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Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Neill Watercolor

Here's a watercolor by John R. Neill, which I think bears a striking resemblance to a published drawing of Planetty, the Silver Princess in The Silver Princess in Oz. The pose is very similar, as is the outfit, if a bit more risque. I don't know if this drawing was ever published - I'm guessing it wasn't.

Apparently Neill did do his share of bawdy drawings - in these days of adult/dark Oz tales, it's interesting to consider how Neill might have worked as an illustrator.

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