Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Interpreted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young
When I saw this graphic novel at the library, I knew I had to bring it home and take a peek. My peek revealed a tale that was true to the original, though the visuals did not completely match my own imagination. Some character interpretations I absolutely loved; case in point was the Cowardly Lion. One in particular left me unsettled: the Scarecrow. The others grew on me and the overall illustrations kept me staring at the pages long after reading the words printed on them.
Despite the difference in views, I still enjoyed this novel and the perspective presented by a true fan of Oz. If you are one of these fans, you may enjoy getting lost in Shanower and Young's version, too!
What are some of your favorite interpretations or retellings of Baum's Oz?