The Winter 2018 issue is full of heart! It’s a feature-packed 100th birthday party for the Tin Woodman and his book, The Tin Woodman of Oz, which was first published in 1918. To celebrate, five extraordinary young visual storytellers—James Ortiz (The Woodsman), Ray Tintori (Death to the Tinman), Brandon McCormick (Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man), Nick Boxwell and Mattzilla Duron (The Tin Woods)—have joined us for an exclusive interview. They’ll tell us why the Tin Woodman’s origin story demands to be retold and how it appeals to modern audiences. They’ll also take us behind the scenes into the creation process of four unique and remarkable adaptations.
Elsewhere in this issue, we take a look at the original novel, revisiting scenes of childhood nightmares and moments of extreme pathos to uncover new themes and readings of one of Baum’s most melancholy works. We’ll hold up a mirror to Baum’s original character and see how his ambiguous masculinity reflects itself in the work of YouTube sensation Todrick Hall and his visual album Straight Outta Oz. PLUS: we’ll visit a children’s summer production of Ozma of Oz, a mysterious outdoor performance of The Wizard of Oz, and a brand new play that gets inside the detachable head of Scraps, the Patchwork Girl.
Finally, we have included tributes to our beloved friend and former editor-in-chief, Barbara S. Koelle, who passed away shortly after our last issue’s publication.
Oil up your joints and join us for this very special issue!
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