZ
                                Beyond The Yellow Brick Road
                                                  By VjKelly

Long ago the wondrous Land of Oz was discovered by generations of children and adults alike.  But what few people knew was across the great desert and beyond the most northern territories of Oz was a land long ago forgotten.  That land was Northern Oz.  Once connected to all the counties within Oz by the Yellow Brick Road the two lands became forever separated by an evil spell cast by a wicked sorceress.  She covered the great desert with a dreary, dense fog that thwarted any attempt at crossing.  Since then Northern Oz has existed only as a memory, passed down from one generation to the next …until now.
          So come and join Kristi and her friends, Obo the street clown, Oddbitz the crash car dummy, Timba who is half wolf half man, and the floating-darting Wim the little Wimbididee as they journey through the exciting and magical lands of Northern Oz.
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21-Butterflies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This picture is just gorgeous!!!
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phirripree Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! And I forgot to mention how I love that you put some purple into the Good Witch of the North's garments, which is awesome because the north country of the Gilikins is purple!
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phirripree Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I also love the fact that Dorothy is being kept blonde, as she was in the illustrations of John R. Neill.... Although, She was a brunette in the first book, she was blonde in the remaining 39. Great Work! :D
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LarsLasse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wasn't it Skottie Young that did the art for the comic?
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:iconinorus002:
Inorus002 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cute
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Celestial-Winters Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thank you! you read the book and know her slippers are silver! I love you now
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
marvel's wizard of oz was actually a retelling of the novels :)
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Celestial-Winters Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
oh I see, but that was a seriously amazing job you did ^^
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ScandalatiousIntent Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh! I love this! So accurate!
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Jessica0123 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hi, lik i like ur art and all, but victor flmeming stole my idea. he really did, and it is my interlectual property, so i think that you should know that.
:)
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ChupaCabraThing Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   General Artist
My 2 year old went as the book version last halloween because my wife is a fan, ALL we heard all night is "why are her shoes not red?"

We told them "why can you not read?" and that in the books the shoes were silver
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MidnightSunWolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Oh my goodness! Toto looks so cute! Haha, so much better than the movie! Great!
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ammyxokami Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I bought this a while back and the art was completely amazing!
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MariaTheHedgehog-1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Artist
creative art! <3
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allstarspowerteam Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow this is beautiful!
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:iconwritinglovey:
writinglovey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Toto is sooo cute!
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Lady-of-the-Shield Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Writer
Looks just like I imagined it when I read the book! I love the Good Witch's happy expression and Dorothy's shock and guilt. The fisheye perspective is a nice touch.

SILVER RULES
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NIK1530 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm Actually Reading This Right Now!!!
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SelflessDream Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally bought this book!
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archonus1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
NICE.....I LOVE IT
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
This is a delight!
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the-watched-pot Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The shading on the wood is particularly lovely. I can almost feel the texture. Excellent job!
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Phabayane Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Writer
Love this!
I'm a Wicked Fanatic, and in Wicked the slippers are silver, so i support the silver slippers!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
the slippers are silver int he books
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:iconphabayane:
Phabayane Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Writer
I know, but I follow Wicked, so i agree with the usage of my favorite color. :D :)
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Valhalla-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Witch of the North: "S'All good!"
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H2-O Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Just fantastic! Can't belive I couldn't find this before using 'search'. Very talented. :)
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BroadwayBoundLoser16 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for portraying Dorothy, the Witch of the North, and the Munchkins the way they are in the books and not the way the movie bastardizes them. This looks really good.
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
well this was a cover for the comic book version of the books :)
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GreatWallStr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
No ruby red slippers? :O
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
that was only in the movie
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:iconhuskito:
huskito Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really, really love the style of this piece, especially how close it is to the books. I'm not sure I know enough about Oz to say I'm an Oz geek, but I loved reading most of L. Frank Baum's original 14 books (he did write 14, not just the first, and up to at least 7 they're fantastic).

But! Enough attempting to be a know-it-all. X3 The Silver Slippers are indeed from the books, and Glinda there was an old woman as well. I really like how she appears here, not just grandmotherly but also very wise, almost a bit frighteningly clever. The colors are great, nice and bright but not over-the-top like the movie (which was still cool!)

In any case, this looks fantastic.
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Piper1004 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Am I mistaken in thinking there was a Good Witch of the North?
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:iconhuskito:
huskito Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope! There was indeed a Good Witch of the North, though she disappears after the first book.
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
If she didn't want my house to land on her, she shouldn't have been standing where it was gonna land! :D
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l4rd23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
i luv the old yellow bricks!
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Dog-Of-Awesome Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Delightful! I like the look of the good witch's face.
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RodReilly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really amazing! =D
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homeroyjosedibujant Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
j.scott campbelles uno de mis dibujantes faboritos
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spacelion88 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I especially love the distortion effect
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SuperSkouliki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no place like home!Once again great colours, i can now officialy say that i'm a fan of yours ;)!
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LittleMermaidGirl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
insanely awesome!!!! <3
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Vino-grad Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
I love this job! very beautiful, bright colors. how long do you paint?
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
hmm? like, on this or period?
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