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
Colors by me, Nei Ruffino
2. Think of something you wanna accomplish within the next week and
say it to your self 6 times!!
3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to yourself 9 times!!!
4. Think of something that you want to happen between you and that
1special person and say it to your self 12 times!!!
5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as you
scroll down focus and concentrate on it and think on nothing else but
Now make one last & final wish about that one wish that you picked.
After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and
what you wished for will come true within in one week!
u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of your
Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was your last chance. Now
pay very close attention this important message!
Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda
chain letters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1864
and if you break this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that
after hearing these stories.
Take Barbra Wallace .. She was a pretty lucky girl, up till she got
this same chain letter. She had a crush on th e same kid since
kindergarden. when she got this mail she didn't pay any attention to
it. She just thought, no big deal. And deleted it. The next day her
dad got fired and her mom dies in a car crash. If she would have sent
the letter none of that would have happened and her mom would be
Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average nerd. Had glasses, was
short and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs of
your total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51
people in the hour. Now, like Barbra , he had a crush on a girl since
3rd grade. The next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her
love for him ever since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage
her out, and of course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years.
They grew up and
married each other to live happily forever.
Now if you couldn't relate to the others, this'll get ya hooked.
Listen to this. A kid named Jordan Johnson was just getting on AOL to
check his mail. He was a quiet kid, not that popular but not a geek
either. he was just normal. He saw he had mail from his friend. It was
this exact letter. Now Jordan Johnsen was a smart kid and he knew what
could happen if he didnt pass it on. He simply pulled a few friends
from his buddy list and sent it along. The next day, about that same
time, he got a phone call. It said he had won the lottery!
then his dad came home and bought him a new bike! His mom bought him
Nintendo64 and play station! His grandmother sent him a new computer,
and his best friend
gave him tickets to the concert he wanted to go to, Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!
Then he inherited a brand-new tv from his aunt! He was goin' wild! the
next day his secret crush asked him out, and they have been going out
Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i'd rather
be, but thats up to you. I wouldn't wanna end up like Barbra but thats
only me. We all want what we cant have but now's ur chance to go out
withthat special somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you
send this to-
1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love life..... forever!!!!!
10 people- your crush will say they like you as a friend...... ONLY!!!!!
15 people- your crush will say they like you
20 people- your crush will ask you out!
25 people- your crush will kiss you!!
30 people - Your crush will fall in love with you
35 people or more- All of the above!!
Don't blow it, it's ur
chance to shine! Have everything u wanted, and more! Now, complaining
cus u dont have any
friends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It's simple, just go in a
chat room, pick some names and send away! but here's the catch.....
you only have 1 hour
She then enters into an conspiracy with four complete strangers to kill again.
All over a pair of shoes.
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.
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.
If you would like to give your idea of what my characters or lands look like be my guest.
NORTHERN OZ by vjkelly
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Beyond The Yellow Brick Road
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.
We told them "why can you not read?" and that in the books the shoes were silver
I'm a Wicked Fanatic, and in Wicked the slippers are silver, so i support the silver slippers!
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.