Sunday, May 06, 2018

This Week's Oz Short Story

The second story in the 1991 issue of Oziana was "The Tail of the Pink Goat" by Everett Avila with a number of illustrators contributing pictures. It originates in a line from Kabumpo in Oz where Kabumpo promises to tell the tale, but never does. It's a story of an Oz long, long ago, before the witches and the Wizard. The Blue Emperor befriends an outcast pink goat with a rope tail who helps save the future Blue Empress. That's about it! But the presentation is a lot of fun, as it goes into detail about how the story is told as pictures woven into a garment. The text is the interpretation of the garment. No wonder this took eight illustrators!

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