I've been so busy with my personal life and planning for this year's OzCon International that a lot on this blog has fallen by the wayside more than usual. But my summer break is coming soon, and maybe then I can blog about comic books and Oz references on Jeopardy!, as well as start reading short stories again. But right now, I can at least catch up on some comic strips, as my man in Japan, Michael-sensei, has found a few for me recently. (Incidentally, Michael is also celebrating L. Frank Baum's birthday today with a look at some of the Japanese Oz books he has found. I've been the benefactor when he's found duplicates!)
- A few weeks ago, Frank & Steinway presented this little corner of Oz. (This cartoon reminds me a bit of this movie—which I still haven't seen, I'll hastily add.)
- Politics and the current presidential race rear their ugly heads in this offering from David Fitzsimmons of the Arizona Star.
- That same day, Randy Bish of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review had this timeless commentary on how our system works.