Archive for ‘Watusi’s newest adventure — Watusi in OZ!’

June 19, 2019

“Watch your step!”

Next: Watusi gets what he asks for…

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June 12, 2019

“Do you see what I see?”

I bet Minerva’s hoping the next Ozites she meets are less fragile than a pumpkin-headed stick man and a suit of clothes stuffed with straw! Someone to help with the (literally) heavy lifting of this journey…

(As with the other double-page spreads in this story, this episode can be viewed at a larger size if you’re interested– just click on the image.)

June 5, 2019

“Changing of the garb”

Watusi may be done wearing the costume of a clown … but I can’t guarantee he won’t still act like one!

May 29, 2019

“The way forward”

Um… can we go back?

May 22, 2019

“The way back”

Since we already know what Kirby’s news is, this seems like a good time to go check back in with this strip’s title character. Next time…

May 15, 2019

“A timely correction”

And don’t feel too bad about Tik-Tok … he’s been in a situation like this before!

May 8, 2019

“Tech talk”

It’s a good thing Kirby’s spent enough time studying science that he can talk “robot”…

May 1, 2019

“The way I heard it…”

Looks like Kirby’s about give Tik-Tok a good talkin’ to!

I can’t decide if the many characters Baum described as having immutable facial features (not just Tik-Tok, but also Jack Pumpkinhead and (in theory) the painted-on face of the Scarecrow) is a good thing or a bad thing. While it gives me a smaller range of expressions to use for them, it can make them easier to draw…

April 24, 2019

“Just following orders”

Wha-?!? Explanations are forthcoming, I hope!

April 17, 2019

“Like clockwork”

I’ve been trying to avoid reading other peoples’ takes on Oz characters, but I have heard that Tik-Tok often turns out to be more sinister than he was in Baum’s books. I hope I can treat him well…