08 April 2009

Spotting Oz Fans All Over

According to a recent profile in the New York Times Magazine, physicist Freeman Dyson escaped from his stereotypically hellish English boarding school by:

reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which gave him his first sense of America as a more "exciting place where all sorts of weird things could happen," and Jules Verne's comic science-fiction descriptions of "more crazy Americans" bound for the moon.
Jordan Weisman, coauthor of the bestselling multimedia Cathy's Book, has started a company called Smith & Tinker to develop "connected entertainment products that move seamlessly back and forth from online to offline." The original Smith and Tinker were, of course, the inventors of Tik-Tok, the clockwork man in Ozma of Oz.

And master comics letterer Todd Klein, whom I've quoted about the Robin logo, reviews the latest issue of The Baum Bugle.

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