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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Queen Ann

Here's Queen Ann of Oogaboo, another drawing by John R. Neill from Tik-Tok of Oz. Queen Ann sets out to conquer the world, but she doesn't get very far - in fact, her stint in the Nome Kingdom ends her ambitions.

This drawing is another chapter heading, this time from Chapter 21, on page 221 of the book. Poor Ann is a sorry sight after wandering lost in the Nome King's caverns!

One of the great things about original Neill pieces is the scale of the drawings, compared to their printed counterparts. Some artists work at a scale of 1:1, but Neill always seems to have gone large, making his drawings much more impressive in person. Here's an image to give a sense of the size difference between this drawing and the book illustration.

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