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Denslow’s OZ January 14, 2020 – Posted in: books, Content, Illustration

      Of the 14 books in L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series only one was illustrated by W.W. Denslow. As it turns out, it was a big one. For it was Denslow that illustrated the first volume, Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, and visually introduced us to Dorothy and the gang.   Though many of us think of John R. Neill when thinking of Oz illustrators it was Denslow’s  “depictions…

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Infographic – The 16 Best Science Fiction Books of All Time December 26, 2019 – Posted in: Content, infographics

To celebrate upcoming  Science Fiction Day on January 2, 2020, the folks at Global English Editing have created an infographic featuring their picks for the 16 best science fiction books of all time. “If you’re fascinated by the unknown and by the possibilities of what science can bring in the future, you probably would be – or already are – a fan of science fiction. And that’s why National Science Fiction Day is the perfect…

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Literature + Comics = December 20, 2019 – Posted in: Comics / Cartoons, Content, Illustration

Classic Comics No. 1. The Three Musketeers, 1941. Cover art by Malcolm Kildale For almost 30 years Classic Comics brought the hi-spots of literature to our nations youth via the comic book. First published in 1941 the series changed hands a few times, beginning as Classic Comics and ending as Classics Illustrated in 1969.   Classic Comics No. 26: Frankenstein December, 1945. Cover art by Robert Webb and Ann Brewster Over 150 issues were published…

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Poets inspired by Bob Dylan November 18, 2018 – Posted in: Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews, Video

Bob Dylan is the subject of a new anthology of poems edited by two retired professors from his home state of Minnesota. Whittled down to 100 poems from a pool of  500 Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan is a collection honoring Dylan by poets in various stages of their careers. Contributors include Robert Bly; Charles Bukowski; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Patti Smith and Anne Waldman as well as this lost musing from…

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