Welcome to my blog, featuring various pieces from my collection of Oz books, artwork and memorabilia!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
This piece was published in McCall's magazine in March, 1919. The original artwork for the top drawing of the rabbit band (or Pussyfoot Chorus), is still in the Neill family (see image below), and was featured in Illustration magazine in 2006. At that point it was listed as an unknown magazine illustration, but we can see how it was used. It's a pity that the McCall's page wasn't printed in full color!
In the 1922 Oz book, Kabumpo in Oz, one of the main characters is a rabbit named Wag, who could have stepped out of this series. I don't think I've run across any of these bunnies after that point in the early 1920's, which is too bad - they're great little characters!
I'm particularly fond
of The Egg Dance!
Posted by Bill Campbell